Museum Visits with Kids

By Denise Yearian I will never forget the first time I took my kids to an art museum. They tore through the place like it was in an indoor playground. Forget seeing the exhibits myself. All I did was chase my kids around hollering, “Wait! Don’t you want to...

Exploring World Cultures

By Sandi Haustein “Mom, what can I do?” “Are we going somewhere today?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy this summer, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your...

Back to School Traditions

By Pam Molnar The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting on the bus for kindergarten and, in the blink of an eye, they are walking across the stage at their high school graduation. Don’t let those years go by in a blur....

The Disorganized Child

By Kim Heitzmann We’ve all had moments of frustration with our children. Does it take them too long to get ready for school in the morning? Are they constantly losing their homework or forget to turn in completed work? Do they forget to do a chore immediately after...

Avoid the Summer Slide

Contributed by the City of Tempe Librarians Every year many students suffer from what’s known as the “summer slide,” which is varying levels of learning loss that occurs once the school year ends. This makes going back to school even more of a challenge since those...

Storytelling

By Colin Macpherson, M.A., CCC-SLP Children need to have good spoken language skills in order to be successful in early literacy events. Research has shown that children’s ability to tell a good story with grammatical sentences predicts later reading success. What...

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