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Teacher Appreciation Week – 2014

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, talking to kids, Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation week is May 5th- May 9th.  Encourage your kids to say thank you to a teacher that made a difference.  A note, drawing or a hug is all that it would take to make a special teacher’s day. … read more »

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April is National Library Month

Posted on: Friday, April 18th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Dav Pilkey, Family Activities, Jack Prelutsky, Library, Reading, Reading with kids, Shel Silverstein, William Steig

Libraries are awesome places.  They range from single rooms to entire buildings.  They’re filled with countless books, magazines, newspapers, and computers.  Information is either a click away or a few steps down an aisle.  Helpful librarians are always there to … read more »

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Technology for Kids in the 21st Century.

Posted on: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Homework, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids, Technology for kids

The 21st century has brought so much new technology to us that options of how to keep the kids busy is limitless.  Tired parents (or in our case grandparents) are lucky to have access to countless educational television programs and digital … read more »

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With Report Cards Just Around the Corner, What’s a Parent to do?

Posted on: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Report Cards

With all of the holidays coming, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, its natural for us to think about shopping for presents, family gatherings and countless calories from all the delicious food we will be eating.  The uppermost thought in … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together: a Great Experience for Both of Them.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids, Sibling involvement

Tell me what you’re reading is one of my favorite questions to ask kids.  Amazingly – I have yet to hear the word “nothing.”  Sometimes, however, a younger child may struggle to answer, SO – I have learned to ask … read more »

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Some Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Today we thought we would conjure up some  different thoughts on how to read with the kids. Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together … read more »

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One More Back to School Suggestion

Posted on: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 in Back to School, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Last week we talked about getting back into the school routine.  Hopefully everyone is getting used to the school time schedule and the family balancing act is going well.  This week we have a very important suggestion about one more … 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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Summer Learning Loss, Part 3.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Library, parent involvement, Reading with kids, Summer Activities for Kids

Last week we suggested a trip to the library to help stop the summer learning slide.  But what happens when you get to the library and your children selects books that they are not able to read?   When it comes … read more »

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Summer Learning Loss, Part 2.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

Summertime is only a few days away and school vacation quickly follows the arrival of summer.  Many of us may remember a favorite childhood chant we use to scream – No more teachers – no more books … BUT wait … read more »

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