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How to help your struggling reader. Diana Myers-Finch, president of Reading Rescue Naples, helps you learn the signs that may indicate dyslexia in your child, as well as offering some tips to help your child. more

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Dad deserves a gift unique to him for Father's Day, so here's a list of ideas to help you brainstorm for dads of all sorts! more

To get more books, I’ve decided to read even more this summer. I know my column is called “Rachel Recommends,” but I’m going to give you my top ten list for books to read this summer. more

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​In “Lil’s Purple Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes, Lily is a mouse who loves, loves, LOVES, school. more

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​March 1st was my birthday and I turned 11! So I wanted to celebrate by doing a review of one of my favorite books, “11 Birthdays” by Wendy Mass. more

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As a new parent, you shouldn’t necessarily feel pressured to read. However, there are various parenting books out there that WILL provide encouragement and support should you choose to pursue reading in your spare time. more

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Reading together regularly is the best way parents can help their children learn to read. Here are some tried and true methods to use when you read side by side with your young learner. more

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This month in RACHEL RECOMMENDS: A Mostly Kids’ Guide to Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades written by Karen T. Bartlett. more

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​Have a child who doesn't love to read? Here are 10 simple tips to hook your reluctant reader in unexpected ways. more

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There are so many great resources for literacy development right here in Naples. Story times are held throughout the week at various locations throughout Naples. more

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Our "New Mom" columnist Anna Futrell chats with literacy development expert and Naples resident, Julia Gerber, to discuss the importance of reading to newborns and babies. more

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Summer Break from school is here! We’re all looking forward to camps, barbeques, family vacations, and beach fun. Traditionally what is an excellent time for kids to take a break from hectic schedules can easily transition into the "summer slide." more

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Summer lends itself to exciting family field trips to zoos, museums, outdoor concerts and more. By choosing books that coordinate with planned activities, you can stretch your family’s fun even further. more

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Are you searching for a nice, relatively inexpensive end-of-year gift for your child's teacher? How about a special book? Teachers love adding to their class library and your child's gift will remind his/her teacher of your child for years to come! more

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It's National Poetry Month! Celebrate with your children by introducing your children to poetry. more

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March is Women’s History Month, and while your kids may encounter activities about famous women from history at school or your local library, this month is also a good time to open a conversation at home. more

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Are you looking for new friends, a little adult conversation and the incentive you need to read a new book each month? Why not start a book club and you'll get all three? more

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Looking for a few fun Thanksgiving reads for your family? Here are 10 cute Thanksgiving books for children and parents to enjoy. more

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With hot, sticky summer upon us, the idea of curling up inside, with air-conditioning and a good book becomes quite appealing. Summer is a great time to check out new books, re-visit old favorites and enjoy reading with your child. more

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