Back-to-School Checklist (for home or classroom)

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By now you’ve probably received the memo from your kid’s school as to whether they’re returning to the classroom or staying in the kitchen for more online learning. Either way, it’s time to start getting in gear for the new school year.

We’ve got tips for helping kids keep a positive outlook PLUS an extra-special back-to-school checklist.

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Virtual Playdates That Work for Kids (and Moms)

Virtual Playdates That WOrk

After a summer of social distancing, we’re starting thinking about back-to-class. This usually means looking to reconnect our kids with their classmates and other friends. Pizza parties and camp meet-ups not an option this summer? No worries! We’ve got ideas for virtual playdates both kids and parents can enjoy.

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7 Summer Reading Tips + Free Bookmarks

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Summer reading programs are more important than ever this year. Experts say that the challenges of coronavirus and online learning mean kids may return to school this fall with only 70% of the reading gains achieved in typical school years.* We’ve got tips to help kids (and parents) stay on track.

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A Dancer in the Family: Tips for Raising Happy Ballerinas

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It starts with a creative dance class, gymnastics birthday party or perhaps tickets to The Nutcracker — and pretty soon your little one can’t stop twirling. Bring on the dance classes, bobby pins and an astonishing amount of laundry and driving. We’ve got some creative tips for raising happy ballerinas while keeping the rest of the family feeling great, too.

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