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Have the Kids Help Select Vegetables to Plant in the Garden.

Posted on: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Gardening, Gardening for kids, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Planting, Reading, spring

Two days until the official start of spring and yet more snow arrived last night.  Enough is enough!!  I decided that eventually we will smell the roses and decided to think about a garden.  I gathered my available grandkids, via … read more »

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The Truth Behind Presidents’ Day

Posted on: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, History, Holiday, Honesty, President's Day

On February 17th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in February was not just a day to partake in great sales events, but to honor the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  While … read more »

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Martin Luther King Day – A Day of Service

Posted on: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Black History, Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”  Each year, Americans all across our country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their … read more »

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Different Ways for Your Kids to Say “Thank You” for Gifts.

Posted on: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Holiday, parent involvement, talking to kids, Writing

T’is the season for gift giving.  What could be better than having your kids send a thank-you message to their generous relatives or friends?  Imagine how happy the thoughtful gift givers would feel when they get your child’s message.  Imagine … read more »

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Some Holiday Thoughts from the Kids!

Posted on: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 in Cognitive Skills, Holiday, Listening to kids, parent involvement, winter

We originally posted this blog a couple of years ago but continue to appreciate its significance in this holiday season and felt that it is worth reposting. Even without the change in the weather, beautiful decorations and never ending bargains, the … read more »

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Some Tasty Thanksgiving Day Facts for the Kids to Gobble Up!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, fall, Holiday, parent involvement, Seasons, Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a week away, everyone is getting ready for the big day.  Schools have been teaching kids about the pilgrims, the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and, of course, turkey.  But, there’s more to this holiday than what the kids … read more »

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Kids Activities for Veteran’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Flag, Conversation with kids, History, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Veterans Day

This year Veterans Day is on a Monday, November 11th to be exact. Wow – a three day holiday for so many of us! . No doubt the thought of a long weekend is something to look forward to – … read more »

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Some Pre-Halloween Fun for the Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 in Family Activities, Games, Halloween, Holiday, parent involvement, Word Search

Just two more days until Halloween.  By now most of the costumes are ready to wear and the treats are waiting to be given out to all the trick or treaters. Our treat for the kids is a “tricky” word … read more »

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New Chapter Book Suggestions for the Kids. – 09/11/13

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 in Annie Barrows, Book recommendations, Chapter Book, Dan Gutman, David A. Kelly, Giada De Laurentiis, Herman Parish, Kate DiCamillo, Mary Pope Osborne, parent involvement

We will be on vacation for the next few weeks.  But, before we go, we wanted to tell you about some great new chapter books that have been added to already existing popular series.  So, while we’re away doing the … read more »

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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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