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Transitioning From a School to Summer Routine

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Routines work. This is true not only for the school year, but also for the summer. Just because your kids are home for the summer does not mean your house needs to be in a constant state of chaos. Set up a routine. It does take a little…

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Summer Learning: Math and Reading Sidewalk Chalk Activities

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Very soon, the kids will be out of school for summer. While that means lots of fun activities, we don't want them to experience too much of the "summer slide," where they lose some of what they learned during the school year. To avoid this, it's a good idea…

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Raising Responsible Children

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It is my hope that I will raise responsible children who can think for themselves and are prepared to be independent when they go out into the world on their own. I believe it is vital for me to instill a sense of responsibility in my children while they are…

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Four Stages of Play

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Developing play skills is an essential part of childhood. Through play, typically-developing children acquire the skills necessary to communicate with others, express and understand emotions, physically manipulate a variety of items of all sizes, build strength and endurance, and gain the cognitive skills to understand their world. What are the…

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Family Garden: How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Child

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When I was a little girl, I would work with my grandmother in her garden on the south side of her house, learning how to pick cherry tomatoes and spy the worms that destroyed the tomato plants. She also had a flower garden, which included columbines and sunflowers. I would…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child Interested in Doing School Work

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Do you find it difficult to keep your kids interested in school with summer just around the corner? Warm weather can┬ádefinitely┬ámake kids antsy and want to play outside rather than finish homework. The key is to switch things up! Kids love to be entertained, so scheduling different activities…

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