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4 Ways to Save on School Supplies

It’s that time of year again — time to buy school supplies. Once you’ve skimmed the HLS school supply lists for your child’s grade level, you’ve got to figure out how to round up all the supplies necessary for your child’s education. Here are some tips on finding and buying school supplies. 1. Reuse your […]

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Back to School Reading List From HLS Teachers

School is just a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean kids should stop reading books for the summer! Here are some suggestions for a back to school reading list from HLS teachers to keep your kid’s mind sharp and ready for the return to the classroom. Preschool and kindergarten — Mrs. Montoya If You […]

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Bookmark These 8 Parent Resource Websites Today

What websites you have bookmarked in your internet browser? You probably have Facebook, your email, and maybe a news site bookmarked. But how many parenting resources do you have bookmarked? It can be hard to find sites that are actually helpful. Here are eight parent resource websites that you’ll want to bookmark as you continually […]

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Help Your Kids Form Good Technology Habits

One-quarter of 3-year-olds go online daily, according to a study in 2011. You can imagine that the number of young children using the internet has gone up in the past six years. There’s no doubt that our children are increasingly exposed to technology; the question is, how do you, as a parent, help your child […]

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7 Neat Educational Apps Your Kid Will Love

When your child picks up your tablet or phone, make sure you’ve downloaded some safe, fun, and educational apps for him to enjoy. Give your child a range of apps and games to select from, from math apps to video production apps to reading apps so she can keep her mind sharp over the summer. […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety for Kids

When it comes to internet safety, it’s not a matter of if your child will run into inappropriate material, but when. Even though kids take to tech like a duck to water, you can never assume that they know how to be safe about the sites they visit or the information they give out. Kids […]

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7 Creative Writing Prompts to Kickstart Your Child’s Creativity

  We all know about summer reading programs and soccer camps to keep your kids active and thinking over the summer, but have you considered utilizing creative writing prompts? It’s important to keep your child writing and thinking creatively over the summer so they’re ready for school in the fall—and more importantly, so they keep […]

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Book Recommendations for July by Grade Level

Here’s a fun way to keep fighting the summer slump: Read to your child and encourage your child to read on their own. Increasing your child’s vocabulary through guided or independent reading is important in keeping their minds and imaginations sharp, especially over the summer. But what should your child be reading? There are so […]

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Strengthen Your Kid’s Science Skills This Summer in Nebraska

  Fight the summer slump by exploring the world with your kids at fun, science-related places and events in Nebraska! Explore right here in Hamilton County The Edgerton Explorit Center provides a hands-on, creative space for kids to explore and discover at their own speed. The center is a tribute to Dr. Harold Edgerton, who […]

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