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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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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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Technology for Kids in the 21st Century.

Posted on: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Homework, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids, Technology for kids

The 21st century has brought so much new technology to us that options of how to keep the kids busy is limitless.  Tired parents (or in our case grandparents) are lucky to have access to countless educational television programs and digital … read more »

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Concerned because your child insists on reading the same book over and over?

Posted on: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

Remain calm when your child chooses to reread a favorite book for the gazillionth time. Over the years countless frustrated parents have come to me and asked what to do because their kids keep selecting the same few books over … 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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Keep the Kids Laughing as we Get Ready for School. Book suggestions – 08/15/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 15th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, Humor, Joke, Reading, Summer

With a title like our book suggestions really don’t require any further explanation.  Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott is for kids 7 and up.  What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much?  They get indy-gestion.  Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes … read more »

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Summer Reading & Activity Books for Kids – 07/20/13

Posted on: Friday, July 19th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book recommendations, Games, Mary Pope Osborne, parent involvement, Puzzles, Reading, Summer, Summer learning loss

As summer is in full swing we all look to sunny warm days to be out and about with the kids.  It may be on vacation or around the neighborhood.  But, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and we look for … read more »

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Book Series for the Kids for Summer Reading – 07/12/13

Posted on: Friday, July 12th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Mystery, parent involvement, Reading, Reading series for kids, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

As we have mentioned in prior blogs, if the kids can get interested in a book series it can keep them interested in reading for long time.  It also encourages them to search for more book series that will continue … read more »

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Continuing Suggestions for the Kids for Summer Reading – 07/05/13

Posted on: Friday, July 5th, 2013 in Action/Adventure, Book recommendations, Books, fantasy, Humor, parent involvement, Reading, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Now that the July 4th holiday is in full swing so is summer.  Even though school has just ended, kids are already beginning the summer learning loss season.  It is important to keep them reading throughout the summer.  By beginning … read more »

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