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Make a Stop Motion Video

A few weeks ago, our local library offered a class for 8-12 year olds. The topic: How to Make a Stop Motion Video with Legos. My son went to the class with a friend, and he’s still making movies! I didn’t know it at the time, but Lego has a free app for iPads, iPods, and iPhones. Download the app, and your child can

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Predator Proof Your Children

As he gets older my son asks for more and more freedom.  Most recently, to go riding his bike alone around the block, sleeping over a friend’s house and playing multi-player games online with virtual strangers. We have discussed stranger danger in the past, but I think it’s time for a refresher. Not just for him, but for me. I feel completely ill prepared

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Hundreds of Exciting Afterschool Language Arts Activities

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/ Looking for fun activities and projects, games or suggested readings for your student(s) afterschool? Want to encourage your child to read and write? ReadWriteThink.org has hundreds of fun reading and language arts, after-school resources for parents organized by grade level. Below I have sampled each category on ReadWriteThink’s Parent and Afterschool Resource page to paint a picture of the plethora of resources available

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Get Your Afterschool Program into Shape!

When kids are home from school, sometimes all they want to do is eat junk food and lounge around in front of the television. The folks over at CANFIT who are firm believers in improving the health of today’s youth, have come up with a great resource for anyone in charge of children in afterschool programs. The 99 Ways Toolkit is free to download.

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Get Started – Afterschool Training Toolkit

When people start a new project or program, sometimes they feel a little lost. It is comforting when you know there is a place where you can find all the resources you need to help you get started. The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool is an organization that helps state education agencies and local practitioners develop high-quality, balanced programs that provide a safe

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Ideas on Uniting Kids After the Bell

After school programs, parents and mentors are always looking for new ways to entertain their children in fun and educational ways. There are tons of informative websites out there that can help you plan a great day for your kids, every day! On Family Education, you can find so much information on afterschool activities. You will discover some great programs, information on sports teams

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