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To Be, or Not to Be … a Shakespeare Camper

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Shakespeare camp may not be top of mind for most parents — unless your child is already a budding Kenneth Branagh or Judi Dench. Based on the responses parents have sent to the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival about its camps, maybe it should be.... Read full article

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

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

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How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry. ... 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

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