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Halloween Fun Facts

Posted on: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 in Family Activities, Halloween, Holiday, parent involvement, Reading

I have always loved Halloween.  As a kid my favorite all time costume was me dressed up as a mom (yep, high heels included) pushing a baby carriage in our school parade.  My dog, Friskie, was the baby and he … read more »

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Halloween Book Selections – 10/20/11

Posted on: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Halloween, Holiday, parent involvement

Appropriate for the season, today’s book recommendations are for Halloween.  They’re all fun (and funny) for the whole family.  Nothing too scary for the younger kids. The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey is one of my favorite Halloween books.  It’s written … read more »

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Halloween Makes Me Smile

Posted on: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 in fall, Games, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Word Search

Halloween is just 2 weeks away and we thought we’d do things a little different for our blog this time.  Rather than something for the parents, we decided to give the kids a treat! Of course, we would never abandon … read more »

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Is today’s generation of kids different than past generations?

Posted on: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 in Comic Strips, Family Circus, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Peanuts

In my July blog I wrote about my trip to the Charles Schulz Museum in Sonoma, California.  I referred to Charles Schultz as being a true philosopher and how he delivered sage advice through his daily comic strip, PEANUTS. Another … read more »

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Siblings Book Selections – 10/06/11

Posted on: Thursday, October 6th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Chapter Book, Sibling involvement

Our October 4th blog was about siblings reading together.  The book recommendations below are about broader topics of sibling relationships.  The three books cover the age ranges from Pre-K through 6th grade. If you have any interesting or funny stories … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together Can be Special

Posted on: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Sibling involvement

My children were visiting recently from the west coast.  Our family motto is, “READ READ READ,” and today’s blog is about what reading looks like with a three-year-old and a new baby brother.  Some of our followers may be skeptical … read more »

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