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2017 Gift Guide — Christmas in the Twin Cities
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Meet “Shelly Bean, The Sports Queen” — Book Review
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Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017

2017 Gift Guide — Christmas in the Twin Cities

Christmas

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  You want to get the right gifts for the right people without spending half of next year’s salary.  And we completely agree with you.  We have compiled a list of great gifts for the kids and the grown-ups in your lives. Read More

Meet “Shelly Bean, The Sports Queen” — Book Review

Shelly Boyum Breen–the author, creator, and prototype of Shelly Bean–grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota as a girl who like to play.

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Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017

2017 Summer Reading Programs

Where do your kids fall in the summer reading spectrum? Whether they love to read or hate it or are somewhere in between, there is probably a program out there for them. If they are ambitious, they can participate in several. There is no rule that kids can’t use the same books for several programs.

A couple years ago, I did some research on the reality of the income-based achievement gap and how parents can Increase their Child’s Chances in School with a few Simple, Budget-Friendly Habits. Summer reading is another place where the achievement gap grows. However, the fix is offering your kids easy access to a lot of books and empowering them to select their own reading materials.This is where summer reading programs can come in handy.

The following are few programs we found plus our own:

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