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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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Some Tasty Thanksgiving Day Facts for the Kids to Gobble Up!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, fall, Holiday, parent involvement, Seasons, Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a week away, everyone is getting ready for the big day.  Schools have been teaching kids about the pilgrims, the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and, of course, turkey.  But, there’s more to this holiday than what the kids … 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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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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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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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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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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New Chapter Book Suggestions for the Kids. – 09/11/13

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 in Annie Barrows, Book recommendations, Chapter Book, Dan Gutman, David A. Kelly, Giada De Laurentiis, Herman Parish, Kate DiCamillo, Mary Pope Osborne, parent involvement

We will be on vacation for the next few weeks.  But, before we go, we wanted to tell you about some great new chapter books that have been added to already existing popular series.  So, while we’re away doing the … 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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