polishyoupretty

We can not even begin to express how much we love Pams & Kin  – the brand + the girls behind it. Parris & Kiri hail from California (lucky) & have been popping up everywhere with their own brand of nail polishes & their amazing nail art skills – so if you don’t know, then you should defintely jump on board this train! Check out their Etsy shop here – it MUST be noted, their polishes all have song names – which instantly get stuck in your head after applying, they should really come with a disclaimer (We are still singing Karma Chamelelon).

We have seen a design popping up lately that we had to try – the ‘dry’ water marble using a needle/toothpick. After some research we can across Get Nailed’s youtube tutorial & thought we’d give it a try with Pams & Kin’s vibrant shades. Check out the…

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MRU: micro readers united

Just a few suggestions from friends:

More ideas for your summer book pile – anything catch your eye?

Wall Street Journal – Rewriting the Rules of Summer Fiction

NRP summer reading (indie booksellers)

NRP summer books (complete list)

The Guardian summer reading (2011)

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got2havefaith

Keep your kids reading all summer long with Scholastic’s Summer Challenge.

“The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer.”

Kids who log in can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital points and much more. There is even a program for the little ones in your house who aren’t old enough to read on their own yet.

There are plenty of resources for parents including recommended summer reading lists, ideas to keep your kids reading and tips on choosing the best books for your child.

The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a great way to keep your kids reading!

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Fitzgerald's School Psychology Blog

Summer Reading is essential for children.

Reading experts note that most young readers suffer a backslide in reading skills during summer downtime. But that doesn’t need to be the case. Families can make reading a priority during the summer months and children will learn that people never take a vacation from learning.

Your school-aged child’s summer reading and book discussions will help them maintain  reading skills, improve reading fluency, and learn new vocabulary and concepts. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.

  • Find out about the Scholastic Summer Challenge.  Children can enter…

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Just for Kids @ the library

Poster Color

Be Creative @ your library!

The Be Creative @ Your Library Summer Program offers an opportunity for kids to let their imagination loose by listening to stories, songs, poetry and more! A variety of professional performers- from magicians, to musicians, to dancers- will be featured at the libraries this summer!

The Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative have also teamed up to help you explore your creativity with Summer Reading titles.

Click here for Summer Reading information and reading lists!

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