12 Scholastic Parents articles to 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! 

School Life:

12 Fun Ways to ask, "How Was Your Day?"
Get your kids to open up about their school day with these printable conversation-starters.

4 Ways to Get More Involved at Your Child's School
Explore these accessible ways you can help make a difference at your child's school — beyond the PTA.

A Different Spin on Multiple Choice Questions
Have your 3rd-5th grader use this printable to practice solving multiple choice math problems with more than one correct answer.

3 Ways to Make a DIY Homework Station
Want your kids to get their homework done comfortably and efficiently? Set up the perfect study station in your home that fits your child's personality.

Fall Fun Activities: 

Fill in this Fall-Themed Mad Lib Together
Leaves, sweaters, and pumpkins — there's so much to love about fall! Have your child write a silly autumn-themed story with this free printable. 

Get Crafty With Fall Leaf Prints
Use real leaves to craft colorful prints in this fun and easy kids' art activity.

Welcome Fall With This Word Search Printable
Get excited for autumn with this free printable word search. 

Make Alien Monster Eggs for the Spooky Season
These squishy, shriveled eggs are a wonderfully gross Halloween decoration — and an intriguing science activity, too!

Book Lists:

5 Book Series to Get Kids Hooked on History
Discover these five uniquely engaging history book series, perfect for your tween or teen. 

6 Pirate-Themed Books for Young Readers to Tweens
Shiver me timbers! Here are books to celebrate all things pirate for your beginning and independent readers. 

7 Books to Help Your Child Understand Illness and Loss
Use these titles to help you better explain difficult topics such as death, illness, and grief.

9 Books for Dog Lovers
Help your young canine enthusiasts celebrate their love for dogs with these fun titles.