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July 31, 2019     Category: Summertime BoredomBoredomOutdoor adventuresCommunityCreative Play

Usually, the novelty of summer vacation and no school wears thin with the kids as August approaches.  They end up bored because thinking of something to do is just too much work, so, they don’t. Even parents get overwhelmed with this sort of thing as the weeks pass and the days grow a bit shorter. With free time on our hands almost every day during the summer, kids and parent are often overwhelmed with how to plan to keep everything exciting until school starts again.Here are a few additional ideas for kids and the entire family to...

June 16, 2019     Category: Summertime Reading

Parents should remember that children need free time in the summer to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So, summer reading should be fun.Here are a few ideas to make reading enjoyable for your PreK children:Read aloud with your child daily. Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.Be a good example! Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots o...

July 17, 2018     Category: Summertime Reading

What a wonderful time to explore the world and everything in it with words.Now tha summer is here, is it too hot or too rainy to be outside? Is the family traveling in a car or on a plane or train? You and your child can make a new friend; learn about colors and shapes and letters and numbers; visit another country; find out why kittens purr or what fireflies eat. How? Just sit back, relax - it's time to learn about anything and everything - read a book to your preschooler!   And, of course, reread your child’s favorite book! ...