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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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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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Mixed Up Book Suggestions – 03/07/13

Posted on: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Dr. Seuss, History, Mo Williams, Picture Books, spring

Since last Saturday was Read Across America Day, or Dr. Seuss Day, and one Dr. Seuss was known for his mixed up hats and characters, we thought we’d mix up our book recommendations for this week.  The only common thread … read more »

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Some interesting facts to tell your kids about the month of March.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 in Seasons, spring, talking to kids

March has arrived and we are officially just a few weeks away from the first day of spring, March 20th.  So in eager anticipation of this I decided to do a little research and find out what else we celebrate … read more »

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If it’s spring, it must be “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in parent involvement, spring, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

With the coming of spring we think of “March Madness”, milder weather, the return of the birds from their winter vacation spots and, lest we forget, standardized testing.  Today’s blog has some suggestions for how you can help your kids … read more »

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