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Is Handwriting A Lost Art?

Is handwriting a lost art? Remember the days when writing a thank you note was the norm, reading cursive was an expectation and not a choice, and writing your signature set you apart from everyone else? Surprisingly, things have changed for our children. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for children to be introduced to technology […]

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Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Resources

For many Central Ohio school districts, summer is here.  Kids (and teachers!) are in summer mode and time spent on learning seems to be taking a back seat to sports (at least in our house).  This summer, however, I plan on keeping my kids’ skills strong by planning ahead and using lots of community resources.   This […]

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kid friendly live performance spring 2017

Spring 2017 Kid Friendly Live Performance

Spring is a great time to take the kids to live performances.  The high schools are gearing up for their spring musicals, and our local theaters and concert venues are planning lots of kid-friendly performances as school winds down for the year.  If you are unsure about bringing the littles to live theater, check out […]

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Popular Chapter Books

Pick up a Book: Chapter Books for Children that Encourage the Love of Reading

Leslie Catlett and Liz Renneker have co-created this list and would love to have your additional suggestions and recommendations! It is often hard to find books that engage the “reluctant” reader, beginner reader or finding books that the “bookworm” hasn’t yet read. Having a list of age-appropriate book ideas can help. This list of books […]

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