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June 2017

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  • The Brain Benefits of Boredom


    My mom had a consistent and clear response to me and my two older brothers when we complained of being bored. Her response was always simply, "If you're bored, I'll give you something better to do."

    Keep in mind that her assigned... 

  • Want to slow the summer learning slide? Read read read.


    After the graduation caps have been thrown in the air, school picnics held, and final report cards mailed, families greet the summer months with a similar question: what do we do with our kids?

    Many are eager for the unstructured time... 

  • Summer Activities: Boredom Busters and Resisting the Summer Slide

    Summer is here! This means more hours for fun, more opportunities to hear the word "I'm bored!" and tons of opportunities for learning.

    Rather than recreate the wheel we wanted to share the incredible work of friends and colleagues who've done a great job compiling lists and ideas for summer fun.

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