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Three Books To Read With Your Elementary Age Kids This Summer

Reading is always a big part of our life, but especially during the summer months. I curb screen time by rallying the kids for a fun read aloud and on long road trips we listen to audiobooks as often as we singalong to our favorite Spotify station. As you build your summer reading list and …

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Summer fun in a jar — make an “I’m bored” activity jar

How many times have you heard, “Mom, I’m bored!” lately? Me? I’ve probably only heard it twice but that is because this Mama got smart and made an “I’m bored” activity jar prior to school getting out. Don’t worry, it’s not too late, there’s still plenty of time to capture the summer spirit and give …

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Don’t hit the “summer slump” — great activities for summer learning

If what they say is true, don’t let your kids fall victim to the “summer slide” which basically says that kids forget about half of what they learned the previous year during the summer months because of lack of “practice.” Every school year teachers begin their month of lessons just reviewing the basics from last …

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7 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Love of Reading this Summer

Most kids drop a few reading levels during the summer and it makes sense why—schools out, no teacher, the official homework is gone, and now there’s time to do activities you couldn’t do while in school. Reading becomes an afterthought. It becomes something some parents forget to push or encourage. Many kids like reading and …

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5 Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

Gross motor skills, sometimes referred to as large motor skills, are very important to develop in toddlers.  These are the “bigger” skills that babies and toddlers develop naturally, such as rolling over, sitting up, walking, jumping, throwing a ball, etc. Gross motor skills go hand in hand with fine motor skills, for example, a child’s …

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