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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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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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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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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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