Raising a child to become a dedicated reader is one of the goals of all engaged parents. As we all know, this is a difficult task that takes years of hard work to accomplish. Read Notebooks has put together a list of the 7 most important steps you can take as a parent to teach your child literacy

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Celebrate National Coloring Book Day, August 2nd, with 5 fun activities for kids and adults. Adult coloring. Kid's parties. Family fun. DIY projects. And more.

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1. Papier MâchéDid you know papier mâché is French for "chewed paper"? If you have some time on your hands, make your own paper pulp with this DIY project.
2. Origami - Keep your craft project clean and simple with this Japanese tradition of folding paper—A few sheets of paper and a good attitude are the only supplies you need!
3. Tissue Paper Trees - This project is great for creative types and features one of the coolest mothers of all—earth!
4. Make a New Journal from an Old Book - This project takes a bit more time, but the end result will not disappoint! A great gift for any mom who loves to write.
5. Paper Airplanes - Our personal favorite, paper airplanes are quick and easy to make.