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SWAB Summer Blog

Join us for a summer full of adventures!

Our guest bloggers share how they use Start with a Book resources to dive into learning. Go on a scavenger hunt, start a family vegetable garden, learn about stars and the night sky, and more!

Read Aloud Tips

Read Aloud Tips

Read aloud every day with your child and talk about what you're reading. These two simple activities help build your child's vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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Things to Do, Places to Go in Washington, DC

Things to Do, Places to Go in Washington, DC 3 stars

Washington DC is full of interesting places to go with your kids — places that encourage hands-on learning!

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