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Happy Holidays

Posted on: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Holiday, Spring break for kids

Our car is packed and we’re on our way so we can be with our loved ones to celebrate the holidays together. If you’re also traveling be sure take your READS cards with you – just in case the kids … read more »

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Books to help develop kids critical thinking skills – Book Suggestions – 03/21/13

Posted on: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 in Book recommendations, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Fairy Tales, Family Activities, Kid's imagination, parent involvement

Our blog this week was about helping your kids develop their critical thinking skills by asking questions that lead to conversations about the story they have just read.  The book suggestions below will definitely lead to some interesting conversations.  Two … read more »

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How questions help kids develop critical thinking skills when reading.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Kid's imagination, Listening to kids, Making predictions, parent involvement, Reading

Reading is the process of attaching meaning to the printed word.  At READS we know that developing readers need to be taught how to comprehend what they are reading not just to sound out words.  There are various ways to … read more »

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Gardening, and more, for the Kids – Book Suggestions – 03/14/13

Posted on: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book recommendations, Gardening for kids, Planting, Reading with kids

Our blog this week provided an idea to help get the kids excited about, and involved in, starting a vegetable garden.  Keeping with the theme, this week’s book selections are gardening books for the kids. The Ultimate Step-by-Step Kids’ First … read more »

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How the kids can help select vegetables to plant in the garden.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Gardening, Gardening for kids, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Planting, Reading, spring

Last week we got six inches of snow, it was melted within hours and there, popping up in my garden, were daffodil stalks.  And that makes it official – spring is almost here! Hmm – I was thinking – time to … read more »

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Mixed Up Book Suggestions – 03/07/13

Posted on: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Dr. Seuss, History, Mo Williams, Picture Books, spring

Since last Saturday was Read Across America Day, or Dr. Seuss Day, and one Dr. Seuss was known for his mixed up hats and characters, we thought we’d mix up our book recommendations for this week.  The only common thread … read more »

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Some interesting facts to tell your kids about the month of March.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 in Seasons, spring, talking to kids

March has arrived and we are officially just a few weeks away from the first day of spring, March 20th.  So in eager anticipation of this I decided to do a little research and find out what else we celebrate … read more »

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