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The Reading and Writing Connection

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The connection between reading and writing is often overlooked and skill-building for these subjects are usually discussed separately. This relationship is so important, however that it is emphasized early in the training of Reading Recovery(TM) teachers that one can not be effectively taught without the other. What a child learns…

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Family Fun: How to Have Fun With Your Kids

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Play—Every now and then there are these moments when your child is home from school (be it vacation or sickness) and all his/her friends are away. In cases like this, you are the person that will have to keep your child entertained. Not many parents are used to indulging…

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Family Fun: Unique Ways to Make Special Memories With Your Kids

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Do you date your kids? Sounds like a funny question to some, but in this New Year, my husband and I are making a big effort to have fun and inexpensive dates with our kids! To create special and memorable moments with your kids, you do not have to…

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Health Education: 3 Ways to Motivate Your Children to Stay Active

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It seems like every other day we are hearing about a new weight loss program that promises fast results. Considering that as many as 40 percent of women and 24 percent of men in the U.S. are trying to lose weight at any given time, many are looking for the…

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Shopping: How to Save Money During the Holidays

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Happy (early) Holidays from our little family in Sacramento, California! It’s almost that time of year again. That time of year of holiday shopping when the malls of America are utter madness and mamas everywhere contemplate pulling their hair out. Yes, there’s also holiday cheer and “gay happy meetings.” But…

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Time Management: 8 Ways to Manage Family During the Holidays

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Managing your family’s time around the holidays can be a challenge all in itself. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there are about 40 days jam-packed with shopping, family gatherings, parties, school events, and vacations. You can either let it all go to your head or you can take…

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