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Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez has a passion for helping caregivers nurture our youngest readers. As a former National Board Certified early-childhood teacher reading specialist, and administrator, she has worked with thousands of families and educators providing best literacy practices. She is the creator/founder of Growing Book by Book.

She received dual master’s degrees at Webster University and Missouri Baptist University in Communications/Reading and Elementary Education Administration.

She lives near St. Louis, Missouri, where she stays home with home with her two young and all busy sons. In her free time, Jodie enjoys gardening, cooking, and finding all the Little Free Libraries she can.

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by Jodie Rodriguez
Use simple supplies to create a keepsake bouquet blooming with reasons that Mom is the best.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Let the kids use this friendship poem printable to create kindness poems for their pals.
by Jodie Rodriguez
After listening to these read-alouds, your child will feel poised and ready to try new things.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Help your little one learn about sharing and taking turns with these picture book selections for pre- and early readers.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Dig into these recommended reads for your dinosaur enthusiast — from informational books to fun and silly tales.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Create a wacky tale with this printable that also encourages kids to learn about the different parts of speech.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Help your young reader design an adorable bookmark to mark a spot in a favorite book.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Help your kids soak up bath time learning possibilities with these fun ideas.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Put down that tablet or smartphone! Use these creative ideas to help your kids connect with family, while boosting skills.
by Jodie Rodriguez
Discover three important reasons to choose books with characters who resemble your child.

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