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Kitchen Science For Kids – Book Selections – 03/29/12

Posted on: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 in Activities for kids, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Cooking, Kitchen Science, Science Experiments for Kids

Our blog this week was about how to keep kids busy, on a rainy day, with a coconut.  This turned into a science experiment.  In keeping with the concept of “kitchen science” our book recommendations are for kitchen chemistry experiments. … read more »

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Keeping kids busy with a coconut.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 in Activities for kids, Family Activities, Kids safety, parent involvement

“Nanny, what’s that coconut for?” asked my 4 year old granddaughter.  “Why, it’s for a rainy day of course.” “But Nanny, it’s raining today.”  “Well then”, I said, “I guess we’ll just have to open it up.” We then called to … read more »

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A Spring Break sleepover

Posted on: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 in Family Activities, Games, parent involvement, Spring break for kids

It’s hard to believe but winter is over and spring has sprung!  Although many of us enjoyed an easy winter, I, for one, am celebrating the official beginning of spring today.  The kids have outdoor recess, it stays lighter longer, … read more »

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Children’s books that were turned into movies – Book Selections – 03/16/12

Posted on: Friday, March 16th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Children's movies, Kid's movies

Our blog this week discussed the movie “The Lorax”. Many children’s books have been turned into movies.  This week’s book selections are for both new and classic ones.  Before your kids views any of these movies have them read the … read more »

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Learning from a day at the movies.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Children's movies, Kid's movies, Movies, Reading, Rhymes, The Lorax

We got the call- babysitting services for our two grandsons (4 and 7) were requested in Chicago for the weekend – were we available? UH duh – yes we were! So we packed up and off we flew The question … read more »

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The Berenstain Bears – Book Selections – 03/08/12

Posted on: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, parent involvement, The Berenstain Bears

With the passing of Jan Berenstain last week we feel that it’s appropriate to begin our book selections this week with a new book, coming out next week, titled “The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom! The Berenstain Bears: We … read more »

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Thank you Mama and Papa Bear!

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in Books, The Berenstain Bears

This past week we learned that Jan Berenstain, co creator of the beloved Berenstain Bear books, passed away.  She and her late husband Stan,  (1923 – 2005) published their first book, Berenstains’ Baby Book in 1951.  As young parents they … read more »

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Activity Books for Kids – Book Selections – 03/02/12

Posted on: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 in Activity Book, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Family Activities, Games, History, parent involvement, Word Search

This week’s blog was about ways to keep the kids busy with interesting, educational activities.  This week’s book selections continue that theme. Everything Kids’ Word Search Puzzle and Activity Book by Beth L Blair is for kids in grades 4 and … read more »

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