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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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A Family Vacation Circa 1913. What is that all about?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Imagination, Kid's imagination, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Tick tock – the summertime clock is quickly ticking away, Summer is coming to a rapid end.  For many families the end of August is vacation time, or, to just totally relax after organized summer activities have ended and before … 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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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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Even More Book Suggestions for the Kids for Summer Reading – 06/20/13

Posted on: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Mary Pope Osborne, parent involvement, Reading series for kids, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Once again, our book suggestions this week continue the theme of books for the kids to read over the summer to help reduce summer learning loss.  Remember, the key is to find out what the kids enjoy and select reading … read more »

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Creating an Environment to Encourage a Summer Reading Program

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 in Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Continuing with our Summer Reading series of blogs, we would like to make another suggestion to ensure a summer full of reading.  Our last few blogs were about how to stop summer learning loss and get even the most reluctant … read more »

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More Book Suggestions for the Kids for Summer Reading – 06/13/13

Posted on: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Graphic Novel, parent involvement, Reading, Reading series for kids, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Our book suggestions this week continue the theme of books for the kids to read over the summer to help reduce summer learning loss.  The key is t6o find out what the kids enjoy select reading material that matches their … read more »

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Summer Learning Loss, Part 3.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Library, parent involvement, Reading with kids, Summer Activities for Kids

Last week we suggested a trip to the library to help stop the summer learning slide.  But what happens when you get to the library and your children selects books that they are not able to read?   When it comes … read more »

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