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30+ Free Online Summer Camps and Workshops for Kids & Teens

 Explore some of these AMAZING & FREE Online Summer Camps for kids, tweens & teens! It’s important to have some fun summer activities for kids to keep them thinking, creating & connecting through the summer months so we’ve rounded-up some really AWESOME summer options for all ages!   30+ Free Online Summer Camps and Workshops …

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14 Christmas Websites & Online Christmas Activities

Enjoy these fun Christmas websites & online educational games for kids in December and over winter break! It’s nice to have some go-to websites when kids ask “Can I have some computer time?” — I really don’t like them just searching Google or surfing around to sites I may not recognize. And I especially LOVE …

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10 Terrific Road Trip Movies for Kids & Families

Awesome road trip movies for kids & families to watch on car rides or family movie night! We’re continuing on with one of our “Best Movies for Kids & Families” lists today. Just in case you missed the previous posts, here are the other movie lists in the series: The 25 Best Kids Books Made …

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50+ Read Aloud Books Online (FREE!)


Kids love to hear stories – ask any child and I’ll bet they tell you that one of their favorite parts of their day is read-aloud and storytime! 

Listening to a book helps kids to develop better concentration and listening skills, engages their imagination, increases their vocabulary and enhances their desire to be a reader as they grow.

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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week’s kids’ movie list! There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things — check out these 20 kids movies that inspired science and engineering activities! My daughter’s current idea is to build a robot that will …

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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 our 20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies yet?) It’s a great incentive to get kids …

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Give Your Child the Gift of Reading this Holiday

 

I’m thrilled to be working with Bookboard this season as one of our holiday sponsors.  Kids will love receiving the gift of reading with a free subscription to their online library.


 

We have a wonderful gift idea for the kids this year – their very own online library! 

Yes, I’m totally serious. 

There’s a wonderful website called Bookboard that boasts more than 400 kids books in their digital library — and you can subscribe for FREE!

 

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Finding Free Kids Books Online

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 swimsuit, blankie & 32 books!  So, as a parent, here’s where I jump up and down saying ‘Yea! She loves to read!” but the practical side of me says there’s no way we can pack that many books.  Not to mention, she’s a voracious reader (finishes a book off faster than an ice cream cone!) so she’ll tear through those in the first few days of our trip and then need more.

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