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Kids’ Reading List :: Age Appropriate Books for Reading Aloud Together

Experts says that reading aloud is the number one best thing parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning. The benefits of reading aloud are numerous—including language development, creating a bond with your child, building literacy skills, brain development, and establishing a love of reading. And remember! You don’t have to stop […]

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5 Great Ways to Connect to Nature, Learn New Skills, and Have FUN this summer!

Time in the outdoors is an important part of a child’s summer break from school. And connecting with nature can help decrease the summer learning gap as well.
 At Leadership Academy, they believe that spending time outside helps to increase creativity, confidence and social intelligence. Leadership Academy’s five summer camps are founded in this belief, […]

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2017 VBS Roundup

For many, summer is a chance to create wonderful, lasting memories for your kiddos. However, it’s also a long stretch of time to come up with ideas on how to entertain those sweet children. Vacation Bible School is something must of us have grown up—with or at least familiar with—and it’s a great way to […]

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Tough Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher: A Guide from a Mom and Former Teacher

We’ve all been there: the kiddo comes home with a low grade or complaint about another student or teacher. If you are like most parents, approaching a potential conflict with your child’s teacher makes for murky and uncomfortable waters. When a student myself, my parents rarely intervened in my education. If I had an issue with a […]

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When Good Enough (Not Great) Is Really Enough

Me? I’m a typical first-born. I find a huge amount of satisfaction in crossing things off my to-do list. I follow directions (to a T), crave approval for a job well done, and like order and structure in my life. However, becoming a mom really messed with that first-born persona. The phrase “good enough”? Not one used by […]

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