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Climate Change?
Start your conversation here…

  What’s is “Climate Change” about?  Who does it affect? Can we (you and me) make a difference?  This amazing 12 minute video provides a variety of ways to look at Climate Change…and it can stimulate conversations at home, science projects … Continue reading

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Got Two (2) Minutes?…and a pencil?

Kids often get the notion in the summer that it's all "play" (partly because we call it "summer vacation", suggesting a break from learning).  However, here's a little idea that takes only two minutes a day and gets great results…if … Continue reading

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Too busy to research summer activities for your kids?

Here's a suggestion… Education.com  is a great resource for all things educational!!!  And, this year they have created a FREE challenge you can use "right out of the box".  Keep the learning going this summerTaking a break from school doesn’t … Continue reading

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Challenging Kids to Think and Express Themselves

How can you challenge your kids but not make them suspicious of your intention?  Kids who have confidence in their communication skills are going to be more willing to express their views.  And, if our upcoming summer "vacation" includes a … Continue reading

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Is Your Kid addicted to “Texting”?

OK….now I'm scared.  I found this video on YouTube.  This post is a bit of a "rant" about the apparent NEED to text and how this obsession might affect our kids…so I'm asking forgiveness in advance.  But once you've looked at … Continue reading

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Family involvement: what does the research say?

The Harvard Family Research Project took a long and hard look at the effects of "Family Involvement" and education.  According to an post by Mark Parkinson that summarizes the report: "Cumulative evidence from several decades of research points to several benefits of … Continue reading

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The “Power to Be” Starts with the Imagination

The Power to Be Starts with the Imagination–What sorts of things does your child imagine? Does she see herself as an astronaut?  Does he want to be a chef?  What kind of toys will help your child learn, experience and … Continue reading

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Homework vs. home study

"Homework for many students and parents is a chore to be completed as quickly as possible so that life can resume", so says Colin MacKay in an article in "The Intelligencer".  Somehow I think that many kids have developed a … Continue reading

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There IS such a thing as “Too Many Books”!

Got books?  Got too many books?  Want more?  This website is great for recycling books you’ve enjoyed but that you’d like to share with others.  On the flip-side, you can browse the listings of other folks who have books to … Continue reading

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How Babies Learn Their First Words

You might not think this is important if your kid is a teenager.  But, it turns out that researchers have been able to verify that learning occurs when the baby is interested…and about what the baby is interested in.   The … Continue reading

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