How to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids

This article contains some affiliate links, mainly to show you what I’m talking about. Should you choose to purchase an item through my link, I’ll earn a tiny commission, maybe enough to buy a popsicle. 🙂  Make cleaning fun? Is that even possible for kids? To some extent, yes. It’s probably more like making cleaning … Read more

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Summer Reading Practice for Tricky Words

It’s so important to practice reading with your child every day–especially if they’re a struggling reader and especially during the summer break. And you don’t have to spend hours doing it. In fact, it’s best to just make reading fun–for as long as your child is interested in a particular book or reading activity. Playing word games and reading aloud are the best ways to help them practice and hone their reading skills. I emphasize that your child needs your direct help. He or she needs to hear you spell and pronounce words.

Not sure of your own reading skills? Now’s a good time to learn together. Use a dictionary or Google words in question to learn how they’re spelled and what they mean. Then talk about the meaning of the words you are practicing and how to use them in sentences. Not sure where to begin? If your child is old enough, at about third grade, depending on their reading level, you can begin with the tricky words listed and explained here.

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Fun Ways to Learn All Summer

Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning All Summer Long

Thanks to Camille at Chicken Scratch n Sniff for being our guest blogger.

Summer has come and it’s now up to you and only you to continue your children’s education all summer long. The problem is you can only take so much whining! While I encourage taking time to sit down and do more traditional summer school work; there is a fun way to get to it.


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How to Find Clean Books

How to Find Clean Books to Read

My sons and I love to read clean, wholesome books together. We especially ramp up our efforts in the summertime when homework is nonexistent. Now that my oldest is a teen, we’re finding that some of the books aren’t so “innocent.” Since our reading time together is such an enjoyable tradition, I’m pretty picky about … Read more