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  • 75 easy-to-implement tips to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading!
  • Tons of fun, quick activities for building children’s oral language and early reading and writing skills.
  • Free printables that you can use with your child any day of the week!

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Tips & ideas for using these resources are shared in the book!

About the Authors:

Amy Mascott, MA, Reading; B.A English Education

Allison McDonald  B.A , B.Ed elementary education

Founder & editor:


Amy Mascott is the creator of, where since 2008, she has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children. A Reading Specialist, writer, and literacy consultant, Amy’s work has been featured on dozens of online and print publications, including Scholastic Parents, PBS Parents,, PBS Digital Studios, and more.  A former high school English teacher, Amy expanded the walls of her classroom and often shares her expertise at local and national conferences and events, speaking about literacy, education, social media, and community building.  She currently sits on the Gates Foundation Teacher2Teacher Community Advisory Committee.

Married to an elementary school principal, Amy resides in the DC Metro with her three crazy-cool kids, a dog, two birds, and four fish.


Founder & editor: No Time For Flash Cards

Allison McDonald is a preschool teacher and the mom behind the popular early education website No Time For Flash Cards. Reading, especially helping lay the groundwork for learning to read, has been a passion of Allison’s for many years. While studying elementary education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, she worked as a reading tutor and volunteered with Pioneer College as a buddy reader for underprivileged children. Once she started her teaching career, she fell even more in love with getting children excited about learning to read through hands-on activities. When she paused her teaching career to start her own family, she started her website No Time For Flash Cards, and over the next many years, filled it with hands-on activities to help parents and teachers.

Allison began writing Raise a Reader blog on Scholastic Parents with Amy in 2012. Now that she is back in a classroom she is eager to have a chance to help even more children fall in love with books.

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Thank you so much for the time you have taken to read, review, and share our book. We cannot express to you how much it means to us, as this book is truly a labor of love.

We are excited not only about how this book can change families and empower parents, but we're thrilled at the prospect of doing our part to get children reading.

One parent, one child at a time, we really feel as though this book can make a difference!

Please feel free to use any of the images here that interest you. Simply save to your device and share.  Huge and happy thanks!

-amy & allie

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  • From the creators of the educational blogs, Teach Mama and No Time For Flashcards comes a book designed to help even the busiest parent find ways of raising children who love to read!
  • Whether you have five minutes or twenty, there's a tip that will work for you. Find ways to make car rides, walks, waiting areas, and playdates fun-filled and memorable.
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50+ pages of resources that will get you started on your in-store event for educators or parents are here for you to use.

Please kindly share a link to and give credit to the creators if you use these resources. We are here to help and want everyone to know that raising rock-star readers is possible with a little focused effort and energy!

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