10 articles from Scholastic Parents you should read this month

Our Scholastic Parents blogs, Raise a Reader and The Learning Toolkit, offer readers everything from fun craft projects to book recommendations — here are some recent posts that you should be sure to bookmark and read this month! 


Share a Holiday Word Search-Puzzle With Your Older Child
Get your child in the holiday spirit, and learning about other celebrations, with this festive word search printable for the season.

Holiday Book Gifts for Kids of All Ages 
Looking for gifts for your eager reader? Check out this hand-curated list from Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey -- perfect for all ages.

How to Start a Family Book Club
Discover how a starting a family book club — with relatives near or far — can encourage reading together and connecting over great books.

How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper
This fun kid-friendly science and art project is a great way to teach your children about paper.

Raise a Reader:

4 Ways Reading Aloud to Animals Can Help Build Your Child's Literacy Skills
Learn how early and struggling readers can bond with pets and shelter animals, while practicing reading without any judgment.

Boost Vocabulary With Word-a-Day Activities for All Ages
Try these fun and simple ideas to foster your child's language at every age, and improve communication and comprehension.

Read-Alikes: What to Read Next If Your Child Loved "Wonder"
If your child enjoyed reading "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, here's some books to suggest next.

How Siblings Can Be Reading Role Models
Discover how siblings can be a great influence on their brothers and sisters when it comes to inspiring a love of reading.

The Learning Toolkit:

Practice Telling Analog and Digital Time With This Printable
Find out why it's important to teach children the difference between telling time with analog and digital clocks.

Make Your Own DIY Touch Screen-Friendly Gloves
With just a some simple stitch work, your child can transform regular knit gloves into ones that work with touch screens.