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Technology for Kids in the 21st Century.

Posted on: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Homework, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids, Technology for kids

The 21st century has brought so much new technology to us that options of how to keep the kids busy is limitless.  Tired parents (or in our case grandparents) are lucky to have access to countless educational television programs and digital … read more »

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The joy of sharing a day with others.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 in Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Family Activities, Holiday, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, Technology and kids

Last week I blogged about the MLK day of service. I suggested visiting a senior citizen’s facility.  This is reminiscent of a visit we made two years ago along with one of our grandsons.  This is how it happened. Our … read more »

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Staying in Touch with the Grandkids; Fun and Educational.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 in Activities for kids, parent involvement, Technology and kids, Technology for kids, Writing

We all know that technology has become ubiquitous in our society.  While people debate the merits of technology and its effect on our culture, as a grandparent who lives far away from her grandchildren I take full advantage of it.  … read more »

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Risk Can Lead to Reward, and Fun.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Games, parent involvement, Risk, Technology and kids

Take a Risk!  Another trip to the grandkids and another lesson that we learned.  Often times when we’re with our kids we are the babysitters so that the “big kids” get some time off.  Truth be told, even though we … read more »

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Try Using Trivia to Start Conversations with Your Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 in Activities for kids, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids

Teachers, parents and kids alike are all making plans for the fall.  Would you be surprised to know that we are not alone in planning for the rapidly approaching fall season?  In August birds begin “planning” for their annual trip … read more »

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Help Your Child Learn to Read by Talking to Them

Posted on: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Reading is Fundamental, Reading tips for kids, RIF, talking to kids, Technology and kids

Some may think that talking to children can’t possibly be related to helping them learn to read, but this is one of the strategies that will help your child with reading comprehension. In previous posts, we have discussed the sometimes … read more »

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Parents, Kids and Gadgets

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 in Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Technology and kids

We are believers in the good things technology can do for everyone in the realms of connectedness, information gathering and learning.  We also believe that some common sense rules could go a long way towards keeping technology from impinging on … read more »

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