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Springtime Fun and Learning at Home – Parents Article

Spring is a great time of year to get back into the sunshine and take advantage of teachable moments with your children. If you’re planning a flower, herb or vegetable garden, then you have the perfect setting for learning across all content areas and grade levels. Grab your trowel and let’s dig in!   Math Math is an easy subject to tackle in the garden. How many seeds should you plant in the garden? It’s all about measurement – with…

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How to Get Ready for Summer Camp – Parents Article

If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others. For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends,…

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Benefits of Being in the School Play – Parents Article

March is the traditional month for middle and high schoolers to stage their school plays and musicals.   Parents should support these important extracurricular activities if your child show interest in them, as they have many of the same advantages afforded by joining sports teams. Take a look at these skills and benefits!     Skills. Organization. If you tried to put on a play or musical without being organized, it probably would not go very well! This is a great…

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5 Learning Opportunities for Holiday Breaks – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

The arrival of the holiday season means kids (and parents) can take a much-needed breather from homework and tight schedules. While getting some downtime is important, adding a few fun, learning activities into the holiday break can make it easier for your child to get back into the routine quickly when school resumes. Activity #1: Meal plan and cook together Cooking is a great opportunity to put your child’s fraction skills and basic facts to the test. ✓ Ask how much you would…

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Celebrate Mole Day with Your Kids by Making Guacamole – Parents Article

Sylvan partnered with Somewhat Simple for this post. What better time to introduce kids to chemistry than a fun and tasty guacamole Mole Day activity? Mole Day is celebrated every year on October 23rd from 6:02 a.m.-6:02 p.m., in honor of Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x 10^23. Avogadro’s number is a proportion that relates molar mass on an atomic scale to physical mass on a human scale. Moles make it easier to compare quantities of different molecules, and are helpful in chemical…

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October 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!September-October 2019 Ultimate Fall Festival Guide for Pittsburgh  Oct 8 Sensory Friendly Afternoon at the Children’s Museum Oct 8 Kid’s Day  Schenley Park Oct 19 Zoo Boo Oct 23 Halloween Spooktacular at Moon Park  Oct 24 Family Play Shop Carnegie Library Brookline  Oct 27 Monroeville Mall Halloween Family Fun Day  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!     Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! This is only a snippet of a Parents Article…

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June-July 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!June Community Events KidsPlay, produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, provides free interactive and educational programming for children and their families in Market Square. This began June 4 and continues throughout the summer, the free events run on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (with a free lunch and a snack) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will meet visitors from the Heinz History Center, Animal Friends, Texture Contemporary…

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Travel Writing Tips to Inspire Wandering Writers – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“Are we there yet?” “Hey, you’re on MY side!” “Can we please listen to [insert annoying soundtrack here] again?” Summer is time for fun, sun and family trips. And although trips may come with the requisite whining and grating music choices, they also provide tremendous opportunities for learning and personal growth. All children can benefit from spending time in nature, exploring a new city, visiting relatives on a farm or any other escape from one’s usual surroundings. Travel also provides…

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Eight Ideas to Make Reading Enjoyable for Kids – Parents Article

Does your child enjoy reading? If not, we’ve put together some ideas to help change your child’s views of reading to be more positive! 8 Ideas to Make Reading More Enjoyable for Kids 1. Give them a choice of what to read. Most of a child’s day is filled with adults telling them what to do and when to do it. Give your child some control back by letting him or her select the books he or she wants to…

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May 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! Pittsburgh Kids Out & About Events Calendar  Pittsburgh Parent Late April Through May Events Calendar KidsBurgh Events Searchable Calendar Family Fun Ideas from VisitPittsburgh.com    Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Tamara Read Full Parenting Article

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