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reading

Why I Still Love to Read to My BIG Kids

Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and nine and I’m looking squarely at parenting big kids now. They get their own snacks, buckle […]

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local libraries

Your Local Library: Did You Know?

Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the key to the community? From story times to writers’ workshop, and tax preparation assistance to free admission at cultural destinations, libraries around Portland offer unique and often missed enrichment and support opportunities. […]

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children's books

PMB Book Club: Kid-Friendly Books

Are you tired of reading the same children’s books to your kids? Those books that rhyme? Tell the same story? Are mass-produced and mass-marketed? If you are looking for books that are different, read on, I have a few suggestions below that I have found to be gems.  The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have by Anton […]

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kindergarten

What to Consider When Considering Kindergarten

To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? That is a question for many parents with children who have birthdays on the months immediately preceding the cutoff date. In a time when expectations of young children are increasing, and kindergarten in Oregon is now full-day, families are choosing to delay entry into the formal school system. While it is a […]

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local libraries

Library Love: 5 Reasons to Visit

Ahhh, the library! Where we can talk (quietly!) and our kids can learn stuff. After all, readers are leaders. I saw that on a sign at the library… While our family lives in Lake Oswego, we call the Tualatin Library home. Besides respite from the Portland drizzle, here’s FIVE reasons to frequent your local library. 1. Online Access No […]

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Oregon Battle of the Books

Read to excel: Mastering the Battle of the Books

Can you imagine your child getting as excited about reading as a Ducks or Beavers fan gets about the Civil War football game? Believe it or not, students all over Oregon are motivated to this level of excitement through the annual Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) competition. And just like an athlete must train hard to […]

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