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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy's Private School Blog

Spring Garden Activities for Children

Springtime means gardens! Flowers, fruits, and veggies are starting to sprout and summer is just around the corner. As the weather begins to change, you are sure to want to spend time with the kids. Involving children in your spring gardening is the perfect way to get outside and spend quality time together. When you finish your planting, watering, and weeding, you can spend some extra time in your pretty new garden and try one or two of these spring activities for children

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Topics: Parenting

Rainy Day Activities for Children to Keep them from Going Stir-Crazy

Rainy days in combination with children cooped up in the house can be a prescription for aggravation for both the kids and the adults. However, if you have a plan in advance, these kinds of occasions can be fun and an opportunity to promote family bonding.

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Topics: Parenting

Spring Activities for Children: Watch the Birdie

The snow has melted and the birds have returned from their winter homes. You don't have to go far to see the birds, you can find them right in your backyard or local park. Bird watching is an adventure full of fun for the entire family.

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Topics: Parenting

What can I do with my Kid’s Artwork?

I can still remember when each of my children came home from preschool with the first piece of art they created - a painted hand print.  Dozens more followed through elementary school. I thought I was being a great mom when I chose to store their artwork in an artist’s portfolio to give to them when they were young adults. Fast forward 10 years - I took a peek through their portfolios and was devastated to see so many of the pieces fading, yellowing, and breaking apart!

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Topics: Parenting

Three Surefire Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun

We all know that reading and writing are important skills for our kids to have. Literacy is the key to being successful in school, and later for being successful in a career. Not only that, but having good reading and writing skills will give your child a richer understanding of the world and a deeper enjoyment and appreciation for literature throughout his or her life.

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Topics: Parenting, Education

Keep Your Eyes On The Stars, And Your Feet On The Ground

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground"

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Topics: General

Make Time For Family Game Night

Scheduling a family game night is the perfect way to bring the whole family together for bonding time. Game nights give plenty of opportunity for conversation, and make "touching base" a regular and natural occurrence. Board games also provide a lot of giggles and great memories for everyone in the family.

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Topics: Parenting

Easter crafts and activities for the family

Winter is finally coming to a close. The weather is getting warmer and jackets and hats are going into storage. It's time to pull out the short-sleeved shirts and get ready for the long, sunny days ahead. 

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Topics: Parenting

Five Ideas For an Awesome Spring Break "Staycation"

For many people, spring break means suitcases, hotel rooms, and exotic (or at least sunnier) locations. Sometimes, though, a week of travel just isn't really doable. Maybe you don't have that much vacation time,  you don't enjoy traveling, or you have to save the money for a "need" instead of using it on a "want." Whatever the reason, don't feel like you can't still have an awesome time by having a spring break "staycation" instead! Here are five fun-filled ideas to get you going:

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Topics: Parenting

St. Patrick's Day Fun for the Family

St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate the life and work of St. Patrick. It is also a chance to break out the rainbow crafts and leprechaun stories. If all of this isn't enough, this green-filled holiday is the perfect opportunity to pinch people every chance we get. 

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Topics: Parenting

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