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Swing Into Summer Reading Fun

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Swing Into Summer Reading Fun

Teachers anticipate the start of summer vacation with as much enthusiasm as their students -- if not more! They know, however, that summer break can mean a slide in essential reading skills and other areas of learning.You can help your child build good reading habits and avoid a decline in reading skills with these fun and easy activities. Alphabet Safari  Turn each errand or outing into a quest! Very young children who are just learning the letters of the alphabet, will have fun searching for a specific letter on street signs, billboards and buildings while you are running errands.Focus on one...

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Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than picnics, fireworks and the start to summer. It is also a great time to talk with your child about values such as patriotism and sacrifice behind all the festivities. Here are some kid-friendly ways to celebrate the fun, and meaning, of Memorial Day.1) Flag Ceremony. With your child, draw a picture of the flag and hold a small ceremony as you hang it on your front door. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing a patriotic song, such as the national anthem (The Star Spangled Banner), or My Country 'Tis of Thee. 2) Attend a Parade.  If you cannot find a parade near you,...

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