MORE Summer Crafts to Put Creative Fun in Your Days

  MORE Summer Crafts to Put Creative Fun in Your Days   I know I posted about summer crafts last month, but in case you need more, check out these sites!   62 Summer Crafts for Kids from Care.com   30 Must-Make Summer Crafts for Kids from Hands On as We Grow   50 Sensational…

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Get Ready for the First Day of School with Books!

  Get Ready for the First Day of School with Books!   Some of you will start school this week. Some will start next month and some will have already started. Here are some books that show how a few characters think about, get ready for, and get started in school. Most are for kindergarten and first grade….

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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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Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books

  Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books   I just learned that World Elephant Day is August 12 and I’m glad I did. World Elephant Day gives me the perfect excuse to read lots of elephant books. This is a good thing! I’ve loosely listed the books in order of reading difficulty.  …

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Online Science Games for Kids

  Online Science Games for Kids   Stuck inside? Not to worry. You can still stay scientific with these games.   Science Games for Kids from ScienceKids   Science Games from PBS   Science Games from Brain Pop   Science Games from Kids.gov   Game Arcade from The Kids’ Science Challenge   Science Games from…

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Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science

  Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science   There are lots of great things about science. It encourages you to look carefully, think carefully, solve problems, and share what you’ve learned. Here are some books that will spark your scientific mind.   Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and…

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