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Stretching Exercises With Kids

Nearly six years ago a doctor discovered that I have a degenerative lower back issue. This came after being practically immobilized for two weeks. Months of physical therapy followed and an at-home stretching regiment was introduced straightaway, but before long I’d abandoned it with a flurry of frivolous excuses. Unfortunately, stretching had never been a […]

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Math Memory Games Printables

As a parent, I often find that turning difficult subjects like math into fun and easy games can be a clever and carefree way to reinforce school lessons at home and make learning extremely enjoyable for my two daughters. This classic memory-style math game encourages kids to solve math problems and remember answers as they […]

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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.

these spy games teach kids how to be active listeners, keen observers, and strengthen their memory

Spy School Games

Enroll kids in an imaginary spy school to help them develop their powers of observation, listening skills, and memory.

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Salt and Pepper Static Electricity Balloon Science Activity

Within a week to ten days of you reading this sentence, a balloon or two will likely be falling down around your head as you bid adieu to the year that was and ring in with glee the futuristic sounding ‘2016’. This simple but simply amazing science activity will give those balloons a 2nd life […]

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Snowman Scrap Match Up

Turn scrap pieces of wrapping paper into a fun matching and sorting learning activity.

this winter writing activity uses a multi-sensory approach to learning

Winter Writing Wonderland

This multi-sensory learning activity gets kids writing in the “snow” regardless of the temperature outside.