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Children’s Books About Camping

Fishing, roasting, hiking and more provide endless opportunities to explore nature, so grab your flashlight or gather around the campfire and break out one of these books on camping for kids ages 1-9.

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Children’s Books for Summer Fun

Take a break from the heat with books full of picnics, theme parks, camping trips and more. From the sandy beach to the city streets, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them.

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Make a Summer Reading Log

Help your child chart all the adventures they have reading this summer with a sunshiny reading log.

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Hail to the Chief

Read about the history of voting, presidential trivia, or a duck who thinks he should be in charge, in this list of recommended books for kids ages 0-9.

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How To Turn A Favorite Book Into A Board Game

I think we can all agree that great books are great and that a great board game is nearly as great as a great book. This crafty (and pretty great) activity will have you and your kids turning a favorite book into a brand new board game with a whole lot of artistic family fun. […]

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Hinky Pinks — A Rhyming Synonyms Vocabulary Activity

My oldest daughter is a member of her school’s logic games and puzzles club this year in 6th grade and has recently introduced her little sister and my wife and I to the linguistic world of hinky pinks (also called hink pink and hinky pinkies, depending on the # of syllables used). Not only fun […]

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Found (Sock) Poetry Game

Poetry is a wonderful way to get kids thinking about words in a not-so-literal sense. Encourage your child’s poetic side with this silly found poetry game.

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Sticky Sensory Tracing for Preschoolers

Tracing for preschoolers is a great way to build their confidence as they learn to write. Combine sensory with tracing has a hands on way to learn to write.

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Start the Year with a Laugh!

You’ve heard of “ringing in” the New Year, but how about laughing it in? Give it a try with these stories that are sure to start your child’s year off with a chortle.