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Elephant and Piggie: Let’s Go for a Drive!

Elephant and Piggie Go for a Drive is a story about two best friends and their driving adventure.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Let’s Go for a Drive! is the eighteenth book in the hilarious Elephant and Piggie series by the brilliant and prolificMo Williems.• The Elephant and Piggie books…

The oldest continuously operating library in the world is in this Egyptian monastery.

By Daniel Esparza for aleteia.org ne of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to almost 2,000 years of history — and many more years of legend: tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush first addressed Moses. But…

Teaching Reading Comprehension for Academic Success

This episode of SPED Homeschool Conversations our special guest for Dr. Marion Blank, a world-renowned literacy and language expert who developed and served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders. Other subjects covered Included this interview: The Language of Literature Using Videos to Teach Literacy to Non-Readers How Informative Text Builds Reading Comprehension…

Imaginary friends are a sign of a lively, creative mind. But they are leaving us

By Daisy Buchanan for theguardian.com hen I was three, I had a very good friend named Gemma. She was fearless where I was fretful, rebellious where I was conservative and dextrous where I was clumsy. She was also entirely imaginary. With Gemma’s help and support, I almost made it to the top shelf of the bookcase before my parents found…

Small Town Robot

​BIG world ideas Greenbush, Minnesota is about as far away from the “big city” as you can get. One look at the minuscule main street and you might think you’ve got the farming town figured out, but take another look. Hundreds of miles from the big funders and large corporations, this town of 719 people has consistently come together, fundraised,…