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5 Ways to Make Reading Fun

How do we as parents make reading fun for our kids instead of something that they dread?  We are sharing five fun ways to encourage more reading in your home!     As parents, we all know that reading should be an important part of our child's daily routine. Not only is it a great way to bond with our children (of any age), studies have shown that 20 minutes of reading a day has significant long term benefits for children that ...

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The Ultimate List of Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

These Dr. Seuss Activities to go along with his beloved books are perfect for kids of all ages!  Children can learn about rhyme, repetition, and rhythm while reading these eccentric books that have stood the test of time. Hands-On Dr. Seuss Activities  Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite children's authors because his stories both captivate the attention of young children and teach important literary concepts such as rhyming and ...

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Acts of Kindness Ideas: Service Projects for Kids

These acts of kindness for kids are perfect for groups looking to do something for the community!  Whether you are a school, church, or scouts group, service projects are perfect for encouraging kids to make a difference!   My children's school is implementing a new program this year called "Explorations".  During this 30-minute time block once each week, children can choose to explore an interest.  Various teachers, staff, ...

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Activities for Kids on Sick Days

There is only so much TV you can watch before everyone starts to go a little crazy.  Here are some simple activities for kids on sick days that will keep everyone happy even while stuck at home!   We are currently on day four of my five-year old home sick with influenza B.  She is still pretty miserable but she is so tired of watching TV (I honestly never thought we would see THAT day).  Once the doses of ibuprofen/acetaminophen ...

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Printable Soccer Valentines

Looking for a fun valentine idea for the soccer player in your life?  These printable soccer valentines are super fun to share with friends!   Yes, Valentine's Day might be a Hallmark holiday, but it happens to be one of my favorites for kids for a variety of reasons.  First of all, any day that encourages us to show our love to those around us is a winner in my book!  Secondly, the expectations are pretty low for this ...

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Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits

These Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits are the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of simple circuits in a fun and playful way! Did you know that playdough can conduct electricity?!?!  In this fun activity for our #HandsOnChristmas series, we are exploring the concept of simple circuits using playdough and Christmas trees! The first activity in this post is best for ages 5 and up but I have also included a modified ...

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