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How does this cube (instruction on WikiHow) prevent summer learning loss?

Summer Learning: A Creative Writing Exercise

This one is truly for all ages. It’s completely adaptable and limitless in the realm of possibilities. You’ve likely got everything you need in the same room with you. Using cubes or dice, write one word on each...

June 24, 2013
Seriously.  How is this a thing?

Why Doesn't This Bag Leak?

In keeping with the Summer Fun theme, I give you why in the world doesn't this bag leak?! Steve Spangler has some incredible science experiments on YouTube. The idea is for kids (with adult supervision) to try them out...

June 21, 2013
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Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts

Summer reading is vitally important to retention. It’s probably the easiest way to be sure your child is retaining the fundamentals of the past year. Even my little guy is picking up on words, reading and spelling a...

June 20, 2013
courtesy Thomas Milburn via flickr

Good Gifts for Father’s Day

There are (at least) two schools of thought on the Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day tradition. One says that today you get to relish the parent-ness of your life by spending all day with the kiddos doing whatever. The other...

June 14, 2013
My kid playing with the water sponge I made for his party last weekend.  Very successful!

Water Games to Beat the Heat

With temperatures hitting the 90’s around most of the state this week, water play is a great way to have fun and keep cool. As kids, we needed little more than a sprinkler in the yard. However, I have quite a few...

June 13, 2013
Georgia State Parks' Great Gopher Chase lasts all month!

Georgia Parks Great Gopher Chase

After rainy and stormy weather across the state from Tropical Storm Andrea, Saturday promises to be a lovely day to get outside and enjoy Georgia State Parks. The timing couldn’t be better since the State Parks have...

June 7, 2013
image courtesy kayepants via flickr

Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a fantastic way to get...

June 6, 2013
image via flickr by kthypryn

Free Fishing for the Family

It’s National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1-8, 2013. Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging families to get out and make meaningful connections while enjoying nature and maybe even catching your...

May 31, 2013

Chef Hopkins Talks Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Southern Cuisine

You’ll be able to sample southern food in its many glorious iterations plus an array of wines this weekend at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Executive Chef Linton Hopkins from Restaurant Eugene and Holeman Finch...

May 30, 2013

Starting Summer Break with a Bang

Summer break is here (or almost here for the last few districts still in session this week). This begins that tricky season of keeping the kids entertained while keeping their brains from napping. Summer learning loss...

May 28, 2013