Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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11 Inspiring Books for Kids who Want to Start a Club

Did you have a chance to download the free printables in our 3 Reasons Your Kids Should Start a (Secret) Club post? Starting a club or fort is a rite of passage for kids -- a statement that says "I'm ready to bond with my peers" if you wil...
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Kids Books about Fractions & Hands-on Math Activities

We have a running joke in our house about the 'bigger half'. My daughter started it when she was younger -- we would ask if she wanted to split a sandwich or cookie with someone and her reply was always "Yes, but I want the bigger half!" We...
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Awesome Travel Journal Ideas for Kids {with free printables!}

Use these travel journal ideas to help your kids document their trip!Summer travel is the perfect opportunity to inspire the kids to do some writing.I think downtime during the summer months is really important for kids but I've also seen w...
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Great Wilderness Adventure Books for Ages 9 - 12

With the first official day of summer coming this week, I sat down to review our summer reading list.Since I know first hand that it can be somewhat challenging to get those older kids reading during the summer months (or reading something ...
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Science & Water Activities for a Day at the Pond

One thing I really enjoy during the summer are days out with the kids!  We like to explore almost anywhere but since we have a summer budget, finding free places to visit is always a plus since we like to get out a lot during summerti...
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10 Books for a Day at the Beach or Lake

10 Books for a Day at the Beach or Lake

Wonderful 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 lake can...
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How to Start a Mother Daughter Book Club

Tips & book recommendations for starting a Mother/Daughter book club!As much as I love read aloud sessions with my kids , I also know that I can’t read to them forever – although I’ll certain keep trying ;)As kids get older, the ...
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Exploring the Library: Finding Cool Stuff in the Non-fiction Section {free printable}

The library is a magical place for kids! So many wonderful books holding everything you've ever wanted to know -- and some things you never knew you wanted to know until you get lost in a book. But sometimes the library can be a little ov...
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10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books for camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year?  Or just pitching a tent in the backyard?  Camping with your kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping under the s...
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100+ Free Online Games & Book Activities

I love getting kids excited about books!  Sometimes it's not as easy as just handing them a book though. Getting kids into books isn't just about reading -- it's also about making the story interactive. And there are quite a few chi...
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50 Memorable Read-Aloud Books for Kids

Today is a double celebration at our house -- first, it's my daughter's birthday so we're doing all the things she loves :) and second, it's World Read Aloud Day! Which is very coincidental since my little girl is the BIGGEST read-aloud fan...
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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' thoughts...
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Life Skills for Kids: Money Management, Map Skills & Healthy Behaviors

As parents, we all know how important it is to teach our children various life skills.  Learning about money, healthy behaviors and other everyday tasks are just as important as all the math & reading skills the kids learn at scho...
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