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Summer Fun

Summer Fun and Learning Can Co-Exist

Learning never stops during the course of our lifetime; so it’s important to motivate kids to learn as much as they can, even during summer recess. Summer fun and learning can co-exist. Here are some examples of how. Word games, such as Scrabble, come in small sizes, which are suitable for beach and road trips. […]

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Fun Independence Day Games

Fun Independence Day Games

Independence Day will be here before you know it, and your children may be looking for fun outdoor games to play. These fun 4th of July games are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours! Flag Relay Gather together a bunch of small American flags, enough for each person playing the game. Then split […]

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How to Have a Fantastic Summer for Less

Summer is the perfect season to get together as a family. The kids are out of school and parents typically have more time to take some much-needed days away from work. So, why is it that summers leave kids wanting more? Many say that their kids are bored and end up sitting on the couch in […]

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Fun Summer Ideas for Kids- Reading

Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this certainly seems like a daunting challenge, there are ways reading can be included in summertime fun. Kids spend more hours at school than working adults spend at work, so it’s […]

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Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Summertime is for picnics in the park or on the beach. Forgetting to pack essential items can ruin your day. Here are some tips for a hassle free picnic. Be sure to pack everything you need to enjoy the day. Choose a picnic tote that is compact, to easily be taken on your next outdoor […]

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How Old Should My Child Be Before They

How Old Should My Child Be Before They Go to Summer Camp?

Children love to spend time with their friends, and as summer approaches, they may ask if they can go to the same camp as their friends. You may ask yourself, “How old should my child be before they go to summer camp?” The answers will vary, depending upon the parents and the child, but here […]

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Taking Your Teenager on Vacation

As we raise our children, we face differenct obstacles as they go through different developmental, shall we say, “challenges.” At no time are these challenges more obvious to the world than when we take our family and its unique “baggage,” pun intended, on full display during the family vacation. I remember that, when my children […]

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