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June 2018
 
Summer Reading
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Books N' Bros Is a New Kind of Book Club
Sydney Keys loves reading, but he felt his books were missing something important, books with characters that looked like him. So, he took action and formed his own book club for boys.
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Kids Learn Cursive and Connect with Seniors Through Pen Pal Program
Third graders at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas write letters in cursive to pen pals in a senior living community. The program forms friendships and teaches the students the art of cursive writing.
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National Oceans Month
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Sustainability: Water - The Water Cycle
This video uses animation, graphics, and video clips to illustrate and explain each of the “flow” and “storage” processes in the Hydrologic Cycle, more commonly known as the Water Cycle: precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, groundwater discharge, evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, and condensation. "Sustainability: Water" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
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Dairy Month
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The Chemistry of Cheese
This NBC Learn video, one in a 6-part "Cheeseburger Chemistry" series, uses cheese-making to explain protein denaturing, coagulation, and the difference between chemical and physical change.
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Recommendations for Children's Dairy Intake
Dairy products offer many nutrients your growing child needs. Sticking to low-fat and nonfat dairy options after age 2 is recommended to keep your child's fat intake down.
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Parent Toolkit: Pride Month, Father's Day & Summer Slide
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How Parents of LGBTQ Kids Can Support Them in Today’s World
Now more than ever, psychologists and counselors are urging parents to facilitate open dialogues early on for their students surrounding LGBTQ topics. Ellen Kahn, Director of the Children, Youth and Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign, says, ““The bottom line is: what are the messages your child is getting? That may affect them if they do come out as LGBT at some point. Or even if they’re not, how they end up treating LGBT people and ultimately shape who they are as a person.”
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Father Bonds with Autistic Son through Running
Like many fathers and sons, 53-year-old Joe and his 13-year-old son autistic son found common ground through sports. The results have carried over into his son’s school life, and he’s even joined a running club. Joe says, “When he was three, he struggled to speak, and connecting with his peers has been difficult. This program came along just in time.”
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7 Things that Should be on Every Dad’s Summer Bucket List
We asked dads for their favorite summer moments, and they helped illustrate this handy guide to warm weather parenting. Here’s what we think every dad should do with his kids this summer.
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Stop Summer Brain Drain
From butterfly gardens to educational playing cards to high-tech pianos, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht has some fun ideas to keep your kids sharp during summer.
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