Think Outside the Rules
by Jennifer Petsche
It's the age old question: buy fun or buy educational? Jennifer helps show us some ways that we can take fun games and make them educational. As she says, All we have to do is think outside the rules.
7 Simple Ways to Learn
by Shara Lawrence-Weiss
Here are seven simple - and fun - ways that you can spend some time with your little ones this summer. I think of it as more proof that the fun doesn't have to end when the education begins.
Denise Pope, Part 2
by Reisa Schwartzman
Reisa's continuing interview with Denise Pope, Ph.D. focuses on specific skills and and tools that we can use to help out our kids. It's fascinating stuff, filled with concrete ideas that you can start using right away.
by Kim Vandenbroucke
What could be a better project than inventing a game? How about winning a contest with that game? Kim gives us the lowdown, complete with tips from industry experts.
Great Stories from the Web
Engaging Summer Games
Do your kids hit the toy department and go straight to the action figures? The Napa Valley Register has an article with some alternatives that would be fun for the whole family.
It's a challenge that every parent faces: how do we teach our kids good sportsmanship? This article tackles the problem with specific recommendations that you can use.
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