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Reading Tip: Sounding Out Words

Reading Tip: Sounding Out Words


One of the things we feel makes Elephant Books so special is the Reading Tips we provide in each package. Inspired by our quest to promote a love of reading among families, they are meant to aid parents and children in interacting with the books we send and in building good literacy skills. In this spirit, we’ve expanded some of our tips to encourage parents to explore different approaches to reading. This month, we’re discussing Strategies for Sounding out Words.

Top 10 Easter Basket Ideas

Top 10 Easter Basket Ideas


Easter’s a great time for fun celebrations with the family. This year, as you fill the baskets with all kinds of goodies, consider some different and creative ways to keep your favorite little’s entertained and happy!

15 Activities to Entertain Children at Home

15 Activities to Entertain Children at Home


With so many kids spending more time at home for their (and our) well being, it’s important to find activities to entertain and engage them. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen activities you can do at home to pass the time. Some are old favorites while others may provide unique and unusual new suggestions.

21 Classic Children’s Books for Kids Aged 1-6

21 Classic Children’s Books for Kids Aged 1-6


Friendship makes the world go around! We’ve created this list of the 20 Best Children’s Books about Friendship because books are a great way to introduce different concepts about friendship. It’s so important for your child’s social development that you talk with them about friendship. This might include what it means to be a friend, how to show a friend that you care, what forms friendships can take, and what to do when a friend stops being a good friend.

Best Children’s Books about Friendship

Best Children’s Books about Friendship


Friendship makes the world go around! We’ve created this list of the 20 Best Children’s Books about Friendship because books are a great way to introduce different concepts about friendship. It’s so important for your child’s social development that you talk with them about friendship. This might include what it means to be a friend, how to show a friend that you care, what forms friendships can take, and what to do when a friend stops being a good friend.

15 Best Children’s Books About Animals

15 Best Children’s Books About Animals


Children’s books that feature animals are some of the most hilarious, creative, heart-warming, wholesome, and exciting books around. According to a survey done by librarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about 26% of all picture books feature animals as their main characters. And there’s no wonder why! Books about animals allow children to not only learn more about nature, but they also often carry important themes about friendship, perseverance, kindness, and much more. They have so much to offer in terms of child development and emerging literacy, and they are consistently favorites of children of all age groups.