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  1. How to create a week's worth of activities with one book

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    Reading aloud together may be a daily activity in your family, but did you know that a single book has the potential to become a whole lot more?

    Book extensions, as they are called in the world of early childhood education, are activities that help bring a book to life. Book extensions can be art projects, science experiments, movement games — anything that gives children the opportunity to explore the themes and concepts of a book. The options are nearly endless!

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  2. 3 screen-free ways to help kids feel connected during COVID

    There's no replacement for kids getting together in person. But anything that gets kids actively thinking about their friends can help them feel less lonely.

    For families whose kids are socially isolating, this has been one long summer . . . and it looks like the autumn could be more of the same. The loneliness many kids are feeling is top of mind for parentsin the forefront of parents' minds as we face the potential of remote schooling and many more months of separation from friends and family.

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  3. Join our Global Summer Adventure Club

    Looking for enriching and fun activities this summer?

    Become a member of our FREE Global Summer Adventure Club! You can join anytime this summer. When you sign up below, you’ll receive an exclusive club download which includes...

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  4. Raising A Reader

    Change Children's Lives

    Raising Readers Everywhere!

    At Barefoot, we are committed to living out the kindness and compassion we celebrate and promote in our books. Home literacy routines promote healthy brain development, family bonding, and increased literacy skills – all proven elements for lifetime success! That’s why we have partnered with Raising A Reader to donate one book for every order placed on our website. Help us put 25,000 books into children's hands.

    Find new books and gifts for the children in your life today and change children's lives everywhere.

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  5. Meet the entrepreneur founders

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    Meet the entrepreneur mothers who started it all! Nancy and Tessa, co-founders of Barefoot Books, share their stories and discuss what living Barefoot means to them.

    Nancy Traversy

    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Ever since we took our first steps back in 1993, living Barefoot for me has been about stories — the stories we make, the stories we share, the stories that are in all of us and the stories that connect us.

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  6. Tools to teach children to embrace diversity and inclusion

    Hello, parents, teachers and caregivers,

    According to research, kids begin to develop racial bias during infancy. That's why we need to initiate conversations with our children that actively teach them to embrace diversity and inclusion.

    Not sure where to start? Sign up below, and we'll share tools and tips to help your child learn to value and respect people of all cultures, beliefs, abilities and lifestyles. We'll also guide you to stories that show the vast range of people in our world — and everything we have in common.

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  7. Black Lives Matter

    At Barefoot Books, we stand for justice for Black people everywhere.

    We abhor the recent murder of George Floyd. We not only grieve his life – we also grieve the fact that this is an experience common to Black Americans and Black people all over the world.

    Our mission is to open children’s hearts, minds and worlds. An essential part of this is helping adults raise anti-racist children. Talking explicitly about issues like culture, race, religion, abilities and sexual orientation is crucial – for children and adults alike.

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  8. Yoga Pretzels: bend, stretch and pretend!

    Yoga is not about making the pose perfect. It’s about enjoying the process!

    Get ready to bend, stretch and pretend in our Yoga Pretzels series. Each video promises a fun new yoga adventure with Teacher Jamaica Stevens from JAMaRoo Kids. From riding on a riverboat to breathing like a bunny, you'll discover all sorts of ways to do yoga.

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