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How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer

How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer

| July 12, 2013 | 17 Comments

The long hot days of summer are the perfect time for kids to hone their knowledge of the wizard world, King Arthur’s court or the magical land of Narnia. And while many summer reading lists are sent home with the hope that students will bone up on fiction during the dog days, reading nonfiction can be just as beneficial — and just as exciting — as a great novel.

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Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages

| June 14, 2013 | 8 Comments

Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.

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Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning

Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning

| August 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Almetria Vaba Summer can be a great opportunity to leverage a child’s interest in specific subjects, like science or history, with their fascination for digital games. PBS LearningMedia, launched a year ago, has a robust collection of free interactive games to experiment, manipulate, and investigate. Amusement Park Physics How do physics laws affect amusement […]

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74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

| July 4, 2012 | 5 Comments

Keep kids’ brain muscles flexed with fun learning exercises. This year’s Summer Learning Series features 10 Awesome Outdoor Learning Ideas, 10 Fun Indoor Learning Projects, Four Ways to Prepare for College This Summer, and to round out the numbered lists, all these ideas.

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Keep Learning and Making: 10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects

Keep Learning and Making: 10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

Summer’s here and along with valuable time spent outdoors learning and embarking on adventures, kids can use downtime at home to keep those brain circuits exercising indoor, too. To that end, here are 10 ideas for indoor learning opportunities.

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10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

| June 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Thinkstock By Jennie Rose Summer can be a mixed bag, a combination of relief from the stress of school, followed by boredom, the bugaboo of a creative mind. The break from school offers a chance to carve out enriching, fun projects and beat the doldrums brought about by summer loafing. The warm weather is a […]

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50 Creative Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

50 Creative Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

| July 1, 2011 | 12 Comments

A comprehensive collection of ideas showing how ordinary summer activities can be turned into learning opportunities.

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Preventing the Summer Slide with DIY Tech and Science Projects

Preventing the Summer Slide with DIY Tech and Science Projects

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Continuing our summer slide series, in which we’ve offered ideas on how to keep learners’ math and literacy skills sharpened, we now turn our focus to science and tech-related ideas. The summer months provide a great opportunity for students to work on projects that help extend some of the ideas they might have learned during […]

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