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Book Suggestions for the Beginning of Fall. – 08/29/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in Book recommendations, fall, Science Books for kids, Seasons

As the kids routine changes from a carefree summer to the routine of school, the weather changes too.  From the warm lazy days of summer to the brisk windy days of fall. These cooler temperatures and shorting days have their … read more »

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Getting Back into the School Routine

Posted on: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Homework, parent involvement

For some kids, the school year for 2013 -2014 is in session and for others it’s rapidly approaching!  Hopefully everyone’s first day jitters are over or soon will be.  Maybe homework has already been assigned and the routines that we’ve … read more »

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Back to School – Going to a New School?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, talking to kids

Beginning a new school year is exciting for most kids.  They’re happy to see their friends and hopefully looking forward to another year of learning.  But if you are among the countless families that have moved to a new area, … read more »

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Back to School Books for the End of Summer. – 08/22/13

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Back to School, Book recommendations, Books, Humor

The title says it all. The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School by Ken Derby is for kids in grades 3 through 5.  “Fifth-grader Tony Madison is a magnet for trouble. Irrepressible, unstoppable, and outrageous, he is … read more »

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Keep the Kids Laughing as we Get Ready for School. Book suggestions – 08/15/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 15th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, Humor, Joke, Reading, Summer

With a title like our book suggestions really don’t require any further explanation.  Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott is for kids 7 and up.  What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much?  They get indy-gestion.  Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes … read more »

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The Final Weeks of Summer Are Here. Time to Think – Back to School!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Summer, Summer learning loss

End of August already?  As an educator I’m thinking, “Oh no!  How can summer be over, didn’t it just start?”  As a parent, you may have similar thoughts because right now the kids don’t have to be rushed out of … read more »

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More Summer Reading & Activity Books for Kids – 08/08/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 8th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

As we wrote in our blog this week, as summer begins to wind down towards the end of August that’s the time when many people take their summer vacations just before the beginning of the new school year.  To keep … read more »

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A Family Vacation Circa 1913. What is that all about?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Imagination, Kid's imagination, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Tick tock – the summertime clock is quickly ticking away, Summer is coming to a rapid end.  For many families the end of August is vacation time, or, to just totally relax after organized summer activities have ended and before … read more »

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