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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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Oh – the places we’ve been!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Kids doing Research, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Vacation Planning

Oh – the places we’ve been!  Traveling to the Southwest was an incredible experience.  We visited six canyons and three cities.  What a beautiful country we live in.  Over the next few weeks we will share some of our incredible … 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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A Fun Summer Research Project to Keep the Kids Thinking.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer learning loss

The weather has certainly been interesting this past month; record rainfalls in the east and heat waves setting new highs in the west.  If school were open, no doubt, these events might have inspired a research project. As knowledgeable parents you … read more »

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Fun Facts about July.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 in 4th of July, Activities for kids, Kids doing Research, Monthly Celebrations, parent involvement

July is just days away.  Everyone is getting ready to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day.  Parades, picnics and amazing fireworks are just some of the things that we are looking forward to, but, how about the rest of the month?  … read more »

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Some not so well known June holidays.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 in Holiday, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, talking to kids

June is almost here.  It’s time to think about summer vacation, warm weather, relaxing days, and traditional holidays that lend themselves to family gatherings like Father’s Day on June16th.  There’s also Flag Day, June 14th, a good learning opportunity for … read more »

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Five ways to help your children build a robust vocabulary.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Reading with kids

My mother used to say that children are like sponges – they absorb everything they hear. Last week, one of my first grade students gave an incredibly detailed answer using the most robust vocabulary that I have heard in a … read more »

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How the kids can help select vegetables to plant in the garden.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Gardening, Gardening for kids, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Planting, Reading, spring

Last week we got six inches of snow, it was melted within hours and there, popping up in my garden, were daffodil stalks.  And that makes it official – spring is almost here! Hmm – I was thinking – time to … read more »

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