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Parents' Choice Book Awards!

Parents' Choice Award Medal

The Parents' Choice Awards recognize the best in audios, books, DVDs, magazines, mobile apps, software, television, toys, video games, and websites for kids. Click here to see the best kids' books for Spring of 2013 in these categories:

Doing & Learning
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Picture Books
Poetry

Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence

Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence

"The famous Mozart effect was certainly overhyped and oversimplified, but it now appears that learning to appreciate complex music really can boost overall intelligence."

Kids who learn music are smarter overall, and even have better language skills!

Plenty of music for kids for free at the Tulsa City-County Library!

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

"Parents do not need to create a lesson plan in order to help their children learn during the summer. All it takes is carving out a bit of time each day to explore the world around us." - Emily Kirkpatrick, Vice President, National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

From gardening projects to online summer camps, here are some fun approaches to learning for the whole family to share.

It is not about reading, it is about language, and the more you expand your child's world, the more language tools (knowledge, vocabulary, etc.) your child will have. 

Books on the Shelf: Do They Lead to More Success in School?

Home Libraries

“Regardless of how many books the family already has, each addition to a home library helps the children get a little farther in school.”

www.psmag.com/culture-society/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212/

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