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TEN TITLES TO FOSTER RESILIENCY IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Reading aloud to young children is vital to their later success as readers, learners, and leaders! Reading with children helps them bond with you, develop their thinking skills and imagination, and broaden their understanding of the world around them. Stories can be a way for children to learn skills that make them more resilient and prepare them for success in school. Resilient children bounce back more quickly from challenges because they have the social and emotional skills needed to communicate their feelings and regulate their responses to stressful situations.

TEN PICTURE BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE FAMILY GENERATIONS
Positive, loving relationships with adults help kids to thrive and grow emotionally strong. Children’s literature often shines a light on the cherished connection between grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children. These picture books show intergenerational examples of kindness, encouragement, and shared adventures. Find these books, and others like them, at your local library, local bookstore, or online.

TEN TITLES TO EXPLORE FINANCIAL WELL-BEING WITH CHILDREN
Nothing unlocks children’s imagination or stirs their curiosity about the world like the timeless power of books. Reading with children forges close, enduring bonds, helps develop children’s critical thinking skills and exposes kids early on to important life lessons. Teaching children financial responsibility, for example, gives them a head start on how to make informed choices about money.

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