Turn to Elephants to Improve Literacy Skills

  Turn to Elephants to Improve Literacy Skills   I know I’m not alone in my appreciation of elephants. Their immense size, intelligence, and sense of play are simply fascinating. Check out the books in Monday’s post for information and the links below, both for your own curiosity and that of the children in your…

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Father’s Day Games to Play with Your Dad

  Father’s Day Games to Play with Your Dad   Father’s Day is June 21. Here are some games to explore with your dad.   Father’s Day Games and Puzzles from DLTK online games and printable games   Father’s Day Games from Primary Games online games   Father’s Day Games from Father’s Day Celebration party games,…

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Cards and Crafts for Father’s Day

  Cards and Crafts for Father’s Day   Father’s Day is in 3 weeks. Plenty of time for making cards and crafts!   Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make from Parents.com garden markers, a crown, puppets…   Father’s Day Crafts  from Activity Village crafts and gifts (want to try the origami wallet!)   Father’s Day…

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Books to Read with Your Dad for Father’s Day

  Books to Read with Your Dad for Father’s Day   Father’s Day is in 3 weeks. Plenty of time to read some Father’s Day books!   Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz Learn the names for animal fathers such as stallion, boomer, and silverback. Plus there are puns to…

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Winter Family Fun: Indoor Activities and Crafts

  Winter Family Fun: Indoor Activities and Crafts   Last week’s Parent Post was all about the fun things you can do outside in winter. But sometimes it’s really too wintery to have fun outside. So here are some things that you can do until you can get outside to play again.   Winter Craft…

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Time to Get Out of the House with Winter Family Fun!

  Time to Get Out of the House with Winter Family Fun!   I usually think of winter as a good time to be inside. But really, that’s quite limiting. The activities I found for this post has given me lots of good ideas for outdoor winter fun. I hope you find some activities that…

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Using Captions to Strengthen Literacy Skills

  One tool for strengthening literacy skills is to turn on the captions when watching TV. Rowan McVey from Captions for Literacy has kindly agreed to do a guest post giving us more information for how to use captions effectively. This post is a repeat of a post ran last fall, with updates.   Using…

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Handy Sites for Homework Help

    HANDY SITES FOR HOMEWORK HELP   Looking for websites to help your child do his/her homework? Here are several websites—help is on the way!   Scholastic School Help  Click on the grade you need. This site gives extensive information about: What to Expect by Grade Homework Help School Life School Involvement Gifted & Special…

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