Top Activities for School Ages Week 30

Can you believe it's the last week of July!  At our house we're trying to get as many things before we head back to school in a few weeks.  How long do you have before schools starts? 

Here's the link to our Back to School Resources to get organized for the school year!  However since we have a some time left here are some fun ways to have fun with learning activities to help prepare your child for the school year.  Don't forget to visit our School's Out Project for last minute ideas too! 

This Reading Mama has shared a great resource for you to use all year long as you plan out additional activities for your child to do at home with her Learning Resources for Elementary Kids 

Top Featured After School Activities 

Tips for Planning Summer Activities Using Pinterest

It's hot!  It's summer! And confession, you're wondering what activities can I do with my child to make the rest of summer fun and easy for everyone. We have a couple solutions for you that I think you'll love.  Bonus...It has to do with Pinterest!  

Tips for how to use Pinterest to Plan Summer Activities from The Educators' Spin On It

At the beginning of summer +Allison McDonald, creator of No Time for Flashcards, and I discussed fun ways to use Pinterest to plan your Summer Activities on Google Hangout On Air.  Take a moment to watch our video as we candidly share how we both plan out summer fun and purposefully plan for a little bit of boredom to in order to allow some character building for our kids.  One big tip is to use Pinterest to plan out ideas to do with your kids.  

Do you have a Summer Activities for Kids Pinterest Board? 

Diverse Books in Your Home Library: Parenting Global Kids

Take a look
in the mirror
at your friends
at your neighbors
at your community members.

Now take a look at the bookshelves in your home.  Do the characters and stories in your children's books represent the amazingly, beautiful diversity in your world?
Build a Diverse Bookshelf and Explore the WORLD with your children and learn about other cultures

Raising Global Children:

Think Like an Inventor S.T.E.M.

Disclosure:  This is a paid campaign with Camp Invention, all opinions are 100% my own. 

Getting your kids to think like an inventor is easier than you think.  After a week of attending Camp Invention, we as parents, are trying to be more aware of encouraging our daughter to build, invent, problem solve, engineer, and create.  

Think Like an Inventor; learning activities and parenting tips to support S.T.E.M.