Worksheet of the Week: Handwriting in Fall

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Game of the Week: Bubble Trouble

This is our first-ever Game of the Week, so we decided to choose a game that is jam-packed with tons of fun and helpful activities for you Jumpeez! Swim deep down through the clear, blue waters of MarineLand to complete this week’s Bubble Trouble mission. In this game, you can build up your reading and math skills while running away from pesky Punk Punks.
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Overall, there are over twenty different activities and three different levels to play from, so you will NEVER get bored! If you have not played Bubble Trouble yet, start playing and let us know which levels you are able to complete! budurl.me/GoTW1

Creative Workshops for Kids

Often time when kids begin school, their learning focus is on fundamental subjects like English, Math, History, Science and other tradition topics. For that very reason, summer gives parents the opportunity to approach learning differently and allow kids to explore interests outside of the classroom. One way of helping your kids develop new skills and learn to express their unique perspectives creatively is by taking them to local creative workshops. Often hosted by community centers and even a few stores and businesses, these classes are an amazing tool in increasing your child’s learning potential this summer.

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Think of creative workshops as classes. While the topics might not seem like those fit for the classroom, the activities themselves will help expand your child’s scope of knowledge and also allow them practice important developmental skills – motor, cognitive, and more! What interest your kids most – painting, acting, craft building, drawing, dancing, gardening, knitting, cooking or any other creative types of ventures?

Do your research and learn what options are available in your area. Other popular nationwide stores and business that hold workshops for kids include: Michaels Arts and Crafts, Joann’s Fabrics, and the Home Depot. But don’t feel restricted to these options. There might be day camps and other resources available in your community that you just don’t know about yet.

Get involved this summer and talk to other parents from your kids’ school or head to community centers, local museums and other public works organizations that might be able to better connect you with a few summertime creative workshops for kids!

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

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National Fresh Veggies Day

Introducing kids to healthy eating habits early can define some of their more long term perspective on health and fitness. That is why it is especially important to make sure they develop a taste for delicious and nutritious snacks like fresh veggies from a young age! After all, June is the month in which some observe the practice of celebrating ‘National Fresh Veggies Days.’  To get your family to join in this annual tradition and to start keeping healthier food options in mind, here are a few of our favorite snack ideas for kids and adults.

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If your kids do not naturally like to eat their veggies consider paring some of the ones that they do prefer with a moderately sized dip of a condiment, sauce or topping of their choosing. Visit our official Pinterest board for National Fresh Veggies Day fora number of fun ways to plate some of these popular veggie based snack ideas! Carrots and hummus, celery and peanut butter, cheese sticks and tomatoes, veggie platters and ranch dressing, and bell peppers with guacamole are only a few of the combinations that you can work up.

Get creative and start serving up some of these top treat or let us know more about some of your favorite easy of eating fresh veggies!

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Count the Mangoes - Free worksheet for summer

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Tie Trouble – Father’s Day Worksheet for Kids