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Articles in Best Summer and Vacation Camps, Education and Best of Parents Press 2019

Learn Debate Skills with Debate Camp's New Online Learning Resource

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Debate Camp Online provides students with a welcome zone in which to learn and develop skills in parliamentary debate. ... Read full article

Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children

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As an educator that specializes in teaching students with learning differences I am often asked by parents of young children, “How can I ensure that my child will be a successful reader and speller?” While a number of factors play a role in this... Read full article

Google Arts & Culture Allows You to Take Your Kids on a Virtual Tour from Your Couch!

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Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, discover the inspirational moments, iconic people, and artistic wonders that are available at the tip of your fingers. ... Read full article

Virtual Museum Tours for Kids You Can do Right Now

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In this digital era many museums have put their collections online or created virtual tours that can help expand a child's mind. Google Arts & Culture has digitized the collections of numerous big museums, historic locations and wonder tours all from... Read full article

Leaping into Learning

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The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article

The Full Measure of a Child

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But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...... Read full article

Kids and Climate Without Tears

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Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Music and Singing Summer Camps in Contra Costa County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Contra Costa County Best Music and Singing Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

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