August 23, 2016
Moving in it self is difficult, but finding your place in your new home and amongst your new peers can be the hardest thing of all. Lucky for you, there are tons of amazing books and movies about moving and fitting in to ease the transition. Read and watch these characters make mistakes, foster friendships, reinvent themselves and their lives somewhere entirely new—just like you.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl is unlike anyone else at quiet Mica High when she starts school there as a 10th grader after a lifetime of being home schooled. The type of girl who cheers for everyone regardless of what team they’re on, Stargirl might just change Mica High forever with her vibrant and wacky personality and style. Or, will Mica High force her to change herself?
August 11, 2016
Transitioning from the summer break back into school isn’t easy. After three months of gorgeous weather and limited responsibilities, it can be hard to get back into the groove of structure, responsibility, and deadlines–not to mention waking up early and having to take tests again. If the idea of heading back to school makes you cringe, here are a few books to read that’ll help you ease the transition.
Having trouble adjusting to school? Check out The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It tells the story of Charlie, a freshman navigating through a tough start to high school, making new friends, and discovering new things about himself.
Think school is the worst thing to ever happen? Ezra Faulkner didn’t, and so he wanted his own tragedy. He sure got one. Ezra was the coolest kid in school, but his world is flipped upside down when he gets into a car accident. His sports career over, he begins to hang out with a new crowd, including new girl Cassidy. Cassidy and his new friends open his eyes to new possibilities and reaffirm his belief that accidents are not the end, but the beginning.
August 4, 2016
We’ve got a Full Fathom Five author currently kicking butt at the Rio Olympics! Alex Morgan, forward on the US Women’s Olympic Team, is also the author of the kid’s series The Kicks and her autobiography Breakaway. The USWNT won their first game of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday against New Zealand, 2-0. Carli LLoyd scored in the first half with Alex Morgan racking up the second goal shortly after halftime.
You can catch Alex Morgan and the Olympic Women’s team in action against France August 6 @ 4pm and Columbia on 8/9 @ 6pm.
August 2, 2016
We want to have fun and enjoy our experiences, not be uncomfortable. It’s a challenge to face our fears and push us forward to grow. Every time we complete a new activity, our comfort zones grows a bit. The larger our comfort zones become, the more confident and adventurous we will feel. An experience that was once unfamiliar is now something we are comfortable doing.
So here are a few great ways to expand our child’s comfort zones. Why not try one today?