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Squid for President!

Jokes about presidential candidates are just too easy this time around so I’m going to skip that part and get right to Aaron Reynolds new picture book President Squid. It is true that no giant squid has ever been president before, but this might be the right time. Squid wears a tie, lives in a big house (a sunken cruise liner), is famous (he’s in a book), does all the talking, and likes to boss people around so he thinks he is perfect for the job. Will he be the fifth president carved into Mt. Rushmore? If you aren’t already having enough fun during this year’s presidential race, check out President Squid for even more laughs. ...


Party in the Park
Party in the Park

1,875 preschoolers and 750 adults!

This year's photos are now online!

RSS Tips for Parents & Caregivers »

Family Cookbook

Here's a fun family activity for the summer: when you're preparing food together, write down the ingredients and steps together to make a family cookbook. A family cookbook doesn't have to be fancy. To me, the fun is in talking through the steps involved, the ingredients used, and the quantities. At any age, children benefit from this time spent together with you. There is so much hands-on learning that happens when kids and their adults think about an easy recipe (lemonade, anyone?) and write it down....

Global Reading Challenge
Global Reading Challenge

2016 Challenge Winners Announced

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