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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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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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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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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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Book Suggestions for the Beginning of Fall. – 08/29/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in Book recommendations, fall, Science Books for kids, Seasons

As the kids routine changes from a carefree summer to the routine of school, the weather changes too.  From the warm lazy days of summer to the brisk windy days of fall. These cooler temperatures and shorting days have their … 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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The Final Weeks of Summer Are Here. Time to Think – Back to School!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Summer, Summer learning loss

End of August already?  As an educator I’m thinking, “Oh no!  How can summer be over, didn’t it just start?”  As a parent, you may have similar thoughts because right now the kids don’t have to be rushed out of … read more »

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More Summer Reading & Activity Books for Kids – 08/08/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 8th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

As we wrote in our blog this week, as summer begins to wind down towards the end of August that’s the time when many people take their summer vacations just before the beginning of the new school year.  To keep … 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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