13 Jun · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Make Summer Reading a Breeze

Getting kids to read during summer vacation can be a battle, especially with so many games, apps, and other fun media distractions available. But teachers and literacy experts agree that children of all ages need to be read to or to read by themselves and to talk about books over the summer. When you read …

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12 Jun · Maryanne Del Monte · 26 Comments

End Summer Boredom

You know you will hear it, it’s just a matter of when: that inevitable summer slogan of, “But, I’m booooooored!” After a school year of fairly structured time, children often feel unoccupied or under-stimulated when left with unstructured time. This summer, try to think of boredom as a teaching opportunity. Boredom gives children the opportunity …

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