SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES

Flash Cards Sometimes ideas for activities come from unexpected places. I was in Stellabella Toys in Inman Square recently and picked up a set of Flash Cards that I thought were pretty cool. They covered a variety of science and nature subjects and I was pleased to add them to my collection. More importantly, for today, the illustrations […]

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Dahlov Ipcar

Art and Nature While winding our way back from a friend’s lake house in Northern Maine (Mainers may not think of it as being “North”, but AT&T certainly did when they got a gander at my roaming data usage), we stopped off in Bath to have some lunch and walk around. As usual, I wanted […]

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How It Works Issue 88

Adult Continuing Education August 2016 How It Works Issue # 88 highlights a singular topic and a few books that I would like to share.

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DK HELP YOUR KIDS WITH SERIES REVIEW

Even folks who barely know me, know that I am a DK Fanatic.

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Summer Fun

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book Make a World Summer with kids at home or on vacation can sometimes feel like an endless void of desperation. How do I keep them busy without resorting to hours of mindless technology? One of the simplest answers is the extremely creative author Ed Emberley.

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Exam Study Guide

Test Taking Every Student is an Individual. An examination of the highs and lows on quizzes and tests will reveal VERY different strengths and weakness in assessment skills and executive functioning. NOT addressing the unique qualities of each student, dooms all to failure.

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Hemo The Magnificent Review

Frank Capra’s Wonders of Life Series For Scientists of a Certain Age, these early education films were The Big Bang of our Science Universe.

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The Great Hall of Dinosaurs Review

The Great Hall of Dinosaurs This book hits the trifecta for a Dinosaur-Lovers Dreams. PaleoArt, Details of DIno Biology and an Hommage to The Akeley Hall of African Mammals in the American Museum of Natural History, come together to make this the kind of book that I want to be buried with.

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Draw-a-Saurus Review

Draw-a-Saurus The first thing that a child draws, another than themselves, is a dinosaur. If they would like those dinos to look less like big dogs and more like prehistoric heavyweights, this is the book for you.

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Dinosaur News

Dinosaur Love I make NO secret of the fact that dinosaurs got me into this science mess in the first place.

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