Learning (science, reading, etc.) Top Stories

7 Toys That Help Kids Learn to Read and Write

By Laurie Schacht, The Toy Insider | Toys, Books & Entertainment

Few things more important than teaching kids to love reading and writing. Here are some great gadgets that make learning fun.

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Reading Activities for a Rainy Day

By PBS Parents | Caring For Children

These literacy activities will keep your grandkids smiling 'till the sun comes out!

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Activities That Beat the Heat and Build Literacy

By PBS Parents | Caring For Children

Too hot for them to play outside? Build literacy and inspire reading with these indoor reading activities.

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Tip for Growing Bookworms: Visit Libraries and Bookstores

By PBS Parents | Caring For Children

Take your grandchildren to the library. It's the right place at the right time.

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Reading Activities at the Park

By PBS Parents | Caring For Children

Age-specific advice to help your grandkids learn-and love-to read! Even at the park!

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Weekend Project: Make Your Own Salt Crystal Tree

By Jim Noonan | Activities, Games & Crafts

With just a handful of household ingredients and a little time, you can make your own salt crystal tree!

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Make Your Own Paper:
Professor Figgy's Step-By-Step Guide

By Jim Noonan | Activities, Games & Crafts

With just a few ingredients and a bit of patience, you, too, can make your own paper!

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Got a Dollar Bill? Impress Your Grandkids!

By Stewart Coerver | Activities, Games & Crafts

Get together with the grandkids and explore the history and the mysteries of the dollar bill.

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Puzzles and Brainteasers

By Phoebe Assenza | Toys, Books & Entertainment

Great games that require brains.

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4 Green Goods for Earth-Conscious Kids

By Brett Singer | Toys, Books & Entertainment

Toys and gear to make the kids, and the planet, happy.

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