Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy
Apr 29
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Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy

Families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.

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Designing a Public Library For and With Families
Apr 3
Blog

Family Engagement Libraries

Designing a Public Library For and With Families

This post looks at how design influences families’ ability to work together in the library. Learn strategies for re-envisioning library spaces from architect Jeffrey Hoover.

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How to Use Interactive Family Cases
Mar 26
Case

Family Engagement Schools Professional Learning

How to Use Interactive Family Cases

Global Family Research Project’s interactive family cases are a great professional learning tool to help you hone your family engagement practice.

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Arms of different people holding up light bulbs, like ideas
Feb 15
Blog

Afterschool Libraries Policy

Leadership for Our Children

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, we highlight the ways leaders raise up, reach out, reimagine, relate, and reinforce when engaging with families.

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Every Child Ready for Math
Feb 8
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Research

Every Child Ready for Math

Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to help every child to develop early math skills.

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Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families
Feb 6
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Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families

Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to develop strong STEM skills.

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 Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills
Nov 9
Blog

Digital Media Early Childhood Education

Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills

Heather Sherwood and Ashley Lewis Presser of the Education Development Center describe ways families can build children’s spatial skills as part of their mathematical thinking. 

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Welcome to the Global Family Research Project
Sep 30
Welcome to the Global Family Research Project

To access Global Family Research Project's website, click here.

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Alphabet Letters in a Swirl
Sep 27
Blog

Early Childhood Education Libraries

Fostering a Love of Literacy: Through Libraries, Schools, and Families

Heather Weiss writes how families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.

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Teacher instructing student
Aug 28
Blog

Early Childhood Education Libraries

Count on Families! Engaging Families in Math

As children return to school this fall, Margaret Caspe provides research-based tips to help families and educators work together to support children’s mathematical learning.

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Members of the 2015-16 Cambridge Youth Council sitting at the mayor's desk.
Aug 1
Blog

Schools Afterschool

Youth Taking Leading Roles: Defining and Improving Family Engagement

In this post, Heather Weiss and Linda Jacobson capture the ways that schools and community organizations involve children and youth in improving family engagement.

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Ideabook: Libraries for Families
Apr 1
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research

Ideabook: Libraries for Families

Libraries are no longer just about books—they are increasingly becoming the educational, technological, and social hub of communities across the nation.

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