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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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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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Some cold weather activities for the kids.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Games, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Winter Activities for Kids

BRRRRRRRRRR – It’s January and it’s cold outside.  Even in Californian peoples’ teeth were chattering from the “arctic” blast of cold air last week. Keeping in mind that we have a few more weeks of January, not to mention February, … read more »

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Risk Can Lead to Reward, and Fun.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Games, parent involvement, Risk, Technology and kids

Take a Risk!  Another trip to the grandkids and another lesson that we learned.  Often times when we’re with our kids we are the babysitters so that the “big kids” get some time off.  Truth be told, even though we … read more »

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Halloween Still Makes Me Smile

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 in Activities for kids, Games, Halloween, Holiday, Word Search

Halloween is just 2 weeks away and we thought we’d do things a little different for our blog this time.  Rather than something for the parents, we decided to give the kids a treat! Of course, we would never abandon … read more »

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Three Fun Tips for Reluctant Readers

Posted on: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in Activity Book, Family Activities, Games, Joke, parent involvement, Reluctant Readers

Some kids are reluctant readers.  They just don’t want to read.  For parents who are avid readers, this is disappointing, and we try everything to get our kids to love it like we do.  A recent New York Times blog … read more »

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A Spring Break sleepover

Posted on: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 in Family Activities, Games, parent involvement, Spring break for kids

It’s hard to believe but winter is over and spring has sprung!  Although many of us enjoyed an easy winter, I, for one, am celebrating the official beginning of spring today.  The kids have outdoor recess, it stays lighter longer, … read more »

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Activity Books for Kids – Book Selections – 03/02/12

Posted on: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 in Activity Book, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Family Activities, Games, History, parent involvement, Word Search

This week’s blog was about ways to keep the kids busy with interesting, educational activities.  This week’s book selections continue that theme. Everything Kids’ Word Search Puzzle and Activity Book by Beth L Blair is for kids in grades 4 and … read more »

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Halloween Makes Me Smile

Posted on: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 in fall, Games, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Word Search

Halloween is just 2 weeks away and we thought we’d do things a little different for our blog this time.  Rather than something for the parents, we decided to give the kids a treat! Of course, we would never abandon … read more »

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