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How much time do your kids spend with screens this summer?

How can we help kids manage their screen time?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/07/kids-screens-and-summertime.html
Additional insight from +Jen Walshaw and +iGameMom 
#STEM   #smartsummer   #summertime   #kbn  
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Group work for independent learners

Do you have an independent learner? How do you encourage him/her to work in groups?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/07/group-work-for-independent-learners.html
#school   #gifted   #parentingtips   #kbn  
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Getting your kids out of their comfort reading zone

Are your kids stuck in a "reading rut"? Here is how to shake things up:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/get-kids-out-of-reading-comfort-zone.html
#readingisfun   #parentingtips   #kbn   #smartsummer  
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*Why is ketchup so hard to pour, and why does oobleck get hard under pressure"?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/07/hands-on-for-non-newtonian-liquids.html
#scienceeveryday   #stem   #smartsummer   #sensoryplay   #kbn  
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Does Your Kid Need a Summer Camp?

Do you send your kids to summer camps? Why yes or why not?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/does-your-kid-need-summer-camp.html
#summerfun   #summercamp   #kbn  
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Castle theme for elementary school

Do you have kids who enjoy fantasy and love to read books set in castles? Then read this post for activities for castle theme!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/activities-for-tuesdays-at-castle.html
#kidlit   #elementaryschool   #castles   #fantasy   #kbn  
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10 Fantastic Experiments with Solar Energy

Is it hot outside? Take advantage of it and try one of these experiments:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/10-fun-solar-experiments-for-kids.html.

Ideas from +Janine LaTulippe +Kids Activities Blog +Growing A Jeweled Rose +I Can Teach My Child! +TinkerLab +Theresa A , and more.
#summerfun   #smartsummer   #solarpower   #kbn   #stem  
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How to build a working hygrometer

This is a great project for older kids - build a device that measures humidity:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/05/weather-science-build-working-hygrometer.html
#stem   #scienceforkids   #smartsummer   #summertime   #kbn  
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Capture summer memories

An easy project for kids to capture summer memories on a T-shirt:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/summer-t-shirt-capturing-summer-memories.html
#summerfun   #diyproject   #kbn  
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Just featured this on Sharing Saturday +Natalie PlanetSmartyPants ! Love the idea!
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Are you a structure person or a freedom person?

It's a summer break in schools? How do you balance structure and freedom when it comes to how your kids spend their vacation time?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/07/keeping-summer-days-in-balance.html
#parenting   #summertime   #kbn  
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Build a Lego Spin Art Machine

Great summer #boredombuster  - keep kids entertained for hours:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/how-to-build-lego-spin-art-machine.html
#lego   #summerfun   #smartsummer   #kbn  
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Very cool +Natalie PlanetSmartyPants! I'd never heard of Lego motors but will definitely be looking for one now!
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Simple Summer Activities for Kids

Looking for simple and frugal summer activities for kids? Check out these great ideas from +Nicola Simpson 
#summerfun   #summeractivities   #kbn   #craftsforkids  
Frugal activity ideas for kids to do during the summer break.
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I am glad you are here. I am a working parent who tried to bring purpose to my limited time with my daughter. My goal is to raise her a compassionate, independent, and enthusiastic thinker. Find out more about me and my blog in About Me section.
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Zoology for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
adventuresinmommydom.org

I don't know about your kids, but mine are big fans about animals, and we've got a bunch of zoology for kids ideas to explore after your zoo

6 July Books for Kids 6+
www.planetsmarty.com

June book recommendations for kids age 6 and older and book extension activities to go with them.

Learn about the brain activities - Adventures in Mommydom
adventuresinmommydom.org

After we made our play dough brain cell model, and our play dough brain model. Now it’s time to get into even further details about our brai

Magnetic Robot Art with Tin Cans - Fun-A-Day!
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Create movable magnetic robot art with tin cans and craft supplies. Recyclables and on-hand items make this DIY project each as can be. Lots

10 Jello Science Experiments - The Chaos and the Clutter
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Who knew that so many cool science experiments could be done with jello?!

Coin activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - The Measu...
www.themeasuredmom.com

Looking for coin activities for kids? This post has over 10 ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

What do ants like to eat? {science activity for kids} - Gift of Curiosity
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TweetIf you’ve been following along, you know that my kids and I completed an ant unit and I am sharing a number of activities we did to lea

Portugal for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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We studied Portugal this month in our geography studies, and the kids had fun with the recipes we made.

Crosswords for Kids
www.childrens-books-and-reading.com

Help to develop your child's vocabulary and spelling skills using fun crosswords for kids.

How to Teach first aid to kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com

We created five circle grids and then found shapes in the circles. This activity was very similar to the seven-circle grid shape finding act

An Easter Tree
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An Easter Art Project for entire family - decorating hand blown eggs and setting up an Easter Egg Tree. Additional Easter art and Easter dec