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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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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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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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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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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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Is it Time to Listen to the Kids?

Posted on: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Three weeks into July and I’m sure there are many of us who are just hoping for a moment of quiet and solitude.  There is no doubt that summertime with the kids can, at times, be a little tiring.  So … read more »

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Books for Kids About Other Cultures – Book Suggestions – 04/04/13

Posted on: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, Conversation with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Cultures, Listening to kids, Other Cultures

Our blog this week was about having the kids do a research project about other cultures and comparing it to their own culture.  This would be the basis for a discussion with the family.  Not only will this encourage kids … read more »

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How questions help kids develop critical thinking skills when reading.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Kid's imagination, Listening to kids, Making predictions, parent involvement, Reading

Reading is the process of attaching meaning to the printed word.  At READS we know that developing readers need to be taught how to comprehend what they are reading not just to sound out words.  There are various ways to … read more »

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Motivational Classic Books for the Kids – Book Suggestions – 01/31/13

Posted on: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, Motivational Books, parent involvement, talking to kids

This week’s book selections are classic stories written to motivate and entertain children of all ages.  For younger kids the books can be read to them or with them and the moral of the story explained to them.  For the … read more »

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An Idea to Reduce the Stress and Accomplish More with the Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Report Cards, Sibling involvement

It’s almost February and the academic calendar is on the home stretch since it’s officially closer to June than September.  So take a second and reflect on how the you, the ultimate teacher, and your kids are doing.  Are you … read more »

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