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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 ...

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer
June 16, 2013 2 comments

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer

Emails and magazines and pinterest and facebook and twitter and the newspaper are all chock full o’ great and crazy ideas for parents right now, and I’ll be honest–I’m overwhelmed. ...

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 ...

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar
June 13, 2013 1 comment

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar

Hard to believe that in just a few days my kids will no longer be third, first, and Kindergartners and will instead be fourth, second, and first graders! UN-believable. Maddy ...

top 10 ways to talk to kids about books
June 7, 2013 No Comment

top 10 ways to talk to kids about books

Sometimes it’s all we can do to just read with our kids. And honestly? That counts.  Big time.  So we should be happy if we’re reading with our kids. Woot! ...

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle
June 4, 2013 2 comments

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle

It’s that time of year again, when the fliers start coming around collecting money for teacher gifts.  And collecting for teachers’ gifts–on top of other household expenses–can really put a ...

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 ...

budgie and parakeet fun fact lunchbox notes: help kids find reliable sources online
May 22, 2013 4 comments

budgie and parakeet fun fact lunchbox notes: help kids find reliable sources online

We are now the proud owners of two budgies. Or parakeets. Or budgerigars. Two budgies.  Two boys (we hope!). Right. Apparently, all budgies are parakeets but not all parakeets are ...

5 super-fun ways to learn math facts
May 8, 2013 4 comments

5 super-fun ways to learn math facts

It’s actually hard for me to type this title after years and years and years of math drills that made my elementary-school head want to explode. Can learning math facts ...

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading
May 5, 2013 5 comments

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading

Believe it—summer is around the corner.  Woo-hoo! Around the corner!  As in like just a few weeks away!  It’s May! Pools open in May. Weather warms in May.  Swim team ...

3 all-time best games to play with sight words
May 2, 2013 2 comments

3 all-time best games to play with sight words

What games do you play with sight words? Sight words are words that we all need to be able to read quickly and automatically in order to be strong readers, ...