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Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

October 18, 2008
Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

  Bring a sense of adventure when planning your family vacation. There is more for your family to explore than you can imagine. Many places plan family oriented activities that strive to have something for everyone and encourages spending time together. Travel Ideas A few ideas of outdoor fun your family may want to...
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Dino Museums

October 18, 2008
Dino Museums

     If you are unable to travel to participate in an actual dig, you can still check out a museum near you.  With thirty-eight states having dinosaur exhibits, the chances are good you may live close to one of them. So take your child on a trip traveling back 65 million years ago...
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Isolating Sounds That Rhyme

October 18, 2008

Your child knows the alphabet. It’s so exciting! Your child is on their way to becoming an independent reader. Now they are ready to learn the letter sounds by playing with words that rhyme. Materials: glue sheets of paper old magazines A selection of books that have verses that rhyme like: Hop on Pop and...
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Playing with Letter Sounds

October 18, 2008
Playing with Letter Sounds

Playing with Letter Sounds Materials: backpack hat an upper case “A” and a lower case “a” written on 2 pieces of paper to attach to the front and back of the hat and the backpack a selection of items with the beginning sound set out for a scavenger hunt for each letter sound Prior...
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Recognizing the Letters of the Alphabet

October 18, 2008
Recognizing the Letters  of the Alphabet

Using charming books that will capture your child‘s interest, you’ll both have fun reading the stories together. Books like: Silly Sally, Hop on Pop Book & CD, and Green Eggs and Ham. Recognizing the Letters Materials: Bottle tops for plastic milk cartons or water bottles Reading books that play with the sounds through rhyme or in word families...
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Plant Apple Seeds

October 18, 2008
Plant Apple Seeds

Children get excited when they can take a seed and watch it sprout into something entirely different. This is a great way to get your son or daughter interested in nature and the cycle of life. Materials: water paper towel apple seeds small plastic bag Collect the seeds while you are preparing the apple sauce...
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Make Apple Sauce

October 18, 2008
Make Apple Sauce

Children learn so much when they help in the kitchen. Besides, cherishing the time with you, they learn that measuring makes a difference and it’s a step towards being a self-sufficient adult. Making apple sauce is easy and yummy and your children will enjoy the fact that they helped make it while they eat...
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Paint with Apples

October 18, 2008
Paint with Apples

Painting with apples cut in various shapes gives your child an opportunity to explore textures, shapes and colors in a safe environment. Materials: 2 apples knife paper plate butcher block or white construction paper tempera paints in assorted colors Cut the apples to create different shapes: Cut one apple horizontally – when apples are...
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Decorate Favorite Apple

October 18, 2008
Decorate Favorite Apple

Turning an ordinary apple into an apple creation with its own unique personality is great fun! Children of all ages enjoy making crazy faces for their apple creations. Materials: assorted apples markers or crayons clear labels, transparent tape or store bought stickers Have your child pick his favorite apple to decorate into an apple person...
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Taste Testing Apples

October 18, 2008
Taste Testing Apples

Any lesson that involves food will capture the attention of your child and having an opportunity to be a food critic has a definite appeal to it (no pun intended). Materials: A selection of apples – you can use the same apples from the sorting activity. pencil or crayons activity sheet for tasting apples PDF...
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