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In Motherlode, the parent blog found on The New York Times, the recent piece “Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success” shares ideas about organization that kids and adults alike can benefit from, especially at the start of a new school year.  The article includes suggestions for families at the end of the day and sleep time that have the potential to create happier mornings as well as good habits that can last a lifetime. (more…)

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What better place to cultivate curiosity than in the kitchen? A variety of  hands-on activities are designed to engage summer students from grades K-12 (more…)

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Children experience significant learning loss without educational activities during summer months, and that loss is greater among children in low-income communities. PBS KIDS, PBS Parents, PBS partner resources, free apps and more provide parents with engaging, effect summer learning activities that can help stem summer learning loss. (more…)

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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade, an initiative of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, announces a social media campaign – #413reads — to show and share the importance of families reading together. You and members of students’ families can take a photo reading to a child and share your reading story. (more…)

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some bugsWhen WGBY’s Asparagus Festival returns June 1 for a full day of activities at the Hadley Town Common, there will be some bugs.  These insect friends (along with glitter tattoos) will be there with Angela DiTerrlizi, author of the picture book entitled Some Bugs.  The many activities for fun and learning include high fives from Curious George! (more…)

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One year ago bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line.  A new digital project from Boston’s WGBH, Arthur Family Health, has a section called “Resilience” that can be a timely resource for teachers and parents to talk about images and issues that can flood the media at such times. (more…)

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We hope you’re familiar with the long running PBS KIDS program, Arthur, with its warmly drawn settings and even more heartwarming themes.  Now there’s a new Arthur site with games, videos, and resources designed to keep families safe and strong.

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