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10 Reasons Why Storytelling is Important

By Jacob Merkley on February 16, 2021

Parents, I know you are busy. I know you are stressed at the end of the day. Getting your child (or children) through the bedtime routine is daunting some nights. It can feel like a chore, and by t…
5 Storytelling Secrets

By Jacob Merkley on March 2, 2021

If you are looking to help your child go to bed with a grin on their face, storytime is the way to go. Storytime embodies so much of what is right about growing up. It’s fun, and it’s engaging; it…
Four Starter Stories

By Jacob Merkley on February 17, 2021

You come home after a long day at work, you help with dinner, put on PJ’s, brush teeth, and then you hear the inevitable question… “Mom/Dad will you tell me a story?” If you are anything like me, I…
7 Easy Steps to the Perfect Bedtime Routine

By Jacob Merkley on February 23, 2021

Putting kids down for bed can be a struggle. Wanting another drink of water, crying, screaming, wanting another drink of water, throwing tantrums, needing a snack, wanting another drink of water—you..
Technology and Parent-Child Bonding

By Jacob Merkley on February 16, 2021

The parent-child relationship is one of the most important relationships we form in life. Researchers have long since studied this relationship to understand its impact on a child’s lifespan develop..

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