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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Best Friends – Book Suggestions – 05/30/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Conversations with kids, Humor, Joke, Reading with kids

In our blog this week we told you about some of the lesser known holidays that we celebrate in June.  One of them, occurring on June 8th is “Best Friend Day.  To help your kids celebrate this special day our … read more »

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Some not so well known June holidays.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 in Holiday, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, talking to kids

June is almost here.  It’s time to think about summer vacation, warm weather, relaxing days, and traditional holidays that lend themselves to family gatherings like Father’s Day on June16th.  There’s also Flag Day, June 14th, a good learning opportunity for … read more »

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Memorial Day 2013- Book Suggestions – 05/23/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 in Book recommendations, Memorial Day, parent involvement, Reading with kids

The books we are suggesting for this year’s Memorial Day celebration range from funny to deeply moving.  Each book helps to tells the story of Memorial Day in a different way but all of them help to explain what the … read more »

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Memorial Day. A time to have fun and a time to remember.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Memorial Day, parent involvement, talking to kids

Memorial Day weekend is just 4 days away – summer time is about to begin!  We hope for sunny weather, barbecues and family picnics.  Since many of our kids do not realize what Memorial Day is, besides time for families … read more »

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Books to help prevent summer brain drain. – Book Suggestions – 05/17/13

Posted on: Friday, May 17th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading with kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

Our blog this week was about Summer Learning Loss or, as it’s more commonly know, Summer Brain Drain.  These book suggestions are for kids and parents who are concerned with Summer Learning Loss and would like to start planning how … read more »

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Time to start planning how to avoid the dreaded Summer Learning Loss.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

It’s only the middle of May and we are already hearing from many parents wondering what to do so that the dreaded summer learning loss can be avoided.  For our new followers, summer learning loss is defined as loss of … read more »

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Books for Mother’s Day – Book Suggestions – 05/09/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Mother's Day, Picture Books, Reading with kids

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  These are some book recommendations for kids and their mothers on this special day. The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing is for kids aged 3 – 5.  “It’s the night before Mother’s Day, and Dad … read more »

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For Everyone EXCEPT Mom on Mother’s Day.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Holiday, Mother's Day, Sibling involvement

We normally don’t believe in secrets but this Mother’s Day we thought that, perhaps, planning a little surprise would merit an exception. Start by scheduling a family meeting when Mom is busy doing something else or is out of the house.  … read more »

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Books by Children’s Authors Born in May – Book Suggestions – 05/02/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 in Arnold Lobel, Book recommendations, Fairy Tales, fantasy, L. Frank Baum, Mary Pope Osborne

This week’s blog listed various events in the month of May including several authors born in May.  Our book suggestions this week are for three of those well known authors. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Mar 9, 2013) … read more »

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