Keep Them Reading Over the Summer

Posted on July 20, 2017

It's one of the biggest problems parents tell me they have with their kids. How to make sure your child keeps on learning through the summer... Do you know where the idea of summer vacation came from? It was from way back when families needed their children in the summer to help harvest crops on their family farm-- so they took off summers from school. The majority of kids today don't need to do that anymore. In fact, many don't do much to ...

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Harry Potter in the Classroom

Posted on April 5, 2017

Harry Potter is not as controversial as it was when the books were first released in 2001. Religious groups may believe the fantasy series promotes witchcraft, but as the series became more and more popular, it has become apparent to the general public that although Harry Potter may be set in another world, its messages translate into our Muggle world just as well as any other coming-of-age stories. From its lessons in friendship, the gains ...

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5 Indoor Summer Activities For Kids 

Posted on July 20, 2016

Summer is hot! If you’re living in Southern California, like I am, you know what I’m talking about. The beaches are crowded, and sometimes, going to the beach everyday for the cool breeze isn’t an option, because the drive, the parking and the walk is just too much. Activities to keep your kids busy this summer may include sports, even catching Pokémon with the recently booming app PokémonGo and other outdoor activities, but on those ...

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