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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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Gardening: How to Teach Kids About Seeds and Gardening

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Gardening with your family is a great way to involve children. What kid doesn't like to play in the dirt? There is something carefree and fun about getting dirty, especially when it's okay with mom and dad. Gardening together can teach family values like working together, following directions and patience.…

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Happy Family: Ways to Make Your Home Peaceful and Orderly

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As a mother of five who works from home, there’s one thing I know for sure: aiming for a flawlessly clean and orderly family life is a recipe for stress and disappointment for everyone in the family. Kids can’t thrive in a sterile, rigid environment—they need the freedom to play…

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Creativity: How to Make Your Child’s Room a Creative Space

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Creativity isn't solely for playtime. Creative people are responsible for some of the most beautiful creations and important inventions of our time. When you foster creativity in your child, you foster your child’s ability to think outside the box and open up their mind to greater possibilities. If you want…

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Tips for Creating Family Fun Nights

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As I child I was never into "forced fun." My mom and dad might make my sister and I tag along with them to the local nature park. Or go see some local art exhibit. Or some activity at the local community center. All these things were well intentioned.…

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