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As March begins, teachers and parents across the country are bracing for another season of test prep in their public schools. Even kindergarten teachers feel pressure to show gains on early literacy assessments that prove their students are making progress on critical reading and math skills.

We spent a significant part of our careers in the New York City Department of Education and understand the importance of measuring student progress. As the creators of HOMER, we’re also passionate about keeping a child’s love of reading alive and well.

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Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we’re on a mission to spread kindness. What better season to do kind things for others and to help your children understand the joy of doing something nice for other people? Break out the glitter and glue, doilies and stickers and get to work with your little ones on crafting personalized cards that say, “You’re special to me!”

Want a little help getting started with your homemade Valentine’s cards? We have you covered with HOMER’s free printable cards!  Buy some card stock at your local office supply store, then print off these cute colored cards featuring Homer and friends. Decorate with confetti and glitter and personalize with your own special message. If you have more time for decorating and creating, try these black and white versions paired with a delicious sugar cookie treat.

We’d also recommend reading aloud these adorable Valentine’s stories while your children are hard at work on their Valentine’s masterpieces!

What color is a kiss? illustrated by Rocio Bonilla

Llama Llama, I love you by Anna Dewdney

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (This story will also be making its debut on the Homer app on Feb. 3.)

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