Reading Activities

Move Over Monopoly – Play These 27 Outstanding Table Top/Board Games Instead!

by First Mate Keira October 8, 2014
Move Over Monopoly – Play These 27 Outstanding Table Top/Board Games Instead!

Board games have evolved from the standard Parker Brother’s favorites like Monopoly and Clue. One of the things my boyfriend and I like to do is get together with our friends every week to play table top or board games. A lot of the games we play and love we discovered by watching Will Wheaton’s […]

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Pop Your Top and Read

by First Mate Keira September 14, 2014
Pop Your Top and Read

by First Mate Keira Pop Your Top and Read days are some of the best days in elementary school. I remember looking forward to those days with gleeful abandon. In an effort to promote one of my favorite reading activities I’m going to talk a little more in-depth on what it is and how to […]

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Why Read a Summer Book List

by First Mate Keira March 3, 2014
Why Read a Summer Book List

by First Mate Keira Do you wonder why schools use summer book lists? Or why you should be bothered to read the books on the list? Does it feel like the whole endeavor is a time suck? Do you feel you’ll hate all the books on the list? The purpose behind summer book lists is […]

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Battle of the Books

by First Mate Keira February 19, 2014
Battle of the Books

by First Mate Keira I first participated in Battle of the Books in fifth grade at elementary school. It was a real big deal because it the first time it was ever done in the county and my school wanted if not to win—then to beat out a lot of schools (and this was just […]

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5 Free or Discounted Things to Do with Your Library Card

by First Mate Keira November 26, 2013
5 Free or Discounted Things to Do with Your Library Card

by First Mate Keira Did you know there’s more you can do with a library card other than check books and movies out? Depending on where you live and what your library and county (and state) programs are there are five other things a library card is good for! 1. Museum Passes: You can get […]

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Be a Ninja Parent: Get Your Child Reading with Five Super Sneaky Moves

by First Mate Keira October 10, 2013
Be a Ninja Parent: Get Your Child Reading with Five Super Sneaky Moves

Are you tired of fighting your child on the importance of reading? Do you wish you could snuff the “I hate/can’t read” stubbornness and get them to read without having to “force” it on them? Use these five sneaky moves to brush up on your ninja skills and you can do just that. Turn your […]

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