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Read Over and Over Book Selections – 01/26/12

Posted on: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Fairy Tales, parent involvement, Reading

Our blog this week was about kids wanting to read the same books over and over.  Although they will select the books that they like the best, one or our recommendations just might become their favorite. The Old Woman Who … read more »

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Reading Tip: Reading the same book over and over.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids

Remain calm when your child chooses to reread a favorite book for the gazillionth time. Over the years countless frustrated parents have come to me and asked what to do because their kids keep selecting the same few books over … read more »

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Service and Giving Book Selections for kids – 01/19/12

Posted on: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 in Books, Giving, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, Service to the community

Monday was the Martin Luther King holiday, a day of sharing.  This week’s book selections tell stories of sharing and caring.  Good introduction for the whole family to a life that includes service to others. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public … read more »

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A day for sharing joy

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 in Family Activities, Holiday, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, Technology for kids

Last week I blogged about the MLK day of service. I suggested visiting a senior citizen’s facility.  Our eight year old grandchild is a faithful reader of our blog and when we arrived for a weekend visit he informed us … read more »

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Martin Luther King Book Selections – 01/12/12

Posted on: Thursday, January 12th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, History, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

Monday is the Martin Luther King holiday.  This week’s book selections tell Martin Luther King’s story from childhood through adulthood and his involvement with the freedom movement.  Books for the whole family. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. … read more »

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Martin Luther King Day – A Day of Service

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 in Family Activities, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, talking to kids

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”  Each year, Americans all across our country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their … read more »

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Balancing the use of technology in 2012

Posted on: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, talking to kids

Hello 2012!!!The 21st century has brought so much new technology to us that options of how to keep the kids busy is limitless.  Tired parents (or in our case grandparents) are lucky to have access to countless educational television programs … read more »

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