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Ask the Expert: How to keep your kids learning over the summer - SWEEPS WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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Hottmomma607
by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

How many minutes should my tween be reading during the summer time?

SweetLuci
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

 What special projects would you suggest for a 12 year old, who is in advanced learning classes.

SweetLuci
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM

 What can I do when we're travelling to incorporate that into learning situations?

mamavalor
by on May. 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

How can I help my children improve their spelling skills?

mamavalor
by on May. 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

My kids are very good at retaining learned information over the summer.  They enjoy school very much and really hate summer when there is no school.  They don't like camps.  What do you think I should do? 

TigerofMu
by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

We participate in the Summer Passport To Adventure Museum Program and the Summer Reading Program, and Learning never stops for our family.

wyomom4
by on May. 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM

 My daughter needs to improve her basic multiplication and division facts. Any suggestions on how to help her remember them other than rote memorization?

alliesmom112
by on May. 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

 My dd is in Speech class during the school year. How can I keep her in the habit of speech during the summer while still keeping it fun for her?

alliesmom112
by on May. 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM

 my 4 year old is starting Kindergarten in the fall. What are things that I can do to make her te most prepared?

alliesmom112
by on May. 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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Quoting TigerofMu:

We participate in the Summer Passport To Adventure Museum Program and the Summer Reading Program, and Learning never stops for our family.

 that sounds awesome!!

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