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Kansas strong stories

Great Kansas stories you might not have read yet.

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Your Favorite Family Movies

Reading this list feels like reliving my childhood. Check out some movies and share the nostalgia with your own kids or grandkids!

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Special Guests at Musical Storytime

Meet real-life authors at Musical Storytime with Kyler on Saturday, December 12 at 10 am.

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It’s (teenage) story time

Children outgrow so many things, but reading aloud doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Meet Lindsey Yankey, Right Here

With whimsical art and lyrical language, author and illustrator Lindsey Yankey’s modern-day fables draw in kids and adults alike. Don’t miss your chance to meet her at Great Writers, Right Here–December 12, 1-4 pm!

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Think Big, Start Small: Right Rewards

Take the pledge today! You can make small changes for a big impact on children’s healthy growth and development.

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DIY Digital Storytime: Baseball/Béisbol

Root, root, root for the Royals! In honor of the World Series, we’ve updated and re-released our Baseball Digital storytime, full of fun stories that will hit a home run!

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Think Big, Start Small: Breastfeeding Benefits

In our continuing series on kids’ health, guest blogger Hilary Gee shares how child care providers and early educators can provide support and encouragement to breastfeeding families.

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Think Big, Start Small: Unplug Under 2

Kids and adults spend a lot of time looking at electronic screens, like smart phones, tablets and TVs, but for young children, screen time should be limited or avoided.

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DIY Digital Storytime: Let’s Ride Bikes!

Fresh fall weather means more outdoor fun. Read on for stories about riding your bike.

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The Importance of Family Literacy

Across this country, one in six adults struggles with low literacy, one in three with basic math, and one in ten speaks limited English. Evidence shows a mom’s reading ability is the single best predictor of her kids’ success in school—more than race, ethnicity, and family income.

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It’s Time to Think Big

By making a few key changes related to food, drinks and activity, parents and educators can have a big impact on the health of Kansas kids.

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