Read It Don’t Weep: How to Get Kids Excited About Books This Summer


Summer is a freeing time for most kids. You’re probably already sick of hearing “I’m bored” over and over. There’s plenty of time to run through the sprinklers, go camping, and stay up late playing board games. But if you’re a parent who wants your child to retain the reading skills that they’ve built throughout the school year, you need to figure out how to get them to continue reading throughout the summer, so here are a few tips that you can try with your child.

Go to Library Events

Your local public library likely puts on extra events during the summer to help kids stay engaged and entertained. Find activities that are related to reading or Storytime to help your child become more interested in reading. For instance, find out if there are any events that focus on a book that would be the appropriate reading level for your child. Going to the library and being surrounded by books is a great way to make reading fun. Specially if you yourself get books and share the joy of reading. Many libraries have books by interests so you can see what book serves as an anchor to your childs unique needs. If your kid is obsessed with unicorns, fashion, or Pokemon, find books with those interests to reach a gap between their interests and reading. 
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From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Planning Tips for Your Next Cross Country Road Trip

A cross country road trip is a stunning way to see many states and explore sites that you might not have otherwise encountered. Of course, this type of adventure requires some planning. Taking the time to plan out certain details can make for a more enjoyable trip when you embark.

Account for Extra Time

Once you decide where you want to go, you can determine how long it will take to get there. You might feel inclined to take off from work the exact number of days that you plan to be on the road trip. Keep in mind, however, that you want to actually enjoy the trip. Adding an extra day on to the beginning and end of your vacation, and perhaps even a bit more time, can allow you to make the most of the vacation.
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How to Enjoy Summer Camping at Home

Going camping can be a great family summertime activity. However, it isn’t always a practical option for everyone. Whether it’s where you live, the cost, health complications, or you just don’t have the time, camping outdoors can be more difficult for some than others. If you and your kids are looking to share in camping activities together but you just can’t make it work in the great outdoors, consider options for setting up in your own home. Here are a few ways that you can satisfy your family’s need for a camping trip without ever having to go outside.

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How to Make Your Yard Safer for Your Child’s Summer Games

Your child could spend hundreds of hours playing outside this summer, and you need to make sure that your yards remain as safe and secure as possible. With a few simple upgrades and repairs, you can greatly reduce your child’s risk of a serious accident or injury and make your yard safe.

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4 Reasons Your Little One May Be Constantly Getting Sick


As hard as we try to prevent it, children are bound to get sick at one time or another. While it’s perfectly normal for your child to catch a cold and even a stomach bug, there may something else going on if they are sick more often than not.

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5 Revitalizing Must Haves for Heated Summer Pregnancies


While being pregnant can sometimes feel like a big pain, whatever the season, summer tends to be particularly hard on a parent-to-be. If you’re feeling like one sweaty mass of pregnancy, it might be time to find one of these summer must haves for a little mid-heatwave revitalization.

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How to Create a Love for Reading in Your Children


Reading is a pastime that can enrich people for life. It can also be extremely engaging and enjoyable. If you want your kids to be passionate readers forever, it can help to start them with the hobby while they’re young. Thankfully, there are all sorts of things you can do to encourage your little ones to love picking up books of all kinds.

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Pinched for Cash? 4 Affordable Ways to Achieve Big Budget Beauty Results

It’s always nice to be in a position where you can enjoy the finer things in life. Unfortunately, there are times when you might be pinching pennies at first. This is especially true for those who are in college. If you’re a college student who is trying to turn a dime into a dollar, know that there are ways to make things work and still look your best. Consider the following ways you can achieve big-budget beauty results. 

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4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety in Your Home Atmosphere

Your home should be a place of relaxation. All too often, though, it can be a place that causes both you and your family anxiety. If you’re looking for a way to calm down, you might want to try these four methods of reducing anxiety in your home.

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Modern-Day Bathroom: How to Update Your Home’s Water Closet


A contemporary bathroom can truly seal the deal for any place of residence. If you want your home to look like a vision of present-day charm, then you should consider upgrading your bathroom right away. Water closet upgrades can be a blast. These home renovation projects don’t have to be stressful, boring, or thankless at all, either.

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