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Science with your child!

August 10th, 2017
 Montessori methods use a lot of hands on material for science. Just a fun summer activity you can do with your family is a sink or float game. This could be in a pool, a plastic bin, anything you can fit objects into to find out if they sink or float. This is a good experiment to open up other discussions. Some you can bring up, for example water retention, then some ideas your child will come up with on their own. Doing open ended experiments with your child is the best way to open their mind to creative thinking.
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Let’s Learn To Cook With Kids!

July 27th, 2017
 This summer, have your child learn how to cook  healthy foods while learning some math skills. Kids love to help Mom in the kitchen! Make a yummy fruit pizza. Make cookie dough using flour, sugar, etc…Have your child learn about measurements by using ½ cup, 1 cup, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, etc… in the kitchen. Roll out the dough into a large “pizza”. Once the dough is cooked and cooled, spread peanut butter or cookie butter on top of the cookie. Have them brush up on their practical life skills by cutting up their favorite fruit and top your “pizza”.
Now enjoy your yummy, healthy dessert!
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Traveling Buddies

July 19th, 2017
 When you are traveling this summer with your family, encourage your children to exercise their fine motor skills. Have your child bring along their favorite travel buddy. They can bring their favorite stuffed animal, doll or superhero with them on vacation. Have them keep a journal or a diary and write down their “buddy’s” favorite daily activities. (The younger children can have Mom or Dad write in the journal).  Have the kids draw pictures to add in their journal. What a great memory book that they have created while keeping up with learning!
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Science in the Summer

July 12th, 2017
 Summer is a great time for science! Kids love getting their hands wet and messy while learning! No need to get the house dirty,  leave the mess for outside.
Make a volcano with the kids while learning about chemical reaction. All you need is a few household items such as baking soda (½ cup), vinegar (1 cup) and a few drops of red food coloring. And watch it erupt!!!! Your kids will want to do it over and over again. You can make snow in the summer time also!
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