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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
  • Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child
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    Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety
    Number bonding? Skip counting? Does your child's Common Core math homework make your head spin? You're not alone. Plenty of parents who grew up learning how to add and subtract with older teaching methods now look at their children's Common Core...
    Colleen Hughes
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    Multiple Intelligences
    Learning Styles: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic
    Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Learners"The National Insitutes of Health (NIH) estimate that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. Fifty-one percent of all the students enrolled in the nation's speci...
    Terry Farwell
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas
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    Teacher Appreciation Week: 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Teacher
    Your child's teacher pours their heart and soul into your child every day. Show them how much you appreciate all their hard work this Teacher Appreciation Week! Here are the top ways you can celebrate your child's teacher during the first week in...
  • Autism Awareness
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    Autism Awareness Month: Debunking the Top Myths About Autism
    Autism Awareness Month not only benefits children and adults struggling with autism, but also encourages people to have a more compassionate and educated understanding about autism spectrum disorders. Throughout April, do your part in debunking s...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Young Hindu Girls
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    Conversation Starter: What Does it Mean to Be Hindu?
    Someone who is Hindu is a follower of Hinduism, the name of a religious tradition that originated in India and the surrounding region. Hinduism has millions of followers worldwide, including the majority of people in the countries of India and Ne...
    Kate Simmons
  • Addition and Subtraction Printables
    Play Money
    Print this play money to help kids learn to count and manage dollars and cents! Cut out the realistic bills and coins for hours of math-related fun. ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Ellis Island Immigrants
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    Conversation Starter: What Is Ellis Island?
    Do you know how long it takes to travel by airplane from a country in Europe to New York City? The time is between 6 and 9 hours. When you get to one of the airports, you will have to go through “Immigration” where a border control officer fr...
    Deborah L. Caine
  • View of Statue of Liberty
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    Conversation Starter: Why Is the Statue of Liberty a Symbol for Immigration?
    Though you can’t see her ginormous size 879 sandals from below, if you looked down from above you would see that the Statue of Liberty is actually stepping away from broken chains lying on the ground and all that had kept her prisoner. The sev...
    Deborah L. Caine
  • Homeless Hungry Young Boy
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    Conversation Starter: What Is Homelessness?
    There is a saying: “A house is made of walls and beams, a home is built of love and dreams.” Does that mean that if you don’t have a house to live in you can still have a home as long as there is love and dreams? Or does it mean that only i...
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    Homeschooling Pros and Cons
    The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling Introduction Homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. There are about two million children currently learning at home. Homeschooled kids do well on stan...
    Isabel Shaw
  • Lonesome George Giant Tortoise
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    Conversation Starter: Who Was Lonesome George?
    Do you know the story of Lonesome George, the rarest creature in the world? In 1971, a giant tortoise was found all alone on Pinta Island in the Galapagos. Not only was he the last tortoise on the island, he was the last tortoise of his subspecie...
    Lia Matthews
  • Colorful Coral in Ocean
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    Conversation Starter: What Is a Coral?
    Although you might think they are pretty stones or plants, corals are actually a collection of hundreds or thousands of sea animals called polyps that live in one place throughout their lives. Some types of coral live alone, but many live togethe...
    Lia Matthews
  • Marine Iguana
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    Conversation Starter: What Does Natural Selection Mean?
    Imagine if humans were forced to start living in water for generation after generation. After a few hundred years, their bodies will start to change, and even their babies will later be born with special features, like webbed toes, to survive bet...
    Lia Matthews
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Conversation Starter: What Are Greenhouse Gases?
    Have you ever learned about global warming or Climate Change? It might be hard to believe on a freezing winter day, but over the course of time, the average temperatures on Earth have slowly been getting warmer. Some people believe this is happen...
    Mya Kagan