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Themed Books and Activities for Summer Reading and Learning

Is your child fascinated by dinosaurs, planes, bugs, birds, animals, the moon and stars, art, thunder and lightning? Do you have a young detective, explorer, or superhero at home? Does your child love reading poetry, myths, or tall tales with you? Start with a book … and see where your child's imagination goes! Browse our theme library below to jumpstart your summer adventure.

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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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Download these colorful ready-to-print lunch box notes, play date cards, and door hangers for the kids in your life.

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