Meet Kate Talbot: Successful Author, Content Creator, and Digital Strategist… and an UrbanSitter Babysitter!

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Kate Talbot has built her successful career by using digital storytelling to empower communities at brands like Kiva and Virgin America, as well as scale early-stage startups for growth. In her free time, she writes for online publications like Social Media Examiner and KISSmetrics, educating small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to successfully use […]

Tips for Summer Reading

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Summer is all about unwinding and taking a break from the routine and demands of the school year, but it shouldn’t be an excuse to take a vacation from reading. Experts tell us that kids lose core reading skills and are at risk of falling behind when they don’t read over summer break. Reading keeps […]

2014 Award Winning Children’s Books

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If your bedtime story books are feeling a little tired, you’ll appreciate having a few new picks to add to your shelves. The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the 2014 winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Medals, among other awards for outstanding children’s books and videos. You can always trust that books with these […]

Cool Ideas for Keeping Preschoolers Busy on Hot Summer Days

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Summer is chock full of opportunities for entertaining and enriching little kids’  development through new experiences and activities. Check out these ideas for summer activities for the 3-5 year-old set. They’ll come in especially handy during the dog days of summer, headed our way. 1.  No-Stress, No Mess Water Play No pool or even a […]

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (and Read Across America Day), March 2

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The beloved children’s author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904. Children around the world celebrate his birthday by reading his treasured books and spending time in school and at home doing fun activities that reflect his brilliant work. Don’t miss out on the chance to have some fun with your kids! Here […]

Talking to Kids about the Upcoming Election

Even little kids are likely to notice the growing excitement around the upcoming presidential election. Campaign signs, tv commercials and news coverage, bumper stickers and conversations about the candidate are abound. Don’t miss this great opportunity to teach your kids a bit about how our country selects leaders and to begin teaching them about good […]