Buy Thomas & Friends to Earn Big Rewards!

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There are few certainties in life, but one thing you can count on is if you have a little boy, he will reach a point in his life where he loves trains.  Our 2 ½ year old has just entered that point.  It started with him watching everything Thomas & Friends  related on Netflix a ...

How to combat summer learning loss #zoobeanexpert

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Have you ever taken a vacation from work or a hobby, and then you came back and your brain drew a blank at the most simplest of tasks? It's normal for our minds to need to adjust, and get back in the swing of things. Children go through this exact same experience during the summer ...

Healthy on the go snack idea #RealTastesGood

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I want my kids to be healthy, productive, and successful. I’m fairly certain every decent mother wants the same. I find, however, that the “healthy” part is much easier said than done. The day and age that we live in is all about go, go, go, and my family is no different. Always on the ...

Fun Things to Do Without TV

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Fun Things to Do Without TV Summer is here, and it's time to unplug! While it might be tempting to let the kids veg out on electronics or in front of the television, summer will fly by and I promise you'll wish you spent more time doing non-TV stuff! Get creative. Do something awesome and fun, like ...

7 Tips for Beating Summer Brain Drain

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It is easy for any child to get into the habit of sleeping late and video games in the summer months. This summer, vow to stay on track with these 7 tips for beating summer brain drain. Your child can still have a fun and festive summer while using their brain to its fullest. Give ...

7 Ways to Find Learning Opportunities Each Day

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You may feel as though unless a child is sitting with a book, paper, and pencil, a learning opportunity is not underway. Well the good news is, there are plenty of ways to keep your child actively engaged. Take a look below at 7 ways to find learning opportunities each day, so not a day ...

Top 8 Safety Features of Toyota Sienna #SiennaDiaries

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The 2014 Toyota Sienna has an incredible list of safety features, and you’ll be surprised at what comes standard in any of the models! If safety is a concern of yours when purchasing a car, you’ll be happy to know that this car is incredibly safe. Since we're driving a 2014 Toyota Sienna LXE right ...

7 Science Activities to Enjoy This Summer

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The summer months are a wonderful time to continue exploring science. After all, it is all around you! Take a look below at 7 science activities to enjoy this summer with your child. These activities will help keep their minds fresh and active in science and ready for a new school year. 7 Science Activities to ...

7 Ways to Practice Math Skills This Summer

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A few weeks off in the summer can cause kids to lose those math skills they worked all school year on. Don’t let that happen! Instead, take a look below at 7 ways to practice math skills this summer. This ways are fun and frugal, and are sure to keep kids in the math mood. ...

7 Ways to Keep Your Child Reading This Summer

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Now that school is out and summer is here, it is more important than ever to keep your child in the habit of reading. Reading for at least 20 minutes a day will help your child practice the skills of word decoding and comprehension, both essential skills when moving on to the next grade level. ...