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Some Fun Fact for August to Keep the Kids Thinking.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Humor, Joke, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

If you ask the kids to tell you something about August – they may tell you, somewhat sadly, that summer vacation is almost over.  In reality most of them are starting to look forward to a new school year because … read more »

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Time to start thinking about “back to school” – Oh No!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

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Summer Reading & Activity Books for Kids – 07/20/13

Posted on: Friday, July 19th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book recommendations, Games, Mary Pope Osborne, parent involvement, Puzzles, Reading, Summer, Summer learning loss

As summer is in full swing we all look to sunny warm days to be out and about with the kids.  It may be on vacation or around the neighborhood.  But, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and we look for … read more »

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Is it Time to Listen to the Kids?

Posted on: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Three weeks into July and I’m sure there are many of us who are just hoping for a moment of quiet and solitude.  There is no doubt that summertime with the kids can, at times, be a little tiring.  So … read more »

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Book Series for the Kids for Summer Reading – 07/12/13

Posted on: Friday, July 12th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Mystery, parent involvement, Reading, Reading series for kids, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

As we have mentioned in prior blogs, if the kids can get interested in a book series it can keep them interested in reading for long time.  It also encourages them to search for more book series that will continue … read more »

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Staying in Touch with the Grandkids; Fun and Educational.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 in Activities for kids, parent involvement, Technology and kids, Technology for kids, Writing

We all know that technology has become ubiquitous in our society.  While people debate the merits of technology and its effect on our culture, as a grandparent who lives far away from her grandchildren I take full advantage of it.  … read more »

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Continuing Suggestions for the Kids for Summer Reading – 07/05/13

Posted on: Friday, July 5th, 2013 in Action/Adventure, Book recommendations, Books, fantasy, Humor, parent involvement, Reading, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Now that the July 4th holiday is in full swing so is summer.  Even though school has just ended, kids are already beginning the summer learning loss season.  It is important to keep them reading throughout the summer.  By beginning … read more »

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A Fun Summer Research Project to Keep the Kids Thinking.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer learning loss

The weather has certainly been interesting this past month; record rainfalls in the east and heat waves setting new highs in the west.  If school were open, no doubt, these events might have inspired a research project. As knowledgeable parents you … read more »

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