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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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Ideas for the Kids for a Spring Break Sleepover

Posted on: Thursday, March 27th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Family Activities, Games, imagination and play, Kid's imagination, parent involvement, spring, Spring break for kids

Of course its spring – snow is in the forecast!  Being the eternal optimist I am ignoring the forecast and celebrating the extended daylight and thinking about Spring Break.  Some families may be going on vacation, but many of us … read more »

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The joy of sharing a day with others.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 in Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Family Activities, Holiday, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, Technology and kids

Last week I blogged about the MLK day of service. I suggested visiting a senior citizen’s facility.  This is reminiscent of a visit we made two years ago along with one of our grandsons.  This is how it happened. Our … read more »

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Share Some Interesting Facts About December with the Kids – Other than the Holidays.

Posted on: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Winter Activities for Kids

Ask any kid to tell you one interesting fact about December, that has nothing to do with the holidays, and I can almost guarantee you that the best they’ll come up with is that it’s the last month of the … read more »

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American Education Week and 10 Tips for Parents.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Education Week, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Parent/Teacher communication

This year we celebrate American Education Week the week of November 18 – 22.  American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every … 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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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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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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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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