Education

10 Best Interactive Books for Toddlers in 2019 (make learning more fun)

As your little one enters “toddlerhood,” you’ll probably notice that he or she is becoming increasingly interested in reading books (or more accurately, having books read to them). As you follow your child through this reading journey, you’ll likely come across what I think is one of the best parts of reading to your child – interactive books!   We are …

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How to Teach Toddler to Read: The Ultimate Guide

Great readers start at an early age, and toddler-hood is a great time to start emphasizing the importance of reading and how much fun books can be. As far back as I can remember, I have LOVED to read. It has always been one of my favorite past times, and I have a large home library to prove it. As …

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How to Teach a Child to Count: The Ultimate Guide

Counting. Many of us don’t remember learning it, but this skill is something we use daily without realizing it. Counting is the stepping stone to all other math skills, so as a parent, it is naturally on your mind to teach your child early. Early development of counting skills can be a great way to give your child a head …

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Should I Start a 529 (College Savings) Plan for My Child?

As a parent, one of the hot topics in personal finance that you’ll often see discussed is saving for your child’s college education. While some parents prefer to save their child’s college fund in a glass jar or underneath their mattress, there are certainly a lot of better options out there: one of which is a 529 Plan. (Whether or …

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Why You Shouldn’t Save for College (…or should you?)

Most expenses that we incur for our children are absolutely necessary. Food? Check. Clothes? Check. Housing? Check. Diapers? Debatable… Okay, fine, they’re necessary too. But there’s one thing you’ll find on many parents’ lists that isn’t quite as critical: saving for a college education. Conventional parenting advice would tell you that saving for a college education is a prudent decision that you’d …

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