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Solving California’s early literacy crisis is a social justice imperative

Solving California’s early literacy crisis is a social justice imperative

Solving California’s early literacy crisis is a social justice imperative Believing in the future of California’s most vulnerable students demands an urgent focus on early literacy. Nearly 178,000 economically disadvantaged third graders are not meeting state standards for English language arts, and the vast majority of those falling behind are disproportionately Black and Latino children. Early learning gaps all too…

12 Children’s Books About Bridging Language Barriers

12 Children’s Books About Bridging Language Barriers

These picture books feature characters who find ways to communicate with older relatives or with each other, even when they don’t share a common language. Have you ever played Pictionary? How about charades? The general premise of these games is that you have to convey information nonverbally to your partner(s) so they can say a specific phrase or the name…

Empowering Kids Through Storybooks: Helping Kids Make Sense of Global Conflicts with Compassion

Empowering Kids Through Storybooks: Helping Kids Make Sense of Global Conflicts with Compassion

Empowering Kids Through Storybooks: Helping Kids Make Sense of Global Conflicts with Compassion Distressing images and overheard conversations about global conflicts can affect children, leaving them with questions and emotions that can be hard to express. While children naturally seek emotional support from parents to feel safe, the challenge lies in finding the right words to explain difficult topics to…