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Aug
3
2010

Summer Fun: Poetry for Kids!

 Looking for ways to build reading and writing skills over the summer?  Poetry is the answer!  Children of all ages love the magic, rhyme and silliness that often accompany poems written for children. Many of my favorite children’s poems are written by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein.Prelutsky books include A Pizza the Size of the Sun …Related Posts:Three Reasons to Memorize a PoemPaint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art by Justine Rowden

Jul
24
2010

10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD READING THIS SUMMER

       Children that don’t read over the summer usually regress and return to school at a lower reading level in the fall.  Here are 10 easy ways to keep your child reading.   1.  Go to the library once a week and let your child pick out a pile of books that will last a week.   2.  Let them …Related Posts: Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of SummerHow to Keep Your Child Reading this [...]

Jul
12
2010

Rainy Day Summer Fun: Puppets!

                                                                             PUPPETS! Puppets can be a great way to spend a rainy summer day. You can purchase them or make sock or paper bag puppets at home. Your local library should have some interesting craft books on a variety of puppets that kids can create. Use a large box to make and decorate a puppet theater, …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jun
29
2010

Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of Summer

 You can take advantage of the extra time you’ll have with your child this summer by incorporating reading games into your everyday activities.  These times when you can help your child practice reading and writing are Golden Opportunities.  Here are 10 ways to make sure you don’t miss out. When waiting for a meal in a …Related Posts: 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD READING THIS SUMMERHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your [...]

Jun
20
2010

Not Your Average Summer Reading List

School is out and summer vacation can be a time when skills slip a little.  If you focus on activities that are fun and fit a more relaxed schedule, you can keep your blossoming readers reading without burn out. Two of the most important things that you can do to keep reading skills sharp during the …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From [...]

May
16
2010

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?

It’s that time of year when the weather is warming up, the kids are getting restless waiting for school to let out for the summer, and parents are looking into summer camp options.  Is your child really ready for summer camp?  Once you make that decision, how do you choose?  The first and obvious question …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

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