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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...

June 24, 2013

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,...

June 20, 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....

May 28, 2013

Summer Learning Or Summer Hurting?

Ah, summertime. Pool parties, backyard barbeques, vacation and a time when families and children unwind, relax and take a break. That is, after all, why many call it summer break or summer vacation...

September 6, 2012

Tell the World Your Big Idea

Are your kids crying “bored” this summer or do you need a way to challenge your upcoming class of students? NPR has a video contest to submit “big ideas,” which could be a more effective way of...

July 10, 2012

Keep Kids Curious for Lasting Learning

The PBS KIDS summertime theme weeks continue with “Monkey Business Week”. Curious George is the star of this week’s theme. Tune in to GPB’s kids’ programming at 2pm today for ”Night of the Weiner...

June 25, 2012

Super Why! Around the World Adventure!

It looks like the rain is going to keep us indoors this week. You can give the kids a break from their chores by giving them some fun learning time with this week’s special ”Super Why and the Around...

June 11, 2012