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9 Ways to Turn Election Day into a (Political) Party with Kids

Tuesday, June 7, is a big presidential primary election in several states. Kids learn to vote from their parents, so if you can, take them with you to vote. Here are some ways to make Election Day a fun family day! All day long... Game on: Play a game where you use “I vote for” language whenever you make a ...
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#snOMG: 15 Questions to Help You Survive a Snowstorm With Kids

by Ailen Arreaza Happy snowcalypse. By now, the inside of your house is probably scarier than any natural disaster and your kids, after exhausting every snowy-day activity available to them, are staging an indoor skydiving competition. Try talking them down the dining-room-chairs-stacked-on-top-of-a-dresser-cliff with these fifteen creative questions: For sparking deep, thought-provoking conversations: What is your first memory? What would happen …

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Seven Ways to Make the World a Better Place, According to Kids

We had parents ask their kids, “What’s something your family could do to make the world better for others?” We got some pretty great responses. 1. We can’t argue with Olivia’s logic (3) – “We can make chocolate chip cookies for everyone! This will make the world more better because chocolate chip cookies are yummy!” 2. Over a quarter of the responses had …

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Parent voices: Do TA’s make a difference?

At ParentsTogether, we know how important it is for children to feel heard. It’s one of the main reasons we created Q4KIDZ, a free service that sends parents a daily creative question to ask their kids. But we also think it’s important for parents to be heard, especially when it comes to their kids’ education. When we saw that North …

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Help us build a parent community: Start a Facebook group for your classroom

by Ailen Arreaza When it comes to sharing about his school day, my son Lucas relies solely on shrugs and monosyllables. Things are always “fine” or “good” and my questions are often met with blank stares and impatient sighs. Occasionally, I’ll get a random bit of insight into his kindergarten classroom — like a story about a classmate being allergic …