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August 2019

Sizzling, steaming, hot, hot, hot — you might think we’re talking about something right off the grill. But no, it’s just August! Take advantage of the next few weeks of summer soaking up the sun on the beach, floating in a pool or living it up lakeside. Everyone wants to get all the warm weather fun in before it’s time to go back to school. While you’re lounging by the water, pick up a copy of our August issue to keep up-to-date on what is going on and help you avoid the back-to-school-blues.

We teamed up with some local Montessori schools to give you an inside look into this educational philosophy. If you have ever been curious about what a Montessori education is all about, this is an article you will want to read. Since we’re talking about schools, you probably have your school supply list by now. It could be long and daunting. Learn how to get the best “bang for your buck” and save on the essentials.

It’s still summer and still time for summer fun. If you’re thinking of taking the family on an outdoor adventure, start with the Ten Essentials. This is a functional system designed to keep your family safe, while planning for the unexpected. You can access our magazine with these interesting stories online. Even if you’re not going hiking or camping, safety is still a number one priority. Whether your kids are biking, at the playground or just in the backyard, checkout the guidelines to make sure summer ends on a high note. And if camping is on your to-do list, the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury is sharing some wonderful books filled with adventure, mystery, marshmallows — and camps!

Everything old is new again, and the dinner party is making a comeback! But this generation of dinner parties is not like those of the past. They’re easy, breezy and perfect for busy families. While you’re thinking of entertaining, check out some ideas that will amp up your summer barbecues and picnics by using fresh-from-the-garden goodies.

This is the month where kids are thinking about trying out for school sports. Not only do they have to decide which sport is best for them, but also if they want a team sport or an individual one. Both have pros and cons. Another way to boost self-confidence in your kids is to add a little drama to their life! The world of creative drama can build expressive, self-confident children — and it’s lots of fun.  When you’re helping your youngster select the right activity, always remember to be fair and don’t compare. Every child is different  — celebrate the uniqueness of each of your children.

Before you get caught up in the school routine, get out and keep busy. There is a s lot going on this month. Just check out our August Family Fun Calendar for an amazing amount of activities that your family can enjoy together. The dog days of summer will keep you barking for more.

 

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