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how to make the most of a day trip to museum, farm, or amusement park
July 22, 2013 No Comment

how to make the most of a day trip to museum, farm, or amusement park

    Now that our swim and dive seasons are officially over, it’s time for a few good family day trips. And our close proximity to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and ...

try something new with kids: coconut
July 17, 2013 2 comments

try something new with kids: coconut

We’re big fans of mixing up the fun and learning over here, always trying a little something new each week. We’ve done restaurants, foods, crafts, games, vacations, and more. It’s ...

tabletop surprises: simple, summer learning fun
July 12, 2013 8 comments

tabletop surprises: simple, summer learning fun

    Summer is kicking us hard over here. Actually, swim and dive are kicking us hard over here, like always.  And at five weeks in, between meets, practices, relays, ...

summer fun cards of 2013
July 8, 2013 No Comment

summer fun cards of 2013

Every year for the last few years, we’ve rocked out our Summer Fun Cards in the first few weeks of the summer. We choose an afternoon, we gather markers and ...

driveway shuffleboard math
July 4, 2013 2 comments

driveway shuffleboard math

    It’s so funny how sometimes, sneaky learning shows up organically–completely unexpectedly–in our day. Driveway Shuffleboard Math is no exception. We were out front, enjoying a brief break in ...

summer learning resources: the round-up & our top choice!
June 26, 2013 No Comment

summer learning resources: the round-up & our top choice!

For months now I’ve been itching to create an infographic–a fancy, rockstar infographic that can be shared among friends far and wide. And the awesomeness of Summer Learning resources out ...

how to host a summer reading book swap event
June 25, 2013 No Comment

how to host a summer reading book swap event

Summer is almost in full swing, and for our family, there’s no better way to begin our summer fun than with a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party! Each year, we invite ...

quick, easy father's day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved
June 14, 2013 No Comment

quick, easy father’s day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved

Father’s Day is here. Like practically tomorrow. And with the whirlwind of the end-of-school excitement, Father’s Day often takes a back seat to. . . well, other things. Not this ...

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook
June 9, 2013 9 comments

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook

Every home should have a cozy spot reserved for reading. Call it what you want–a Book Nook, Reading Corner, Big Book Chair, whatever–but with a few key pieces, your home ...

summer learning eBook: 30+ free, fun learning ideas for summer
June 2, 2013 2 comments

summer learning eBook: 30+ free, fun learning ideas for summer

We’re thrilled to share that our third annual summertime learning eBook has hit the presses today! The fab parents and teachers of the we teach forum have submitted tons of ...

digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces
May 29, 2013 No Comment

digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces

The Washington Post’s KidsPost is hosting a bookmark design contest for its Summer Book Club. So between shoving Cheerios and oj in their faces at breakfast on Tuesday, Maddy, Owen, ...