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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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For Everyone EXCEPT Mom on Mother’s Day.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Holiday, Mother's Day, Sibling involvement

We normally don’t believe in secrets but this Mother’s Day we thought that, perhaps, planning a little surprise would merit an exception. Start by scheduling a family meeting when Mom is busy doing something else or is out of the house.  … 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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Kids Books about Siblings – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. – 09/21/12

Posted on: Friday, September 21st, 2012 in Book recommendations, Conversations with kids, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Sibling involvement

Our blog this week talked about siblings and how older ones can read to younger one.  We thought we’d continue with the sibling theme in this week’s book selections. Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together by James … read more »

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Siblings Reading To Each Other Is A Wonderful Experience.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 in Books, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading tips for kids, Sibling involvement

I’m sure that it will be no surprise to our readers to learn that our family motto is READ, READ, READ.  Imagine the pleasure that I had the other night when our 4 year old came for dinner and brought … read more »

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Heredity still may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts

Posted on: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 in Family Activities, Peanuts, Sibling involvement, Snoopy

The end of the school year for us – means pack the bags and go visit our grandkids.  Our grandchildren live plane rides away and while we are thankful for Skype nothing is better than real hugs and kisses!  We … read more »

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Siblings Book Selections – 10/06/11

Posted on: Thursday, October 6th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Chapter Book, Sibling involvement

Our October 4th blog was about siblings reading together.  The book recommendations below are about broader topics of sibling relationships.  The three books cover the age ranges from Pre-K through 6th grade. If you have any interesting or funny stories … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together Can be Special

Posted on: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Sibling involvement

My children were visiting recently from the west coast.  Our family motto is, “READ READ READ,” and today’s blog is about what reading looks like with a three-year-old and a new baby brother.  Some of our followers may be skeptical … read more »

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Heredity may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts

Posted on: Monday, July 18th, 2011 in Homework, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Sibling involvement, Writing

It is never too early to start building a positive relationship between siblings.  Sometimes competition can become intense and older siblings are usually expected to acquiesce to their younger brothers and sisters.  As you can imagine, this just may help … read more »

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