Books About Summer Camp

Summer camp is hugely fun for kids, yes! But the first day of camp can be intimidating. Especially if it’s a child’s first time at camp or if they are starting somewhere new. Kids can be anxious about going to camp without friends and, at times, even with. Some worry that camp will be boring. Some say they’d just rather …

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How Summer Camp Makes a Difference

Some people say all they really need to know they learned in Kindergarten. But Audrey Monke argues that actually happens at summer camp. It’s easy to dismiss summertime fun as nothing more than just that, fun. But research shows that high quality, engaging camp experiences can be much, much more! For example, inquiry for a recent article in the Journal of Leisure …

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What Big Teeth You Have – Fun Science for Kids!

Ever thought you’d get to see dinosaurs roaming the groves of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park? You can! The California Academy of Sciences is presenting Dino Days now through May 5, where you can step into their East Garden—and 66 million years into the past. The dinos are life sized, they move, blink and even roar. There are lots of different …

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Parents Want SEL!

Parents in 2019 are getting choosey about what they want for their kids, both in and out of school. A recent survey conducted by Peachjar, a cloud-based communication platform that distributes school and community information to more than 10 million parents in 40 states, shows they are looking for more and better options for their kids’ after school enrichment. Parents …

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Eggcellent Spring Craft

Here’s a fun way to spend time with your kids learning about seeds, watching them grow and celebrating spring, whether you go outside for some sun or need to stay in because of rain! Inspired by the book Teenie Tiny Gardening by Emma Hardy, this craft re-uses common household materials and gives you an opportunity to explore a seed website …

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Technology that Develops Curiosity, Courage and Kindness

The Internet, apps and games provide so much access to information that it’s not hard to find something to stimulate kids’ curiosity, according to the organization Common Sense Media. However, it’s important that whatever technology they use be informative, age-appropriate and credible. Games that allow exploration, creation and multiple solutions to a problem (like Minecraft and Roblox) are also known boosters …

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