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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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