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Brain Quest Kids Workbooks from $5.70 on Amazon (Regularly $13) | Great Summer Bridge Workbooks

Brain Quest Kids Workbooks from $5.70 on Amazon (Regularly $13) | Great Summer Bridge Workbooks

Amazon has a deal for the kiddos 📖! For a very limited time head on over to Amazon where they’re offering nice deals on the highly-rated Brain Quest Workbooks! These teacher-approved Brain Quest Workbooks are filled with fun curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games. Even better, they’re aligned with Common Core State Standards, and each workbook focuses on select grade levels to strengthen your kiddo’s learning! These books are a great way to keep your kiddos building their skills this summer! Get your hands on this educational deal… Brain Quest Workbook: Pre-KOnly $5.86 (regularly $12.95)! Brain Quest Workbook: KindergartenOnly $5.95 (regularly...

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Fun Alternative Activities For The Family To Decrease Screen Time

Fun Alternative Activities For The Family To Decrease Screen Time

There’s no denying that we live in a digital age. Many of us rely on our phones and tablets for a variety of things throughout the day, and even more so for entertainment and fighting off boredom. That includes kids, too. Today’s younger generation has never known a world without smartphones and digital devices. Many of them are introduced to tech at a very young age, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, it should come as no surprise that screen time is at an all-time high. Children ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours in front of a...

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Printable Summer Crossword Puzzle For Kids

Printable Summer Crossword Puzzle For Kids

A printable summer crossword puzzle for kids is a great solution when you can’t go outside and play. I love bringing along printable activities for kids when we are on the road in the summertime. Also, as much as I try to keep some structured educational time going consistently in the summer, it doesn’t always happen. Even kids need a break! Luckily when I hand my kids a crossword puzzle to complete they don’t see it as “school work” and instead see it as a fun game.

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Things I Bought for My Teenagers and They Liked: Shashibo

Things I Bought for My Teenagers and They Liked: Shashibo

When I buy gifts for the kids Christmas stockings, I still like to include a sensory/open-ended fidget-type toy. Both of my kids are sensory seekers, and one, in particular, is also a fidgeter. They both like patterns and love logic games, although the logic games that they each prefer are very different.These Shashibo, thanks to being embarrassingly spendy, were a bit of a gamble. The kids haven't aged out of a lot of sensory toys as much as they've aged out of the packaging and marketing for those toys, so I was having a hard time coming up with something...

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The Trump Budget Will Gut The Public Library

The Trump Budget Will Gut The Public Library

In late January, White House released the Trump budget proposal for the fiscal year of 2021. In it, for the fourth year in a row, was a proposal to completely eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services funding (IMLS) — and with it, functionally all federal funding for libraries and museums. The budget, which calls to boost NASA funding, VA funding, Defense spending, and slash Medicare, medicaid, the State Department, the EPA, and the Department of Education establishes a clear set of priorities. Federal funding for our nation’s libraries does not, apparently, top the list. The Trump administration requested to...

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