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Back to School Books for your kids to Enjoy. – 08/30/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 in Back to School, Book recommendations, Dan Greenburg, Reluctant Readers, Rhymes

The new school year has started for some kids and for others, the Labor Day holiday is the last one before school begins.  This week’s book suggestions are fun reading to help get your kids back into the “reading mode” … read more »

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Six parent teacher concerns.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 in parent involvement, Parent/Teacher communication, Teacher involvement

I just finished reading a very interesting article in the NEA (National Education Association) Today Magazine, Summer 2012.  The article, “Parent Partnership Solutions” reported on a survey conducted by Parenting magazine and the NEA.  Six of the most common communication … read more »

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Books to help start conversations with your kids. – 08/23/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book recommendations, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, talking to kids

In keeping with our “Using Trivia to Start Conversations with Your Kids” blog this week our book suggestions can help start those conversations.  They’re also a fun read which will help get your kids back into the “reading mode” as … read more »

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Try Using Trivia to Start Conversations with Your Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 in Activities for kids, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids

Teachers, parents and kids alike are all making plans for the fall.  Would you be surprised to know that we are not alone in planning for the rapidly approaching fall season?  In August birds begin “planning” for their annual trip … read more »

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Some books for the kids for the end of summer. – 08/16/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 16th, 2012 in Book recommendations, Books, Chapter Book, Reading

Summer reading is coming to an end as everyone gets ready for back to school.  In this week’s book recommendations there are books for kids in any elementary grades.  Two are funny and one is both thought provoking and touching. … read more »

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Getting Ready for Back to School.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 in Back to School, Reading tips for kids, Summer Activities for Kids

It’s the second week in August and I guarantee you that teachers everywhere are already getting ready for another busy year with the kids.  And even though we have a few lazy weeks left in August to enjoy it is … read more »

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Book Recommendations for Back to School – 08/9/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 in Back to School, Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading

With summer beginning to wind down it’s time to start thinking about the new school year.  For all kids it’s a new beginning.  For some, who are just starting school, it’s an exciting time but it can also be a … read more »

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Managing TV time for kids during those hot summer days.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 in Family Activities, parent involvement, Summer Activities for Kids

We are all aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our country and as concerned parents we have incorporated exercise into our kids’ daily schedule. But hot summer days often present significant challenges for parents who strive to … read more »

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Magazines for Kids That Are Fun and Educational – 08/2/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Magazines for kids, Summer Activities for Kids

Kids can go online today to find out almost anything.  However, there’s still something about getting good old snail mail that kids love.  It has their name on it and it’s just for them.  Today we’re recommending three magazines for … read more »

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