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7 Ideas for Family Connections Over the Holidays

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7 Ideas for Family Connections Over the Holidays

When kids are out of school and the holidays approach, taking time to make family connections becomes even more important. Kids need to spend time with their family members.

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3 Valentine's Day Learning Activities

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3 Valentine's Day Learning Activities

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Holidays are always a good opportunity to combine themed activities with learning. For this holiday, we're focusing on fine motor skills activities you can do with your preschooler leading up to the day of love. We hope you enjoy these ideas, and if you try them out, be sure to leave a comment letting us know! Alphabet and Number Valentine’s Matching Game Via iheartcraftythings.com This activity is based on using the free heart printable provided. You can use this printable with ordinary dot stickers to create a Valentine’s-themed letter and number matching game....

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5 Winter-Themed Learning Activities

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5 Winter-Themed Learning Activities

Now that it’s the middle of winter and the excitement of the holidays has worn off, it’s the perfect time to add some zest to your snow day or after-school routine with some crafts or games that double as educational tools, and allow you to spend some quality time with your child. These ideas can also be used in a classroom or child care setting. Read on for five of our favorite winter-themed learning ideas. Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art This fun craft is cheerful, colorful, and helpful for practicing hand-eye coordination and beginner sewing techniques. Winter Collage Scene for...

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New Year's Check-In for Students and Parents

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New Year's Check-In for Students and Parents

Welcome to 2018. Even though it’s a new calendar year and not a new school year, this is around the halfway point in the academic calendar of a traditional school year, which makes it the perfect time to stop, take stock of how your child is doing academically, and set or refresh your goals to help them succeed the rest of the year. Here are some areas to consider as you think about finishing the 2017-2018 school year strong: How is homework going? Is the after-school routine a source of stress, or a predictable time for your child to unwind...

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Creative Learning Activities for the Holidays

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Creative Learning Activities for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and when your child is home from school, it’s a great time to involve them in holiday-related activities that can still foster learning and give them lots of fun experiences and memories. Here are some of our favorite ideas!   Family traditions Traditions are very valuable to kids, and the holidays are a time of year when you can make memories that will last them their whole lives. Whatever your family enjoys can be a tradition; it doesn’t to be Pinterest-perfect or just like what other families do. What matters is putting...

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