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use your words guest Kate Hopper

As parents, we often remind our children, “Use your words,” to help them express and manage their emotions. But that can be good advice for parents too! Writer Kate Hopper’s new book is an inspiring and informative manual to help you discover the power of words in your own life. As a psychologist who has…

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love of reading guest Laura Hanson

Teaching reading is not only the school’s responsibility; we parents play a huge role in nurturing our children’s love of reading and promoting their skills. And this doesn’t mean drill and drudgery! Laura Hanson, a reading specialist in the Edina Public Schools, brings a wealth of easy, fun, effective ways to choose and use books…

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Literacy Skills Guest Dr. Lori Helman

The path to reading success starts long before a child walks through the school door. From the earliest conversations we have with our toddler to singing songs or playing rhyming games in the car, we are preparing our child for the reading and writing that will be so important to later school success. But what…

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creative writing for children guest Pam Allyn

Mastery of the written word is essential in nearly all walks of life, and success begins early. But that doesn’t mean drilling your toddler on letters and words. Pam Allyn, literacy expert and author of Your Child’s Writing Life, joins Marti and Erin to talk about creative writing for children – tot to teen. Pam…

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KARE appearance on preventing summer learning loss

Marti talked with KARE 11 News at 11’s Diana Pierce about preventing summer learning loss, and we’ll share the video if it becomes available.   Research shows that most children experience a significant summer learning loss, requiring teachers to spend extensive time reviewing in the fall. But there are many cost-free ways to keep children…

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