Explore More on the Moon

The Moon by Seymour Simon book cover

When you look up at the sky at night, what do you see? In the city, you might see a few stars, a planet or two, but you will definitely see The Moon. Since it is the closest object to Earth, at only one quarter of a million miles away, and because it seems to change […]

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5 Articles About the Moon Landing

Buzz Aldrin salutes the American Flag on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. What would it be like to travel to a place no one has ever been before? Who has been to the moon since Apollo 11 and the Eagle landed? Should we go back? Find answers to these […]

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Write: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Write coloring sheet

Scribbles and markings are a child's first attempts at writing. Give your child the chance to draw, color and write to encourage their skills. Kids also gain pre-reading skills by writing and drawing. Read On the Launch Pad: Count down from 12 to 1 to launch this rocket into space. Zoo in the Sky: What […]

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Talk: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Talk coloring sheet

Kids learn language by listening to their parents talk. As you talk to your child, they learn new words and their meanings. Take the time to talk with your child and have conversations around what you are doing throughout the day. Read Astronaut Handbook: Get your little astronaut ready to blast off into outer space. The Three Little Aliens […]

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Sing: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Sing coloring sheet

Children need to hear the different sounds that make up words. Singing makes these sounds easier to hear. Sing songs you know and clap out the rhythm so your child can hear the syllables — the sounds that make up words. Read Space Song Rocket Ride: Take a musical ride through the 8 planets. A Trip […]

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Read: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Read coloring sheet

Reading with your child is the most important way to get your child ready to read. Reading aloud builds vocabulary, storytelling skills, knowledge of the world and builds a bond with your child. Reading for at least 20 minutes every day builds a habit for lifelong reading. Read Curious George and the Rocket: Fly through the stars […]

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Play: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Play coloring sheet

Children learn through all kinds of play. Make believe play encourages kids to use their imagination and make up their own stories. Building with blocks or other toys promotes problem solving skills. Play is also a great way for kids to learn language and how to interact with others. Kids learn the most when they are able to direct […]

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How to Camp . . . with Kids

Child putting up a tent

When I was a kid, summer was all about road trips and camping with our aunts, uncles and cousins. All the kids loved the fact that we could run around and get as dirty as we wanted — and sleeping under the stars was the best. When I became a mom, I couldn't wait to […]

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Kate Hannigan Q & A

The Detectives Assistant book cover

Get to know April's Author of the Month, Kate Hannigan, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, The Detective's Assistant, how she got her start in writing and her love of Chicago history.   Where did you get your idea for this book? I stumbled across a single sentence about Kate Warne while […]

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Author of the Month Kate Hannigan

Author Kate Hannigan

Meet the world's first female detective, Kate Warne, and her spunky niece, Nell, in Kate Hannigan's latest novel The Detective's Assistant. On the eve of the Civil War, the Pinkerton Detective Agency hired the first female detective, Kate Warne. A master of disguise, Kate went on to solve several mysteries and thwart an assassination attempt […]

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