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  • 10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
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    10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
    Your kids can head back-to-school in style with these new awesome school supplies and accessories. Homework and lunchtime have never been so fun! Mini Panda Stapler Mini Panda Stapler Use this neat-o, decorative panda stapler to keep your ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Homework online tools
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    Homework Help: The Basics Online Tutoring For Your Child
    Let's face it, sometimes kids needs a little extra homework help now and then. Whether it's learning how to successfully write a five-paragraph essay or properly understand algebra 2 concepts, sometimes students could use additional instruction ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Top 10 Nature Activities
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    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • how to safely view the solar eclipse
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    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What to Know and How to View it Safely
    You've probably heard that a total solar eclipse is happening on August 21, 2017. But what exactly is a total eclipse, and what makes this one so special? Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming eclipse — what it is, how to view,...
  • The Top 10 Best Backpacks for Back to School
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    The 10 Best Backpacks for Back-to-School
    Editor's Note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. That means if you buy a product via the link on our site, we get a little bit of money. However, these recommendations are based on current trends and quality of brand. Most school...
  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
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    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
  • kids on a bug hunt
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    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • summer games and activities for kids
    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 Cor...
    Colleen Hughes
  • 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...
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    Top 10 Graduation Gifts
    Senioritis is in full effect and graduation is right around the corner. Send your grad down this road of change prepared and in style. Whether the grad in your life is heading to college or off to the "real world," we have the best high school gr...
  • 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 ...
    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
  • 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
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week
    Give any of these printable thank-you cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done! The cards go great with any of...
  • 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...
  • 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