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The Arts are at Risk in Schools.

Posted on: Monday, September 26th, 2011 in Arts and Music, parent involvement

Ask young kids what they want to be when they grow up and you will receive answers like, movie star, singer, or rock star.  Although most children change their “career” decisions many times, exposure to the arts can help them … read more »

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Safety Book Selections – 09/24/11

Posted on: Sunday, September 25th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Kids safety, parent involvement

Our September 20th blog was about safety.  Since it’s never too early to start teaching kids about safety these book recommendations are for the younger children.  Each book is appropriate for preschoolers through 1st or 2nd grade. The Safety Book … read more »

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Safety tips for kids and parents

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 in Kids safety, parent involvement

We talk a lot about the importance of establishing routines for our kids.  Specifically, we’ve discussed reading, homework, and after school activities.  But yesterday I got a call from my eight-year-old grandson telling me that his best friend had fallen … read more »

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Book Selections – 09/15/11

Posted on: Thursday, September 15th, 2011 in Book recommendations, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading

Our blog this week was about having conversations with your child.  Conversation is a great way to ensure that your child understood what they read and also reinforce any lessons learned from the story.  Conversation helps to develop critical thinking … read more »

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One more “Back to School” tip

Posted on: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 in Back to School, Homework, parent involvement, Reading

The first week of school is over!  Hopefully everyone is getting used to the school time schedule and the family balancing act is going well.  Last week we made specific suggestions on how to make homework time efficient and as … read more »

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Fall Book Selections – 09/08/11

Posted on: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 in Activity Book, Arts and Crafts Book, Book recommendations, Books, fall, Leaves, Seasons

With Labor Day behind us the “Back to School” frenzy is just about over.  It’s now time to look ahead.  And when we look, depending on where you live, you might see that fall is fast approaching.  I say “see” … read more »

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Back into the school routine yet?

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 in Back to School, Homework, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading

Its official – the school year for 2011 -2012 is in session! Hopefully everyone’s first day jitters are over.  Maybe homework has already been assigned and the routines that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs have been established. We hope … read more »

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Kids Can Cook Too – Book Recommendations – 09/01/11

Posted on: Thursday, September 1st, 2011 in Activity Book, Books, Cooking, parent involvement

I hope that you had the opportunity to join us last night for our Twitter Book Party with Ramin Ganeshram the author of Stir It Up! A wonderful book but more about that below.   Some kids love to read, others may … read more »

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