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Reading strategies for parents of struggling readers

Early learners seek their surroundings to learn and explore. They even look for ways to explore with various educational tools. Educators captivate their curiosity in many ways: reading, music, and dramatic play. But reading can sometimes be a difficult task to meet. Some early readers tend to have short attention span or show lack of interest in reading. Yet, early literacy, in reading strategies, promotes…

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Windmills: Powerful tools for renewable energy

Ever wonder how that water gets to the farm and the animals there. Ever wonder how the grain in your cereal box, pasta, or bread gets there. Ever wonder what that big tower with spinning blades on a field in a farm is for. Those mechanical towers are called windmills. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, windmill is “a mill or machine operated by the wind usually acting on…

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Holiday music review: Multicultural songs with World Music by Daria

How can parents encourage children to listen to holiday music? With fun lyrics to sing to, children of all ages should have a chance to know more about holiday music. Besides the popular English lyrics for the holidays, Spanish songs are great ways to boost children’s learning. And although kids are unaware of the lyrics in Spanish, it is a delightful way to introduce fun…

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Spanish books for children to learn about Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is an important part of Thanksgiving; it is also a great time to gather with families and friends. Since the first time the pilgrims gathered around their tables with Native Americans to celebrate this holiday, it was also a moment to recognize family and to give thanks for the harvest that year. Amid the Thanksgiving parades, football games and feasts, this time is…

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5 top wind farms as makers of renewable energy

Wind with its power can produce enough energy to light up a city, provide energy for a factory, and even fly a kite. With something so remarkable as wind power, it is also a marker of the seasons changing. Actually, wind is the forces of air that flows along waters. According to the U.S. Energy Information, wind is just simply air in motion. Wind is created upon how…

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The Hawksbill turtle unbelievable odds

As the sun slowly hid in the distant horizon, an unexpected surprised started to unfold in a nearby sand nest. Miniature, small hatchlings were surfacing from a Hawksbill or tortoiseshell turtle nest. Hawksbill sea turtles are named for their mouth appearance; it looks like a Hawk’s beak. Perhaps, it may have taken only a couple of months to hatch from the thousands of eggs beneath…

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Book review: Chloe and Cookie’s Chemo Tips by Mayra Aburto

It’s not everyday you get to read books about cancer and how it affects millions of people, young and old. When I read Chloe and Cookie’s Chemo Tips by Mayra C. Aburto, I learned so much about this disease and its impact on patients. With more than 30 delightful and humorous tips, you can also learn the way cancer affects the immune system, physical appearance,…

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Habitat and fun facts about iguanas in the desert

Is it possible to observe iguanas in the arid, dry climate of the desert? As a matter of fact, Desert Iguanas or Dipsosaurus dorsalis are native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the Southwestern region of the United States. They can also be found in the Northwestern areas of Mexico. The Desert Iguana is a small reptile of about 10 – 16 inches long,…

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Facts and benefits about sunflowers

Sunflowers face the sun during the long summer days to embrace the sunlight. These amazing flowers are like goddesses of the sun. Nature is at its best as honeybees carry the pollen from one flower to the next. And when birds feed on the sunflower seeds, nature takes care of its surroundings. But this magnificent process has been happening for thousand of years. History In…

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