Paris? Oui, Oui!

Bonjour mon amis! I’ve just realized a new month is upon us and I haven’t planned any vacations yet. A problem I will remedy as soon as I am home and can look at the family calendar! What I really want to do, though, is travel back to Paris, France and explore the culture, the clothes, the […]

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Write? Right!

Just as babies babble before they can speak, young children can scribble and draw before they can write. Scribbling, drawing and writing are all important skills that will help children understand the connection between spoken and written letters and words when it's time for them to start learning to read. Try these books as a way […]

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Everybody Plays

Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge Brain Builder Animals have a natural need to explore and be active. People who care for animals want to keep animals interested in their environment by helping them practice behaviors specific to their species. This is called enrichment. Zookeepers might hang a piñata filled with food in a tree so the animal […]

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In the News: Fishing for Answers

Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges Portland Aquarium, a newly opened aquarium in Oregon, is under investigation. READ: Portland Aquarium Deaths Under Investigation DISCOVER: Why is a new Facebook page inviting people to protest against “the grim life for animals in captivity?" Is the Portland Aquarium operating unlawfully? Portland Aquarium Opening this […]

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

When we were kids, all my little brother ever wanted for his birthday was a dog.  For years he asked for one – and was gifted statues of dogs, stuffed animals, and a trio of cockatiels instead – until he finally received a puppy he named Shadow. Since Harry Potter didn’t get to celebrate his […]

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The Private Lives of Pundits

What is it like to live your life convincing people that your petty opinions are worth something? Luckily for us, it's easy to find out, because pundits love talking about themselves. There are a bunch of memoirs out there about what they do and how they think. One fun exercise is to read Bill O'Reilly's […]

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