<div dir="ltr"><div>Hello Parents, </div><div><br></div><div>A former colleague of mine passed along information about an App called <a href="https://aboundparenting.com/download-the-app/">Abound Parenting </a>which is free for one year if you download in October (link <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/abound-parenting/id1444991990">here</a>). </div><div><br></div><div>The app gives busy parents tips and conversation starters to help build early literacy skills and links to library book recommendations, targeting parents of children 0-6.</div><div><br></div><div>I have nothing to gain personally from parents downloading the app-- just wanted to share a (currently) free resource that I think can be very valuable for many of us busy parents of young children! </div><div><br></div><div>Best regards,</div><div>Rachel </div><div><br></div><div>**********</div><div>Abound Parenting </div><div><br></div><div><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">OVERVIEW</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Deliver lifelong benefits with a few minutes each day.</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Parents and caregivers of young children, we designed this for you. The Abound Parenting app is a tool to empower you in building all the crucial early reading skills your child (between the ages of 3-6) needs to become a successful reader and critical thinker. No more unhealthy screen time for your child. No more guessing as to whether your child is learning. We give you quick, engaging, and research-backed conversations, activities, and learning moments, that build both early skills and connections.</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">All of our tips, activities, and conversations are written by experts to encourage the learning of crucial early letters and sounds, vocabulary and knowledge, and awareness and regulation skills over time. Meanwhile, this content is carefully designed, so that it's easy and simple for you to integrate into your busy day.</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">KEY FEATURES</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- The only solution that empowers you to build all the crucial skills your child needs to become a strong reader set up for school success</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Receive hundreds of daily tips, conversations, and activities, designed by experts to help you build crucial early reading and critical thinking skills</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Access a rich library of book and vocabulary recommendations based on your child's age and learning to read stage</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Create and view simple and customized learning profiles for each of your children between the ages of 3-6</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Capture and share precious saved memories involving you and your child</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Record your child's learning progress via milestones based on state and nation-wide early learning standards</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Easily share your child's learning progress with teachers and caregivers</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">View your child's learning profile and visualize their progress</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Get a simple, clear, snapshot of how your child’s developing crucial early language, literacy, and social and emotional skills</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Track and record your child’s learning progress against milestones based on state and nation-wide early learning standards</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Access easy to read summaries of the latest early language and literacy development research</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Teach your child via powerful learning moments that take minutes</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Receive daily 3-7 minute conversations and activities that are fun, interesting, and build crucial literacy and critical thinking skills</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Customize preferences to engage in conversations at the times most convenient for you and your child</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- All of our learning content is designed to integrate into your busy day – whether it be over dinner, or during the daily commute to daycare</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Receive a research-backed learning program customized to your child's learning needs</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- It’s all part of a plan – our content is personalized to the needs of your child and grounded in the science of early language and literacy</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Receive tactical them-based activities that build your child’s knowledge of letters and spelling, vocabulary, conceptual thinking skills, and social and emotional skills</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Access a rich database of book recommendations and knowledge-building conversations</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Access a collection of book activities and recommendations personalized to the learning needs of your child</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Have at your fingertips hundreds of fun and easy conversations that build early critical thinking skills</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Capture and share precious moments with family and friends</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Record funny quotes, interesting comments, and personal reflections around learning moments with your child</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">- Easily share captured moments with family members and friends</p><br style="box-sizing:inherit;margin-top:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px"><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">ABOUT US</p><p dir="ltr" style="box-sizing:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:"SF Pro Text","SF Pro Icons","Apple WebExp Icons Custom","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:-0.065px">Abound Parenting is a group of educators, early language and literacy experts, designers, and engineers, all united around the mission of improving worldwide literacy outcomes through the empowerment of parents. To learn more visit <a href="https://aboundparenting.com/about/">https://aboundparenting.com/about/</a>.</p></div><div><br></div><br clear="all"><div><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div><font face="garamond, serif" size="4">Rachel</font></div><div><br></div><div dir="ltr">Rachel B. Slama, Ed.D.<br>Phone: 617.396.6603</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>