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Tips to Encourage Your Young Writers from Put Me In The Story

(Artwork from Marianne Richmond's Hooray for You!)

Maybe your child already has plans to be the next J. K. Rowling, keenly writing away at their desk every day, or perhaps your child is a reluctant writer, not wanting to complete their social studies journal assignment. Either way, it’s Encourage a Young Writer Day and we have something to celebrate! We have some tips and ideas to help your child bloom into an eager writer or expand and grow their love for writing and reading they already have.

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Easter Egg Decorating from Put Me In The Story

Decorating Easter eggs has reached an entirely new dimension with all the great craft blogs and Pinterest boards out there. There are some amazing eggs out there, but you’re probably thinking: How on earth am I supposed to try that with little kids? Well, yes, it can be done! And sometimes it’s even easier than the traditional way of dyeing eggs, which is still a beautifully brilliant method. In fact, we’ve listed some essentials below among a few new festive crafty ideas.

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(Artwork from Marianne Richmond's If I Could Keep You Little...)

Spring has sprung! OK, so maybe not quite yet for everyone…but we’re getting there.

Late last week marked the first day of spring. For some of us, the beginning of spring means it still feels questionably like winter outside. But do not fear. We are staying positive that this wintry feeling is on its way out here soon. Spring is finally springing—let’s keep this positive thought in mind through the rest of March and into the beginning of April!

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Happy World Poetry Day from Put Me In The Story!

Happy World Poetry Day! Today is the perfect day to celebrate children’s books for their exceptional rhythm and rhyme.

Reading children’s books is a fun way for the whole family to honor the poem in one of its most playful forms. We are so excited to celebrate World Poetry Day with you because we know how important poetry is for all of us!

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Artwork from Marianne Richmond's Hooray for You!

(Artwork from Marianne Richmond's Hooray for You!) 

Whether you’re Irish or not, writing limericks (or any form of poetry, really) is fun! A limerick is a short, funny riddle or poem that rhymes in a well-defined form. Limericks are only five lines long and because they’re so short and rhythmic, they’re quite easy to memorize and tons of fun to read aloud.

Since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it would be fun for you to sit down with your kids and do a little creative writing exercise to celebrate the Irish. It’s very easy!

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My Name is Not Isabella Personalized Book

(Artwork from My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin)

With all the mounting possibilities and opportunities for women, what a wonderful time it is to be a young girl growing up! As mothers and fathers, we’ll want to nurture our girls with love and encouragement, give them our time, and make them always feel supported and safe.

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

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First and foremost, it’s never too early to start reading aloud to your child, or even to the bump in your belly! Reading to your little one, or simply reading together, no matter your child’s age, is one of the most organic ways to bond with your child.

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Happy Read Across America Day!

Happy Read Across America Day from Put Me In The Story! Let’s honor this nationwide reading celebration with unique, personalized books that will get your kids excited about reading and writing. Don’t forget to read loud and proud with your little ones today…and every day, of course. 

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Did you know that the Peanuts’ history dates back as early as 1950, when cartoonist Charles Schulz’s first comic strip was printed in seven different newspapers? Fifteen years later, good ‘ol Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang even made their way on to the cover of TIME in 1965…and on the screens of televisions! 1966 introduced Peppermint Patty, and shortly thereafter, in 1970, Snoopy found a little feathery friend named after the music festival “Woodstock.”

Now, 64 years later in 2014, we’re pleased to announce that Charlie and the Peanuts characters will be joining the Put Me In The Story gang!

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Artwork from Isabella: Star of the Story Personalized Book

(Artwork from Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin's Isabella: Star of the Story)

Isn’t it amazing that we can still recite the general storyline of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Little Pigs, or even Cinderella, years after they were told to us?

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Grandparents rock!

 

(Artwork from Marianne Richmond's Grandma Loves Me!

Ask any child how much he or she loves their grandparents and they’ll tell you how much Grandma and Grandpa rock. They’ll go on and on about how they love visiting Grandma and Grandpa’s house to play, bake, or just spend time together. 

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(Artwork from My Name Is Not Alexander by Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin) 


Did you know our presidents were great readers? Thomas Jefferson’s personal library was one of the largest. It went through many stages, including the loss of many books to a fire in his childhood home. But, when the Library of Congress burned down in 1814, he had the largest collection of books in America. It was to the Library of Congress that he eventually sold his collection.

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February 10th–16th is Random Acts of Kindness Week—a whole week dedicated to practicing kindness!

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(Artwork from Marianne Richmond's I Believe in You

As parents, we naturally want the best for our children. We hope our children will grow up happy, they'll be well-behaved, and that they'll have positive relationships and experiences in life. A pretty big project, yes?! We have to remember that life is a process—a journey that we’re all on together. Let's start with kindness!

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“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”—Rosa Parks

 

(Artwork from Jennifer Fosberry's My Name Is Not Isabella)

Today is Rosa Parks’ birthday! We felt it was the perfect day to celebrate Rosa Parks as a role model and to share a few insights to help teach the children in your life to be brave. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, a sibling, a parent, a grandparent—we can all help encourage little ones to become more confident by setting an example. Show your children that you’re brave by stepping out of your comfort zone, by confronting fears, and helping them confront theirs. Your brave example will inspire them. 

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Elmo is 3 ½ today! We’re celebrating our favorite furry friend’s birthday with a sale. Join the fun!

Happy Birthday Elmo!

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As 2014 begins, we hope you had a very enjoyable holiday season filled with celebrations with family and friends. If your holidays were anything like ours, they were full of fun, family, friends and lots and lots of wonderful holiday treats! Now, though, we all have to think about how to have a healthy AND happy 2014.

If I Could Keep You Little...by Marianne Richmond

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The new Put Me In The Story app is now compatible with the iPhone® and iPod Touch®!

Download the Holiday App

New special features include optional app narration, the ability to play music and sound effects, read-along narration that allows you to record your own voice narrating your child’s name throughout the story, and even more exciting animation than ever before.

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Santa Says: Make lists & check them twice!

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. And though the holiday is a cheerful and celebratory one, we know that sometimes stress can arise while preparing and planning.

Don't fret...we’ve made a list for you! From decorating and shopping to cooking and merry-making, we’ve put together twelve quick tips to help you plan for a joyful, relaxing holiday. Keep this list in mind in the coming weeks, and when the holidays hit, you’ll be able to really enjoy them.

We have twelve easy tips for you to stress-proof your holiday season...

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Dominique Raccah Wins FutureBook Award

Dominique Raccah has been named FutureBook's Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person of 2013.

“I am honored and more than a little overwhelmed to be receiving this award,” Raccach said. “But the truth is, this award isn’t actually about me. It's really about what we've all accomplished together. This digital transformation has created a community among us; one that fosters innovation, shares successes and failures, learns from one another, helps each other, and one that's worldwide.”

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Put Me In The Story is thankful for you

We celebrate the fourth Thursday of every November for many wonderful reasons, but it all comes back to the fact that we are thankful. Whether you go around the dinner table and share with everyone what you’re thankful for, or you put together a colorful, paper thankful tree with your family, we use this month to mediate on the many things that we're grateful to have in our lives.

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Writing Develops Creativity, Expression, and Concentration: How to encourage a reluctant writer or an already inspired young author
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Put on an Egg-cellent Easter Egg-stravaganza with egg-decorating crafts, egg-hiding techniques, and more!
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Hooray for Spring! Seize the warmer spring days ahead of you with positive thinking and activities outside
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