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100 Best Children's Books of All Time

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The best children’s books of all time – stories that will excite your kids and remain in their memories for years to come. This list represents the views of parents, children’s literature experts and our own readers. ... Read full article

Outdoor Fun on the Farm, Animal Encounters & More

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Get your whole family outside and active across Massachusetts with fun outdoor walks and animal encounters.... Read full article

Go West Young Families

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A day trip away from Boston will take you to a treasure trove of family fun. Head west to Hampshire County for everything from a falconry site to zoos, indoor karting and cool museums!... Read full article

Ten Years of Laughs with Mo Willems and his Persistent Pigeon

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Mo Willems' beloved pigeon, from his children's book series about a very persistent bird, turns 10 this year – as in 10 years in print. Learn more about this literary giant among young children with our exclusive interview.... Read full article

My Turn: More Than Just Reading Aloud

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Here's a neat take on children's literature - that it can teach kids about philosophy! Mount Holyoke College Professor Thomas Wartenberg explores this in our June "My Turn" column.... Read full article

Report Targets Graduation Rates for Students With Learning Disabilities

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A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.... Read full article

Eric Kimmel: On Children's Books, Getting Kids to Read and His Love of Writing

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Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. In this interview with the PJ Library in western Massachusetts, Kimmel talks about writing, getting kids to read and the future of books.... Read full article

Parents Continuing to Give Young Children Cold Medicine, Despite Warnings

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A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this. ... Read full article

Birthing YOUR Way: Labor and Delivery Trends

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Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

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