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10 Ways to Connect with Kids in 15 Minutes or Less

  School is starting again which means less family time during the week.  Somtimes it's hard to get kids to talk about their day, or just talk in general!   Try one of these ideas for sparking a conversation and connecting ...
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5 Great Ways to Get Involved at Your Child's School

It's back to school time!  It's always a mix of feelings at this time of year -- excitment for new classes and seeing friends again, adjustment to school bedtimes and schedules, and a little mourning for the carefree days of summer.&...
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Science

Kids seem to always be asking questions -- How many stars are in the sky?  Why is the weather so hot?  How do animals know what to do when it gets cold outside?    Believe it or not, even young children are able to ...
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Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op: Ideas for Summer Fun

Welcome back to the Weekly Kids Co-op! Last week, there were more than 150 activities and ideas shared - so many fun things to do in the summer. Here are a few of the amazing posts that remind me of what 'summer fun' means to kids:...
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Finding Free Kids Books Online

   Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest finds!!   We're heading out for summer vacation soon and I asked my daughter what she wants to bring in her suitcase - her 'very important items' include a swims...
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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you're planning a camp-out?  We've got some great reads for you to take along - explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and act...
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35 Educational TV Shows for Kids

We've all heard about the research on kids and tv - too much is bad, SpongeBob is worse.  But let's face it, kids are going to watch tv.  So, what should you choose?  Remember, as parents we have the opportunity to help fo...
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How to Organize Your Family's Summer Schedule

Every year we look forward to summertime at our house!  The excitement of the 'we can do what we'd like' days that we all love to enjoy.  But, of course, the kids do want to do some activities that require us to keep track of what...
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How I Became The Fun Police (Or What I Learned While Overprotecting My Kids)

  Anyone who’s met me, or my kids, will tell you that I’m a fairly protective parent.  Or as my kids lovingly refer to me, 'The Fun Police'.  I didn’t plan to be this type of parent – one who monitors what they ...
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Great Books & Activities for a Night Under the Stars

Do your kids love space?  Are they asking questions about the moon, stars and other celestial wonders?  In celebration of some cool astronomy events this year, we put together a list of books and activities for an educational and ...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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8 Indoor Things to Do Outside

  Discover the Forest put out a great ad campaign encouraging kids and families to get outside - and we wholeheartedly agree!  Spring is here and it's a great time to get outdoors.  Here are a few traditional indoor activi...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer? Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids?  Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you...
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