Online Reading Resources and Outdoor Play Inspiration for Parents and Educators

The Katie Mohar Blog

Reading and spending time in nature should feel more natural to today's children than scrolling and clicking. That’s why I share plenty of helpful tips, expert advice, and fun ideas for teaching your child to love reading and embrace their unique imagination.

Go ahead – dive in and let’s start learning!

Welcome to the Katie Mohar Blog! This is your go-to resource for learning how to engage your child or student by reading and encouraging their imaginations through outdoor play.

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Discover the amazing history of hot air balloons.

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Learn how music helps kids unlock their full potential.

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Literary advice for young people from English Professors Emeriti.

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15 timeless books your family will love reading this summer.

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Beginning gardening for kids. Easy-grow flowers and vegetables. Simple ways to make gardening fun for families.

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This summer, take your family on an amazing lighthouse road trip!

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Learn how to begin building a children’s home library that your family will treasure for years to come.

Children's home library bookshelves

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Learn ways to increase a child’s attention span (and their desire to read!) with help from owls.

Two brown owls

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My journey as a children’s writer began with a book I penned at age 11 – as a gift for my grandmother.

A photo of the first book I wrote at age 11, a gift for my grandmother

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Today, I’ll share five tips to get a child to love reading. Plus, five inspiring quotes from famous authors to motivate you.

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