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Literacy is social, not just about the books

 Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th. This annual event reminds me of the challenges I encountered years ago reading to my young son.  He could hardly sit still to eat a meal, let alone long enough for me to read … Continue reading

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8 tips for gearing up for Summer Camps

Summer is here again, and for those of us who are not lucky enough to be off for nine weeks of summer, it may be time to prepare your children for some weeks of summer camp. Here are eight tips to help get your … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? “But mom, why can’t we bring in freezies and chips for the end of the game, Sally’s parents did last week?”

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The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer — NOT!

It’s the lazy, hazy days of summer, and for a lot of kids this means catching up on television shows they missed during school, spending more time fighting aliens in video games, checking out what friends are doing on Facebook. … Continue reading

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A Child’s Garden

Did you ever notice when children are outdoors they seem to be interested, happy and comfortable?  Gardening with your child can be a very rewarding experience for both of you.

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