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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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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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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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A Fun Summer Research Project to Keep the Kids Thinking.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer learning loss

The weather has certainly been interesting this past month; record rainfalls in the east and heat waves setting new highs in the west.  If school were open, no doubt, these events might have inspired a research project. As knowledgeable parents you … 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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