Monday, July 30, 2018

Survivor 2018

Honestly, sometimes the last few weeks of summer feel like a 'Survivor' season but there's not a million dollar prize for surviving the summer with school age children.  It's been a long time but I remember. It's hard to block out even after all these years.

We created end of the summer holidays that the boys looked forward to every August.  The favorite was a day we called Templeton Day after the gluttonous rat from Charlotte's Web. 

There's still time for summer fun with your child. Create a summer bucket list together.  Put it on the calendar and do it.  Make some memories with your child and years from now they'll remember. 

Summer holidays---

Bucket list ideas---

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Why Early Childhood is the Right Time to Start Learning Math

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Library

Our local libraries are an important part of a healthy and vibrant community. Our local libraries host family game night, show movies and provide story hour for children.  Reading to a dog can help your child with their reading skills (plus these dogs are so cute!) There is a knitting group and coloring group for adults plus much more.  Check out the library with your child!  It's FREE!

Connect to our library---

Need some ideas for a good book for your child?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Play Ball!

Major League Baseball's  89th All Star game is being played tonight at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.  We are big baseball fans at our house.  We have our favorite team but also love to attend baseball games in cities around the country and root for the home team (We have been to eleven stadiums and slowly crossing them off the list!)  We have sat in lawn chairs with a diet soda and bad nachos to watch our boys play T-ball, coach pitch and baseball in blistering heat and cloudy and cold. You gotta love it!

Baseball books---

Monday, July 9, 2018

National Ice Cream Month 2018

Pete is just chillin' out with an ice cream sundae.  July is National Ice Cream Month.  Here are some fun ideas for you and your child!

Ice cream sandwiches---

Ice cream shops, books, recipes and more---