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24 Best Back-to-School Books: Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for preschool, elementary or middle school kids! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year -- some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a paren...
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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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10 Best Beach Books for Kids

Wonderful kids books about the beach and lake that are perfect for that summer reading list! There are SO many things to do at the beach!  Have you tried any of these Science at the Beach activities? But a day on the sand or at the ...
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Awesome Travel Journal Ideas for Kids {with free printable!}

Use these travel journal ideas & free printable pages to help kids document their next vacation or trip! Since we're heading out on a big road trip this summer, I thought I would include some travel journal pages in our Road Trip Binde...
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10 Favorite Children's Books about Summer

10 Favorite Children's Books about Summer

Enjoy these favorite children's books about summer that inspire laid-back summer days & favorite summertime activities! Summer is the time to kick back and enjoy those long, don't-need-a-schedule type of days.  Grab a stack of cl...
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License Plate Game | Printable Road Trip Games

The License Plate Game with printable map is one of our favorite printable road trip activities! It's perfect to play with kids, tweens & teens (even adults enjoy it!) as you search for the 50 US states to see who can find the most! P...
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50+ Read Aloud Books Online (FREE!)

Find more than 50+ FREE read aloud books online and stories read aloud for kids of all ages at these amazing websites - perfect for reading on the go! No matter what their age, kids LOVE to listen to stories - some of those most requeted a...
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17 FREE Summer Reading Programs & Book Logs for Kids & Teens {with printables}

FREE Summer reading programs and book logs for kids & teens -- earn free books & more!! As parents, we know that connecting kids with books throughout the summer is SUCH a good thing.  Summer reading helps them to keep their ...
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The BEST Spring Books for Kids

Enjoy some seasonal reading with the BEST books about Spring! I don't know about you but I've kinda had it with winter this year -- I am ready to move on to a change of the seasons! So here's my plan -- I think if we all think 'sunny' th...
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40 Animal Habitats Project Ideas & Science Activities

The topic for this week's Dr. Seuss science activities for kids is animal habitat crafts, activities & project ideas! Diving in to learning about where animals live -- like our recent layers of the ocean zones project for kids  --...
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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

Enjoy these Must-Read picture books for Black History Month! February is Black History Month, a time celebrate the achievements of African Americans and learn about both the famous and not-as-well-known people who changed the face of histo...
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Celebrate Chinese New Year: Exploring Chinese Culture

Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore Chinese culture with these wonderful books and activiites! Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel the world?  To be able to visit beautiful places and experience new cultures would be amazing! But ...
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25 Best Children's Books Made into Movies

A list of favorite children's books made into movies -- perfect for family movie nights, classroom activities and read aloud sessions! I've often used (and recommended) the technique of pairing books with a movie or activity (have you seen...
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12 Multicultural STEM Books for Kids

Enjoy these multicultural STEM picture books that are perfect for preschool and elementary girls & boys who love to tinker, create, invent and engineer! This week, we're celebrating Multiculural Children's Book Day (MCBD) with an aweso...
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10 Groundhog Day Science Activities & Books

10 Groundhog Day Science Activities & Books

Try these Groundhog Day science activities & books that explore shadow experiments, weather and more seasonal fun! February 2nd is Groundhog's Day - the halfway point of winter.  If you've got kids, you know that there's some qui...
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