Kid Websites

14 Sep

All Ages

whatsinthebible.com

whitsend.org

pbskids.org

jellytelly.com

jonathanpark.com

hiskids.net

seussville.com

cbhministries.org

myplacewithjesus.com

lifeatthepond.com

highlightskids.com

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

Language Arts:

 

 

Reading:

http://www.wegivebooks.org/

 

http://reading.ecb.org/ (Into the Book)

 

http://www.storylineonline.net/

 

 

http://www.starfall.com/

 

http://www.free-books.org/children.php

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

 

http://www.storylineonline.net/

 

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/aesop/index.html

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/

http://pbskids.org/lions/

 

http://pbskids.org/island/games/reader.php

 

Spelling/vocabulary/grammar

 

http://www.spellingcity.com/

 

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

 

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Fry-1000-Instant-Words.html

 

dailygrammar.com

 

Writing:

 

http://www.writingfix.com/traits.htm

 

 

Math:
http://www.alliancecharteracademy.com/math/
http://www.math-drills.com/algebra.shtml

 

http://www.khanacademy.org/

 

http://www.orecity.k12.or.us/staff/curriculum_resources/mathematics/family_math_activities

 

http://www.mathisfun.com/

 

http://www.funbrain.com/tictactoe/index.html

 

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/Classic/

 

http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

 

http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/games/game_dr_brains_robot.html

 

http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/number-fun/games/game_action_fraction.html

coolmath-games.com

coolmath4kids.com

http://www.aplusmath.com/

http://www.mathblaster.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

 

 

 

 

 OTHER

 

abcya.com

http://www.arcademics.com/

bp.blogspot.com

activitiesforkids.com

airast.org

bensguide.gpo.gov

https://www.brainpop.com/

https://jr.brainpop.com/

http://camp.wonderopolis.org/

computerlabkids.com

blogblog.com

blogger.com

currclick.com

cybersleuth-kids.com

ed.gov

edheads.org

education-portal.com

educationoasis.com

fivestareducational.com

http://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.fun4thebrain.com/

gutenberg.com

http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

homeschool.com

homeschooling.gomilpitas.com

http://www.highlightskids.com/

ixl.com

jc-schools.net

kids.gov

kidsdomain.com

kidsknowit.com

learnzillion.com

http://pbskids.org/

picadome.fcps.net

poptropica.com

quizhub.com

reading.ecb.org

schema.org

school.discoveryeducation.com

shambles.net

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

sitesforteachers.com

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/

http://www.sumdog.com/

switcheroozoo.com

tekmom.com

http://www.turtlediary.com/

virtual.itg.uiuc.edu

wcu.edu

orecity.k12.or.us

 

 

 

 

Science:

http://pbskids.org/wildkratts/

http://virtual.itg.uiuc.edu/

http://edheads.org/

http://www.biologycorner.com/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/



Social Studies:

 

 

http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html ]http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html

 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.asp

 

http://www.historyonthenet.com/

 

http://www.econedlink.org/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/

kids.nationalgeographic.com

nationalgeographic.com

smithsonianeducation.org

history.com

historyonthenet.com

besthistorysites.net

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

 

Technology:

 

typingweb.com

teachmecomputers.tripod.com

http://typingsoft.com/all_typing_tutors.htm

http://www.webspirationpro.com/about

 

http://scratch.mit.edu/channel/featured
Keyboarding – Dance Mat Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Keyboarding – full online course http://www.goodtyping.com/

Keyboarding – lessons www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html

Keyboarding – lessons  http://www.typing-lessons.org/

Keyboarding – lessons  www.freetypinggame.net/free-typing-lesson.asp

 

http://www.dancemattypingguide.com/

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2016 Summer Events!

24 May

2016 Summer Events!

 

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VBS

Oregon City Evangelical Church

https://www.facebook.com/oceckids/

June 20th-24th 9-12:10

$15 per child or $35 family max

 

Clackamas Bible Church

http://www.clackamasbible.org/vbs

June 27-July 1, 2016, 9am to noon

 

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Mega Sports Camp

http://www.mvcommunity.net/mega-sports-camp

All kids, preschool (ages 4-5) through 6th grade this fall, can sign up now at the MVKids welcome table or you can download a registration form here. Join us for great sports instruction, fun music and inspiring Bible stories. Camp will run TUESDAY, June 28th – FRIDAY, July 1st from 9AM to noon atBeavercreek Elementary School. Cost is $15 and it includes a T-shirt and much more! Sports this year include soccer, basketball, cheer, flag football, skateboarding (1st 25 kids) & a preschool skills camp for kids ages 4-5.

For more information contact Heidi Newkirk –heidi@mvcommunity.net

Registation forms and money can be mailed to:
Mountain View Community Church, 1678-P S. Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045

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High Power Soccer Camp

August 1-5th

5:30-8:30 pm

 

http://www.gfbcfamily.org/events_items/high-power-soccer-camp-2016/

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Max Patterson Park Activities

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Wilsonville Kids Fun Run

http://www.kidsfunrun.com/

July 30th -free

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Summer Robotics Club

Get ready for Summer Robotics Club!
Learn electronics recycling, computer programming, 3-D printing, Tinkercad, & find out how to join the Kraxberger Gearheads! [free for kids entering grades 6-8]10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from June 21 — July 21.  For information, email mentor Shawn Price at shawn.price@gladstonerobotics.com.

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Free bowling

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

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 Gladstone Schools offer free summer lunch for kids

Gladstone Schools will again sponsor a free summer lunch program for kids and teens.  Funded by the federal government, the program provides all youths with a nutritious lunch.Hot lunches will be provided at two locations, June 9 to August 1, on Mondays to Fridays (except July 4).

Gladstone Center for Children & Families
18905 Portland Avenue
11 a.m. to noon

Kraxberger Middle School
17777 Webster Road
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This is a drop-in program, and all youths (age 1 to 18) are welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, income, or religion.

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Summer Library Reading Program

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Gladstone Events

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Jordan Kent Skills Camp

http://www.jordankentcamps.com/#!register-schedule/c66t

 

REGISTER

 

TUALATIN BASEBALL CAMP

JULY 18-21 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Wood Middle School

A baseball specific camp! Campers will participate in skills, drills, and games while learning about nutrition education in this unique opportunity!

 

+Nutrition Education and Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, socks and raffle prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

Admission: $109

 

REGISTER

 

TUALATIN SUMMER MULTI-SPORT CAMP #1

JUNE 27-30 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

A multi-sport camp offering football, basketball, or soccer where your camper will participate in skills, drills, and games while learning about nutrition education!

 

+Nutrition Education and Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, socks and raffle prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

Admission: $160 FULL DAY // $120 PARTIAL DAY

 

REGISTER

 

TUALATIN SUMMER MULTI-SPORT CAMP #2

JULY 11-14 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

A multi-sport camp offering football, basketball, or soccer where your camper will participate in skills, drills, and games while learning about nutrition education!

 

+Nutrition Education and Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, socks, and raffle prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

Admission: $160 FULL DAY // $120 PARTIAL DAY

REGISTER

 

TUALATIN SUMMER MULTI-SPORT CAMP #3

JULY 25-28 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

A multi-sport camp offering football, basketball, or soccer where your camper will participate in skills, drills, and games while learning about nutrition education!

 

+Nutrition Education and Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, socks, and raffle prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

Admission: $160 FULL DAY // $120 PARTIAL DAY

 

REGISTER

 

TUALATIN SUMMER MULTI-SPORT CAMP #4

AUGUST 15-18 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

A multi-sport camp offering football, basketball, or soccer where your camper will participate in skills, drills, and games while learning about nutrition education!

 

+Nutrition Education and Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, socks, and raffle prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

Admission: $160 FULL DAY // $120 PARTIAL DAY

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Cinemark Movie Summer List

http://www.cinemark.com/images/smc2016/2016%20SMC%20-%201002.pdf

2016 SMC - 1002

 

Summer Movie Express 2016

–       Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

 

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

  • Week 1
    The Lego Movie
    Max
  • Week 2
    Goosebumps
    The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
  • Week 3
    Pan
    The Smurfs 2
  • Week 4
    Despicable Me 2
    Home
  • Week 5
    Minions
    The Peanuts Movie
  • Week 6
    Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
    Curious George
  • Week 7
    The Book of Life
    Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Week 8
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
    Shaun The Sheep
  • Week 9
    The Croods
    Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
Regal Wilsonville Stadium 9 Wilsonville, OR 10.1 June 21 Hide Schedule
All movies start at 10AM and are rated G or PG View theater details

 

Week Dates Movies
Week 1 Tue June 21
Wed June 22
The Lego Movie
Max
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 2 Tue June 28
Wed June 29
Goosebumps
Iron Giant: Signature Edition
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 3 Tue July 5
Wed July 6
Pan
The Smurfs 2
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 4 Tue July 12
Wed July 13
Despicable Me 2
Home
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 5 Tue July 19
Wed July 20
Minions
The Peanuts Movie
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 6 Tue July 26
Wed July 27
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Curious George
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 7 Tue August 2
Wed August 3
The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 8 Tue August 9
Wed August 10
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 9 Tue August 16
Wed August 17
The Croods
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

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Portland Timbers and Thorns Fans and Soccer Players,

Summer is quickly approaching, which means Timbers and Thorns youth summer camps are just around the corner! With multiple camps happening each week throughout the greater-Portland area and Southwest Washington, this summer will surely be one to remember! Their camps provide fantastic opportunity for kids to learn new skills and abilities, play exciting games, and most importantly have FUN! All of their summer listings and registration for camps can be found at www.timbers.com under the Youth tab, and then under Camps.

2016 Summer Day Camps (Boys & Girls Ages 5-13)

Campers will receive a Timbers Camp T-shirt and 50 percent off all items at the adidas Employee store – good for a month, sent in an email at the end of each camp with details. Campers who attend Providence Park camps will also have an opportunity to see the first-team locker room, plus a chance to see the Timber’s MLS Championship trophy! Player Appearances are subject to availability; the first team typically trains in the morning, so there is a better chance that player appearances will happen in the afternoon. There are both half-day and full-day camp sessions, and registrations are filling up quickly!

***Club specific camps (ex. Westside Timbers, Eastside Timbers, etc.) are open to any soccer players, no matter what club you play for!

***Summer Day Camps are coed – open to both Boys and Girls!

2016 Summer Timbers/Thorns Residential Camps (Boys & Girls Ages 12-18)

The Portland Timbers/Thorns Residential Camps will be open to players interested in trying out for the Timbers U16 and U18 Academy teams, the Thorns U15 and U17 Academy teams, players trying out for their high school teams and high school teams who want to come in together as a team. With the Timbers under MLS mandate to field US Soccer Academy teams in 2016, the Timbers Residential Camp will incorporate both an Academy Prep group and a High School prep group. The 2016 camps had close to 110 players in attendance, with some incredible feedback from players and coaches alike!

How do I register for camp?

All camps are listed on the Timbers Website at www.timbers.com. under the Youth/Camp tab, or, you can click here for the list of camps they will offer this summer. Once you find the camp you are looking for, you can click the ‘register’ button, and that will take you to their registration page. You will be asked to create an account with your campers’ information in it. Once you have created your account, you will be able to register for camp. The list is broken up by month and type of camp (half-day or full-day), unless you are looking for the Providence Park camps; those will be found under Providence Park half-day or full-day camps.

As always, if you have any questions about the Timbers Camp Program, please feel free to email the Timbers Camp Manager, Brittney Elsensohn, at belsensohn@timbers.com.

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Dear Music Man Families,

We have an exciting selection of summer camps open for registration! Sign up today to take advantage of our early registration pricing (ends May 31st). Our camps are listed below and registration is available on our website at www.musicmanstudio.com/camps.

Thank you!

-Music Man Studio

Beginning Music Theory

Dates: Mon. July 11 – Fri. July 15, 2016

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 8 – 15

Early Registration Price: $72 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $80

This camp is for students ages 8 – 15 years old who want to expand their understanding of music. It will cover major and minor keys, the circle of fifths, intervals, ear training, and much more. Students should have a basic ability to read music, and should be ready to learn more.

Beginning Percussion Camp

Dates: Mon. June 13, Tues. June 14, and Thurs. June 16, 2016

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 8 & up

Early Registration Price: $67.50 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $75

This three day camp is for kids ages 8 and up who want to learn the basics of playing a percussion instrument. It will cover reading and playing basic rhythms, rudiments and drumming techniques. No previous musical experience is required. The camp will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. 

*Tuition includes a practice pad and drumsticks for the student to practice on and keep.*

Beginning Strings Camp (Session 1)

Dates: Mon. June 27 – Thurs. June 30, 2016

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 5 – 12

Early Registration Price: $75 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $85

This exciting, four day long, day camp is for students, ages 5 – 12, who are interested in learning to play violin, viola, or cello. No previous musical experience is necessary. Instruments will be provided for students to use during camp. Instrument choice is dependent on availability.

The camp program includes: group instruction, music theory, ear training, and a culminating performance.

Students should bring a snack.

Beginning Strings Camp (Session 2)

Dates: Mon. August 1, 2016 – Thurs. August 4, 2016

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 5 – 12

Early Registration Price: $75 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $85

This exciting, four day long, day camp is for students, ages 5 – 12, who are interested in learning to play violin, viola, or cello. No previous musical experience is necessary. Instruments will be provided for students to use during camp. Instrument choice is dependent on availability.

The camp program includes: group instruction, music theory, ear training, and a culminating performance.

Students should bring a snack.

Choral Camp

Dates: Mon. June 27 – Fri. July 1, 2016

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 9 – 14

Early Registration Price: $72 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $80

Music Man Studio’s Choral Camp is open to kids ages 9 – 14 who want to have fun singing with friends. Students will learn, rehearse, and perform choral music, and learn performance and rehearsal techniques along the way. No previous musical experience is required. The camp will meet Monday through Friday, with a culminating performance on Friday, July 1st

Intro to Guitar (Session 1)

Dates: Mon. July 18 – Thurs. July 21, 2016

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 8 – 12

Early Registration Price: $58.50

Regular Price (after May 31st): $65

This camp is open to students ages 8 – 12 who are interested in learning the guitar. No previous musical experience is necessary as students will learn the guitar from the ground up and learn basic techniques that will give them a great foundation to build on. Camp will focus on chords, simple melodies, and chord progressions. Students will need to bring their own instrument or plan to rent one from Music Man.

Intro to Guitar (Session 2)

Dates: Mon. July 25 – Thurs. July 28, 2016

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 8 – 12

Early Registration Price: $58.50 

Regular Price (after May 31st): $65

This camp is open to students ages 8 – 12 who are interested in learning the guitar. No previous musical experience is necessary as students will learn the guitar from the ground up and learn basic techniques that will give them a great foundation to build on. Camp will focus on chords, simple melodies, and chord progressions. Students will need to bring their own instrument or plan to rent one from Music Man.

Intro to Ukulele

Dates: Mon. July 18 – Thurs. July 21, 2016

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 7 – 12

Early Registration Price: $58.50

Regular Price (after May 31st): $65

This camp is open to students ages 7 – 12 interested in learning the ukulele. No previous musical experience is necessary as students will learn the ukulele from the ground up and learn basic techniques that will give them a great foundation to build on. Camp will focus on chords, simple melodies, and chord progressions.

Students will need to bring their own instrument.

Rock Band Camp

Dates: Mon. July 25 – Thurs. July 28, 2016

Time: 12:15 – 1:45 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 9 – 14

Early Registration Price: $72

Regular Price (after May 31st): $80

This four day camp is for kids ages 9 – 14 who want to experience playing in a rock band. It is open to students who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or something else, as long as they show up ready to rock! Campers will learn some basic rock tunes, stage presence, and maybe even some rock-style composition.

Friends and Family are invited to a performance on Thursday, July 28th starting at 1:15 pm.

Teen Opera Workshop

Dates: Mon. June 27 – Fri. July 1, 2016

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 13 & up

Early Registration Price: $72

Regular Price (after May 31st): $80

This camp for teens ages 13 and up will focus on learning, rehearsing, and performing a scene from an opera. Students only need a basic understanding of how to read music, but some vocal training is preferred.

The camp will meet Monday through Friday, with a final performance on Friday, July 1st.

Woodwind Chamber Music Camp

Dates: Mon. July 11 – Thurs. July 14, 2015

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 11 – 18

Early Registration Price: $72

Regular Price (after May 31st): $80

This camp is for students who play flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, or bassoon, and who want to experience playing as part of a smaller group. Campers will learn rehearsal and performance techniques, as well as how to listen and blend with other musicians. Students should have at least two years of school band experience or one year of private lessons. The camp will meet Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

Young Strings Camp

Dates: Mon. June 20 – Fri. June 24, 2016

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Music Man Studio

Ages: 8 – 12

Early Registration Price: $135

Regular Price (after May 31st): $145

This exciting week long day camp is for students, ages 8 – 12, who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. The camp program includes: string orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, music theory, ear training, and a culminating performance. The performance will be Friday June 24th at 12:00 pm.

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Summer Reading Challenge

http://www.exodusbooks.com/summer-reading-challenge.aspx

Exodus Books 2016 Summer reading program

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Hanging In Trees

Who doesn’t love climbing trees? Reminisce to those summer days when you were hanging carefree with a smile on your face. You can relive those memories, and create new ones, with a bit of a twist! Expedition Old Growth will provide a guided ascent to the upper most canopies of the majestic trees right here in our local parks. Don’t be surprised if your appreciation for the living habitat and unique flora thriving within the park’s forest floor and up into the tree-tops doesn’t grow too! Bring the kids for an ultimate family experience. Life within the trees – experience, learn and appreciate. There is a minimum of six participants and a maximum of 12.

Throughout the summer there will be three opportunities to try out this unique program: June 4, July 30 and August 13. Each program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. 

Mary S Young Park 19900 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068

For more specific details contact Damien Carre, expeditionoldgrowth@gmail.com or click http://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/tour-tree-canopys?utm_source=West+Linn+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fa2614ddda-May+25+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb2e0d5849-fa2614ddda-229895317

 

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North Clackamas Park & Rec

http://teamsideline.com/Org/Content.aspx?d=%2fxzguVXpcWlT6efjRWjZAwbzaatUibS38IRhcePKNrk%3d

DATE CAMP OFFERING DAYS TIME AGE LOCATION FEE
6/20-6/24 Horseback Beginner M-F 9 am – noon 6-17 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
6/20-6/24 Super Hoopers Gr. K-2 M-F 9 am – noon 5-8 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $95/NR $105
6/20-6/24 Super Hoopers Gr. 3-5 M-F 1 – 4 pm 8-11 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $95/NR $105
6/27-6/30 Dance Around the World M-Th 9 – 11:30 am 4-7 yrs Milwaukie Center R $85/NR $95
6/27-7/1 Horseback Advanced M-F 9 am – noon 11-18 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
6/27-7/1 Fun Field Days M-F 9 am – noon 5-12 yrs Hood View Park R $95/NR $105
6/27-7/1 Outdoor Explorers M-F 1 – 4 pm 5-12 yrs Hood View Park R $95/NR $105
6/27-7/1 Rising Starz Cheer M-F 9 am – noon 5-8 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $95/NR $105
6/27-7/1 Shining Starz Cheer M-F 9 am – 2 pm 9-14 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $115/NR $125
6/27-7/1 Tennis Beginner M-F 9:30 am – noon 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
7/5-7/8 Horseback Intro to Jump Tu-F 9 am – noon 12-18 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
7/11-7/15 Horseback Beginner M-F 9 am – noon 6-17 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
7/11-7/15 Track & Field M-F 9 am – noon 5-12 yrs Alder Creek MS R $95/NR $105
7/11-7/15 Tennis Basic/Inter. M-F 9:30 am – noon 9-13 yrs Risley Park R $95/NR $105
7/18-7/22 Horseback Advanced M-F 9 am – noon 11-18 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
7/18-7/22 Super Hoopers Gr. 3-5 M-F 9 am – noon 8-11 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $95/NR $105
7/18-7/22 Super Hoopers Gr. 6-8 M-F 1 – 4 pm 11-14 yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $95/NR $105
7/18-7/22 Tennis Beginner M-F 9:30 am – noon 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
7/18-7/22 Tennis Basic/Inter. M-F 1 – 3:30 pm 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
7/25-7/29 Horseback Beginner M-F 9 am – noon 6-17 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
7/25-7/29 Outdoor Explores M-F 9 am – noon 5-12 yrs Hood View Park R $95/NR $105
7/25-7/29 Fun Field Days M-F 1 – 4 pm 5-12 yrs Hood View Park R $95/NR $105
7/25-7/30 Missoula Children’s Theatre M-Sa 10 am – 2:30 pm* 6-18yrs Mt. Scott Elem R $75/NR $85
8/1-8/5 Horseback Advanced M-F 9 am – noon 11-18 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
8/1-8/5 Dance Around the World M-F 9:30 – 11:30 am 4-7 yrs Milwaukie Center R $85/NR $95
8/1-8/5 Tennis Basic/Inter. M-F 9:30 am – noon 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
8/1-8/5 Tennis Beginner M-F 1 – 3:30 pm 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
8/1-8/5 Super Hoopers Gr. K-2 M-F 9 am – noon 5-8 yrs Verne Duncan Elem R $95/NR $105
8/1-8/5 Super Hoopers Gr. 6-8 M-F 1 – 4 pm 11-14 yrs Verne Duncan Elem R $95/NR $105
8/8-8/12 Horseback Beginner M-F 9 am – noon 6-17 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275
8/8-8/12 Learning Lacrosse M-F 9 am – noon 5-12 yrs Hood View Park R $95/NR $105
8/8-8/12 Tennis Beginner M-F 9:30 am – noon 9-13 yrs Happy Valley Park R $95/NR $105
8/15-8/19 Horseback Advanced M-F 9 am – noon 6-17 yrs Highland Stables R $265/NR $275

 

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West Linn Spray Parks

Over Memorial Day weekend the city opened its five Sprayparks located in:

  • Hammerle Park
  • Marylhurst Heights Park
  • Robinwood Park
  • Tanner Creek Park
  • Willamette Park

These are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also, be aware that bicycles, skateboards, scooters and dogs are not allowed.

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Al’s Garden Kids Club

http://www.als-gardencenter.com/index.php/events/al-s-kids-club

 

Create an Herb Sensory Garden (s)

06-11-201611:00 am
$7.50

We will help your child learn about their five senses by creating a sensory garden, rich with different colors, textures, scents and tastes. In celebration of Perennials Gardening Month, June is the perfect time to learn more about herbs and explore their many uses and benefits. Each child will plant and take home an herb garden to enjoy.

Create an Herb Sensory Garden (g)

06-18-201611:00 am
$7.50

We will help your child learn about their five senses by creating a sensory garden, rich with different colors, textures, scents and tastes. In celebration of Perennials Gardening Month, June is the perfect time to learn more about herbs and explore their many uses and benefits. Each child will plant and take home an herb garden to enjoy

Blueberry Basics (w)

07-02-201611:00 am

Blueberries are my favorite! Not only do they have a flavor that perfectly balances sweet, tart and tangy, they are also nutritional stars! Beyond the fabulous fruit, blueberry plants also have amazing fall color. Learn more about growing berries and take home a blueberry plant to start your own crop.

Blueberry Basics (s)

07-09-201611:00 am
$7.50

Blueberries are my favorite! Not only do they have a flavor that perfectly balances sweet, tart and tangy, they are also nutritional stars! Beyond the fabulous fruit, blueberry plants also have amazing fall color. Learn more about growing berries and take home a blueberry plant to start your own crop.

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My friend Tami sent these camps out:

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June 20-24.  Skyhawks Baseball Camp. Ages 6-12.  9am-3pm.  Willamette Park, West Linn.  $145.

Skyhawks baseball takes the rich history of the game from Cooperstown to your town. Our professional curriculum teaches the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running all in a fun, positive environment by local Skyhawks staff. Specifically designed for beginning to intermediate players, all athletes regardless of skill level will learn new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and responsibility. All participants will come away with new friends, new skills and a love for the game!

https://www.skyhawks.com/activity/baseball/baseball-camp/city-of-west-linn/OR+west-linn+97068/23059/

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July 11-15.  Minecraft Advanced Building with WorldEdit. Grades 4-8.  1-4pm.  Oregon Episcopal School, Portland.  $215.

WorldEdit is an easy-to-use in-game Minecraft map editor. Through a combination of commands and “brushes”, you can sculpt your world or simply perform numerous terraforming tasks. WorldEdit can be used to quickly create, replace or delete thousands of blocks in seconds. Players can cool things like create basic shapes like spheres, cylinders, or even use home to create worlds. 

http://summer.oes.edu/camp/minecraft-advanced-building-week-3-711-15/

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July 18-22.  ACCF Jr. High Camp.  Grades 6-8.  Camp Bradley.  $275.

Join us for five incredible days at Lake Bradley. There will be epic games, great food, unbelievable surprises and rich Spirit-led times through God’s Word. Gear up and hold on because this will not be like any camp you’ve ever been to before! DO NOT MISS THIS!

http://atheycreek.com/events/16963/camp-2/

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June 13-17.  Skyhawks Tennis Camp.  Ages 7-12.  9am-12pm.  Athey Creek Middle School, West Linn.  $109. 

Grab your tennis racquet and get ready to play! Whether you’re a beginning, an intermediate or an advanced player, this program will improve your game and help you get more enjoyment from tennis. Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players. Each player is given personal attention and taught through repetition in an enjoyable, lively atmosphere. Skyhawks Sports tennis breaks down the fundamental skills of tennis through easily understood games and exercises to help improve the athlete’s overall coordination and technique. Players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. In addition to developing a love for tennis, athletes will learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis such an exciting game to play. Due to limited court space, these programs fill quickly.

https://www.skyhawks.com/activity/tennis/tennis-camp/city-of-west-linn/OR+west-linn+97068/23058/

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July 25-28.  ACCF Grade School Camp.  Grades 3-5.  Camp Yamhill.  Price hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s usually around $250.

http://atheycreek.com/ministries/grade-school/

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August 1-4.  Master’s School of Art.  Ages 6-17.  9:30-2:15.  Sunnyside Church, Clackamas.  $175.  Ruby is already registered for this camp and she will be taking Drawing, Painting, Animal Drawing, Anime, and Crafts. 

Masters School of Art is a non-denominational Christian art school adhering to conservative values. We aim to be above reproach in both curriculum and theory.  MSOA Foundational Studies and College Program strongly support the classical arts. Our goal is to teach the secrets of the old masters, bringing back the craft of the Renaissance. Foundational to the visual arts program is representational drawing, the mastery of which opens the door to versatility in subject and medium.

MSOA’s teachers and staff are committed to excellence in teaching and in developing a positive class atmosphere. Small classes and individual attention help each student reach his or her maximum potential.

We aspire to create a school where different disciplines of the arts (drawing, painting, graphics, multimedia, music, dance, drama, film, etc.) work hand in hand, supporting and strengthening one another, and our goal is to use the arts to minister to churches, the community, and the world.

http://www.msoaonline.com/summercamps.htm

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August 15-19.  Art:  Raining Cats & Dogs.  Grades K-5.  9:30-12:00.  Mosaic Arts Loft, Sherwood.  $135.

Capture your favorite pet (or create your own pet) in memorable pet portraits using pastel drawing as well as acrylic painting. Campers will explore the art of Alexandra Day used for illustrations in the Carl dog books.

http://www.mosaicartsloft.com/summer-art-camp-class-details/

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Good Friday

25 Mar

I came across this article on Good Friday. What a simple and great reminder.

 

Good Friday is TODAY!  Today the world changed…..

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/03/25/mom-why-is-it-called-good-friday.html

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Summer 2015 List

17 May

Summer 2015 List

 

Free bowling

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

 

 

Safety Town

–June (West Linn) $70 Sunset Fire Hall

From June 22-26, 9am-11am and August 17-21 9-11 am

 

 

Regal Summer Movie List

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

Week 1 starts June 23rd Tuesday & Wednesdays at 10am

Regal places playing movies: Wilsonville Stadium 9

Week Dates Movies
Week 1 Tue June 23
Wed June 24
Nut Job
Annie
Week 2 Tue June 30
Wed July 1
Earth to Echo
Boxtrolls
Week 3 Tue July 7
Wed July 8
Paddington
Turbo
Week 4 Tue July 14
Wed July 15
Rio 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Week 5 Tue July 21
Wed July 22
Mr. Peabody
Book of Life
Week 6 Tue July 28
Wed July 29
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Penguins of Madagascar
Week 7 Tue August 4
Wed August 5
Madagascar 3
Dolphin Tale 2
Week 8 Tue August 11
Wed August 12
Muppets, Most Wanted
Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Week 9 Tue August 18
Wed August 19
The Lego Movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

 

 

Summer Movie Clubhouse

6/17/2014 – 8/19/2014

Time: 10am

Location: Century Clackamas Town Center & XD Theater, Upper Level, Food Court

Contact: (503) 654-1498

Ten fun films for kids!

$5 for ten movies when purchased in advance at the box office.
$1 per show when purchased at the box office.
All films Rated G or PG and all show times are at 10am.

June 16 – Dolphin Tale 2
June 23 – Mr. Peabody
June 30 – Penguins of Madagascar
July 7 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
July 14 – How To Train Your Dragon 2
July 21 – Alvin
July 28 – Dog Days Wimpy Kid
August 4 –Nut Job

August 11 – Rio 2

August 18 – Turbo

2015 SMC - 1002color

http://www.cinemark.com/images/smc2015/2015%20SMC%20-%201002color.pdf

 

Summer Library Reading Program

Comes out mid June

 

High Power Soccer Camp

July 27-31

5:30-8:30 pm

 

http://children.gfbcfamily.org/Rock_Solid_Kids/High_Power_Soccer.html

 

 

VBS

Oregon City Evangelical Church

June 22nd-26th 9-12:10

$11 per child or $28 family max

 

Clackamas Bible Church

June 22-26

9-noon

 

Wilsonville Kids Fun Run

July 25th

 

 

Max Patterson Park Activities

Schedule comes out mid June

 

Jordan Kent Skills Camp

http://www.jordankentcamps.com/#!register-schedule/c66t

TUALATIN JUNE MULTI-SPORT CAMP

JUNE 22-25 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

Our signature camp experience where campers will participate in either Football, Basketball, or Soccer!

 

+Nutrition Education and Daily Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, Snack, and Raffle Prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

$149 Full Day (9a-3p) // $109 Partial Day (9a-1p) *Prices are for full week

 

 

TUALATIN #1 MULTI-SPORT CAMP

JULY 20-23 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

 

Our signature camp experience where campers will participate in either Football, Basketball, or Soccer!

 

+Nutrition Education and Daily Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, Snack, and Raffle Prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

$149 Full Day (9a-3p) // $109 Partial Day (9a-1p) *Prices are for full week

 

TUALATIN #2 MULTI-SPORT CAMP

AUGUST 10-13 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Horizon Christian High School

 

Our signature camp experience where campers will participate in either Football, Basketball, or Soccer!

 

+Nutrition Education and Daily Life Skill Lesson

+ T-Shirt, Snack, and Raffle Prizes included!

+Open to boys and girls ages 6-12

$149 Full Day (9a-3p) // $109 Partial Day (9a-1p) *Prices are for full week

 

Alliance Summer Experience

Monday-Wednesday June 15-17

 

We are trying something new this year – the Alliance Summer Experience! Mrs. Edinger is offering 2 classes on Magnets – one for 1st-2nd grade and one for 3rd-5th grade. Mrs. Southworth is offering 2 Art classes – one for 1st-2nd grade and one for 3rd-5th grade.

 

The Schedule:

Science                                                Art

9-10:45 1st-2nd grade                              9-10:45 3rd-5th grade

11-12:45 3rd-5th grade                            11-12:45 1st-2nd grade

 

The cost:

$50 per class – includes all materials

 

Parents are not required to be in the classroom.

A registration form is being put together, and will be sent out shortly.

 

 

Summer opportunities in Gladstone:                                                 

http://gladstone.k12.or.us/summer-opportunities/

Gladstone recreation guide offers summer fun

Sports camps? Robotics? Performing arts? Driver Education? Summer adventures await, thanks to a spectrum of classes and day camps available through Gladstone’s community education program.

Copies of the summer activities guide, filled with activities for children, teens, and adults, are available atwww.gladstone.k12.or.us, or by calling 503-650-2570.

“Besides the opportunity to explore new interests and make new friends, day camps provide the opportunity to gain independence and confidence,” said Lennie Bjornsen, Gladstone Schools’ Director of Student and Family Support. “These experiences can help children learn new skills in fun ways.”

For families on a budget, the guide offers a list of free activities sponsored by the Gladstone Public Library, several bargain-priced activities in Patterson Park, and free lunch programs for youths at both Kraxberger Middle School and the Gladstone Center for Children and Families.

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 Gladstone Schools offer free summer lunch for kids

Gladstone Schools will again sponsor a free summer lunch program for kids and teens.  Funded by the federal government, the program provides all youths with a nutritious lunch.Hot lunches will be provided at two locations, June 9 to August 1, on Mondays to Fridays (except July 4).

Gladstone Center for Children & Families
18905 Portland Avenue
11 a.m. to noon

Kraxberger Middle School
17777 Webster Road
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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Free Robotics Workshop at Kraxberger Middle School

Kids entering grades 4 to 8 are invited to drop in for a free Robotics Workshop at Kraxberger Middle School, organized by the Gearheads Robotics Club.

The workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon on these summer Thursdays:
June 12, 19 & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. The group meets in the back portable classroom at Kraxberger Middle School, 177777 Webster Road, in Gladstone. Free lunch is available in the school cafeteria from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. on these days.

For more information, contact mentor Shawn Price at 503.723.5609.
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Introduction to Robotics class 

Kids entering grades 3 to 8 can learn how to build a robot out of Legos, add motors and sensors, and write programs to make it do tasks. Then build and program your own robot (value $100+), and compete in competitions. Students will gain practical knowledge of basic electronics and programming while learning problem-solving and critical thinking. The class is taught by Gladstone Robotics advisor James Ward and student mentors.

The class, at Gladstone High School, is scheduled for two weekends: July 18-19 and 25-26. The group meets Fridays from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 4:30 p.m. The course costs $169. To register, call 503-650-2570.
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Kraxberger KAOS Summer Program offers fun for a bargain price

Gladstone students entering grades 5 to 8 are invited to a bargain-priced summer program that includes sports and activities, plus a free lunch and a healthy snack. The program cost is just $25.

Activities will vary daily, but may include soccer, kickball, basketball, dodge ball, crafts, art, knitting, robotics, ultimate Frisbee, hip hop dance, capture the flag, and more.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays, June 23 to July 17. To register, call 503-650-2570.
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Gladstone Public library offers free fun for kids and teens

Fizz • Boom • Read
Summer Reading Program for children 12 and under

Register starting June 7 for a program that will keep your kids reading all summer long. Track progress with a reading lab, and win prizes along the way.

Don’t miss our June 7 kick-off event from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Get your summer reading goodie bag, get your face painted, and participate in fun activities!

Don’t miss these Special Events!

The Knights of Veritas
Friday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. @ the library
Be transported to ancient times where knights will teach you about medieval weapons, armor, combat and chivalry.

The Science of Music
Thursday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. @ the library
Explore the science of sound! Use songs and instruments to experiment with sound. Learn how you can create instruments with objects you find at home.

The Reptile Man
Thursday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. @ the Gladstone Center for Children and Families (18905 Portland Avenue) Learn about reptiles with a live demonstration sure to make you squirm! Come for free lunch from 11 to noon.

Weekly Science & Stories

Preschool Science & Stories
Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library
Mondays @10:30[June 9 to July 28] at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families
Stay for free lunch at the GCCF from 11 a.m. to noon!

Lab Rats
Saturdays at 11 a.m. — Gladstone Public Library
Stories and science for elementary students.

Teen Summer Fun
Teen summer reading program: Sign up starting June 7 for our teen reading program and earn admission to our video gaming tournament to win a gaming system. For information, ask at the front desk.

6 p.m. at Gladstone Public Library
1st Thursdays: Teen game night
2nd Thursdays: Anime Club
3rd Thursdays: Dr. Who Club
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Garage Sale to benefit Gladstone Schools

A community garage sale is planned, featuring zillions of bargains on household items, clothing, sports equipment, baby gear, books, furniture, office supplies, craft supplies, and collectibles. Sponsored by the Gladstone Education Foundation, all proceeds will benefit Gladstone Schools.

The garage sale will take place in the cafeteria at Gladstone High School from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 13 and14, and June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gladstone High is located at 18800 Portland Avenue.

For donation pick up or to volunteer for event set-up, call Corinne at 503-722-2284 or Kathy at 971-227-2655. All donations are tax-deductible.
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Gladstone Clothes Closet, Food Pantry set summer hours

Between June 19 and July 31, the Gladstone Community Clothes Closet will shift to summer hours, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. The Food Pantry will be open this summer on the same schedule, providing food items to families in need.

Youths needing clothes are welcome to visit the Clothes Closet during open hours. Current donation needs are used or new shoes and new packages of youth socks, underwear, and diapers. [Please deliver donations only during operating hours.]

The new clothes closet on the Gladstone High campusprovides free clothing to youths from birth to age 21. It is located on the north side of the GHS campus, accessible from the fire lane off Nelson Lane. The Gladstone Food Pantry is located next door to the Clothes Closet.

For back-to-school clothing needs, regular Clothes Closet hours will resume August 7:  Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call LaRae Applebee at 503.758.4411.
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Register now for free summer friendship groups

Help your young child gain confidence in friendship skills through fun-filled friendship groups at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families. Run by LifeWorks Northwest, the groups promote social and emotional skills for children to be successful at school and at home. Come at 11 a.m. for a free lunch!

Age 5 to 7: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 10 to July 31 from noon to 1 p.m.
Age 3 & 4: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 10 to July 31 from noon to 1 p.m.

Space is limited. To register or get more information, call Lifeworks Northwest at 503.496.5770.
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Story Town builds reading readiness

Family Stepping Stones presents a weekly summer story time, with crafts, snacks, games, and songs all tied to a classic children’s book.

The group meets Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Family Stepping Stones, 18907 Portland Avenue in Gladstone, part of the Gladstone Center for Children & Families. Story times are best for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 8. One adult must be present for every four children attending.

Space is limited. To register, call Chelsea Hamilton at 503.496.5764 or emailParentingNowFSS@gmail.com.
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Free Kindergarten Readiness Summer Program

Is your child starting kindergarten this fall? LifeWorks Northwest is offering a summer program of fun activities to help children build new skills and make new friends to prepare them for academic, social, and emotional success in modern-day kindergarten.

The class runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, June 9 to July 30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Following the class, students are invited to stay for a free lunch.

Space is limited. For more information, and to register, call 503.496.5770.
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Free summer playgroup for age 5 and under

Parents with children from birth to age 5 are invited to a free summer playgroup in Gladstone. Join us for fun in our shady covered playground, complete with trike roadways, a play structure, and more. Please, no more than 3 children per adult, and no children over 5.

Playgroup will meet Thursdays from noon to 1:15 beginning June 12 through the summer at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families: 18905 Portland Ave. in Gladstone. Children are invited to come early for a free lunch served from 11 to noon.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Link your Fred Meyer card to benefit Gladstone Schools

Help Gladstone Schools earn donations when you shop at Fred Meyer with your rewards card. You still get your fuel points & rebates, and Gladstone Schools gets a community donation from Fred Meyer. So far, with just 19 people signed up, we have already raised over $300. Easy money!

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer rewards card to Gladstone Schools at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Be sure to enter Gladstone Schools, #80945.

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Golf Tournament to raise funds for Gladstone Schools

Golfers, kick off your involvement in the Gladstone Cultural Festival at the golf tournament fundraiser organized by the Gladstone Education Foundation. All proceeds benefit Gladstone Schools.

The tournament is at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, August 1 at Stone Creek Golf Course. Participation is $125 per Golfer. Hole sponsorship is $1000 and includes golfing for 4. To sponsor a hole or to register your team, call Bill Kemnitzer at 503-522-2884 or email billkemnitzer@aol.com.

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Gladstone schools urge families to keep kids learning this summer

Over the long summer break, students risk losing some of the progress they made in school this year.  Finding opportunities for kids to practice their skills can prevent this.  That’s why Gladstone Schools is urging parents to keep their kids involved in reading, math, and science activities this summer.

“As we move forward with more challenging national standards, keeping students learning throughout the summer becomes more important than ever,” said John Wetten Principal Wendy Wilson.  “This can happen in many ways, from family excursions to the library, to encouraging children to be active scientific observers while camping or walking to the park.”

Turn math into a game:


Kids love computer games.  For each hour they spend playing a game of their choosing, challenge them to spend an hour playing a math game or watching math instruction videos on-line.  If you don’t have a computer at home, you can sign up to use one at the library at no cost.


Elementary & Middle School math:

http://pbskids.org/games/math.html

http://resources.oswego.org/games/

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/index.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#earlymath

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/mathcode.htm

Middle School & High School math:

High School students can get a jump on next year’s math class, or review last year’s class on the Kahn Academy website:

http://www.khanacademy.org/

This site provides how-to videos on hundreds of topics, including arithmetic, decimals, fractions, algebra, geometry, statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, science, and much more.  It also includes do-it-yourself SAT test prep opportunities.  Best of all, it’s free!

Another source for practice problems is the free SAT Practice test available at http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test.  This includes practice in critical reading, writing, and math.  Practice tests in other subjects are also available.

Find hands-on science in your kitchen or back yard:
 


Science surrounds us in the natural world, and kids are fascinated by how things work.  Help your child learn to think like a scientist by helping them sort and categorize what they find at your neighborhood park.  Use a camera phone or a small digital camera to snap photos, and then sort them by type:  evergreen or deciduous trees; insects, reptiles, birds, or mammals. Start a rock collection and research the origins of different rock types.

Explore kitchen chemistry.  Bake bread, and learn about how yeast makes the dough rise.  Can pickles, and learn the science of preserving foods.  Use cornstarch and water to make your own non-Newtonian fluid.  Discover the different chemical forms of matter (solid, liquid, gas) by transforming ice to water to steam and back again.  Measure water evaporation. Plant a salad garden and track plant growth as seeds turn into vegetables.  Directions for each of these projects are easy to find on the Internet.

A visit to a science, art, or history museum is another way to continue student learning during the summer months.  Did you know that students who visit exhibits with an adult learn three times as much as youths who explore on their own?  Clearly, parent involvement makes a big difference!

 

Oak Lodge Library

Summer Programs

Mr. Shoehorn

Thursday, June 25 at 1:30 pm
Get your toes tapping with a tap dancing saxophonist.

Red Yarn Puppets
Thursday, July 2 at 1:30 pm
Explore the Deep Woods with folksongs and puppets.

Alex Zerbe – The Zaniac Comedy Show
Thursday, July 9 at 1:30 pm
Bouncing, wild fun (like an untamed rubber band) from a two-time Guinness World Record holder.

Reptile Man
Thursday, July 16 at 1:30 pm
See snakes, lizards, and turtles all rescued from the Pacific Northwest, brought to your library.

Angel O Komedy 4 da Kidz 2
Thursday, July 23 at 1:30 pm
A funny and wacky show bringing a comedy twist to juggling and magic tricks.

Oregon Bird Man
Thursday, July 30 at 1:30 pm
View 15 exotic birds, including some endangered species, and find out more about their lives and how to protect them.

Henrik Bothe
Thursday, August 6 at 1:30 pm
Anything’s possible in this variety show featuring unicycling, magic and plate spinning.

Let’s LEGO
Saturdays, June 20-August 8, 1:30-3 pm
We’ll supply the LEGOS; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your constructions.

Movie Night – The LEGO Movie
Risley Park
Friday, July 24 at Dusk
It’s up to a team of LEGO characters to save their world. Brought to you by the Friends of the Library and NCPRD.

 

 

Exodus Book 2014 Summer Reading Program

June 1st-August 31

As a result, we are happy to offer our own recommended reading list. The 2014 PDF version of the Outside of a Dog Book List offers 50+ titles for each grade. Full of genuine classics and family favorites, it doesn’t promote a liberal agenda, cater to the lowest common denominator, or present books designed to make anyone look smart. It’s a list meant simply to open the wide doors of reading to kids turned off by more standard fare, to help kindle a love of reading.From the feedback we’ve received the last two years and after doing further reading ourselves, we’ve continued to update Outside of a Dog. For 2015, we have created website lists for each grade, added ratings and cautions to many of the books, adjusted a few grade level suggestions (primarily in the 7th and 8th grades), removed a few books and added others, continuing to make the list more unique and a little less curriculum-based. You can view the updated website lists here.Who Can Do It? Any student grades 1-12. Preschool and kindergarten readers may also sign up, but they will be enrolled as first graders. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE LOCAL. You can download the free booklist via pdf or view the website lists, and your book logs can be completed online.Cost: $5 per participant. If you sign up online, please include each child’s name and grade in the order comments (we’ll be calling if you don’t!). Since we believe our list is a bit on the challenging side, we suggest signing your child up for the grade they just finished—not the one they are entering. You, of course, are free to make that decision. While we are thankful if you choose to support the program by buying literature from us, you are under no obligation to buy a single book. As an extra incentive, we will email a coupon code to registrants early in July. Students must enroll by August 15th, and no refunds for the program will be given after that date.

The digital booklist is free, but you can also purchase a printed copy of the 2013 version of Outside of a Dog ($3 each—sales of this will help fund the prizes).

•  Don’t start reading until June 1st!
No fair getting a head start!

•  Read at least five books from Outside of a Dog (grade level or above).
Each participant who does that will receive one $5 gift certificate to Exodus and one entry into the grand prize drawing. If you read five qualifying books from the website (not from the list), we will still award a certificate, but you will NOT be entered into the drawing.

•  Keep reading, and you’ll have more chances to win.
Each book read beyond the first five nets you an additional entry to the grand prize drawing, but…

•  Additional books must be from our website and be grade appropriate. 
Your student’s digital booklog will verify that the book is on the site and appropriate for their grade level. If you read a book that does not register and think we should list it, please let us know by July 31 so we can decide whether to include it.

•  Kids must READ the books themselves. 
Audio books and read-alouds, while wonderful things, are not the same experience. We realize this doesn’t allow some younger kids to participate—but this program is not intended for pre-readers. If you need an exception for special circumstances, please call.

•  High school students must read two non-fiction titles.
The other three are up to them.

•  The books must be UNABRIDGED.
No exceptions.

•  Record your reading!
Each registrant will receive access to a digital book log. Please record the titles you read and rate the books there. Everything posted from June 1st to August 31 will count towards final numbers. If you can’t access it, download the printable book log, fill that out and submit it by mail or in person before August 31.

•  Parents: PLEASE confirm your students actually read the books!

Everyone who reads 5 books from their grade level will receive a $5 gift certificate to Exodus. PLUS…

Grades 1-2

•  Read 35 books and get a $10 certificate to Exodus.

•  There will be one $25 grand prize for most books read.

Grades 3-6

•  Read 25 books and get a $10 certificate to Exodus.

•  There will be one $50 grand prize for most books read.

Grades 7-12

•  Read 5000 pages and get a $15 certificate to Exodus.

•  There will be one $100 grand prize for most books read.

There will be one $50 grand prize random drawing
This will include all participants who have read the five book minimum or more (other grand prize winners are ineligible).

Important!! Prizes will be awarded via emailed gift certificates on the second Friday of September (or as close to that as possible). They cannot be awarded before.

We are currently funding all the gift certificates, but we would love help! If you would like to help sponsor gift certificates or donate other prizes, please give us a call. Sponsors will receive advertising in the reading program emails. If you have  questions, please give us a call at 503-655-1951.

 

Summer Lunch Program1.     Gladstone Center for Children and Families (GCCF)18905 Portland Avenue, Gladstone
(503) 496-3939 ext. 375

Dates are coming

 

 

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 North Clackamas Activities

Summer Camps for Web with Registration

 

Home Depot Kids Workshops

http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

June 6 Build a Load ‘n Go Truck 9-noon

July 4

August 1

 

Lowes Kids Workshops

http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/fullschedule.aspx

Jun 13, 2015 Saturday Iron Man’s Avenjet 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jun 27, 2015 Saturday Captain America Motorcycle 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

 

Science Classes

Wilsonville Library

 

Other fun things to do this summer

Beach

-Cooper Mountain Nature Park

http://www.thprd.org/nature/naturalareas/coopermountainnaturepark.cfm

-Tryon Creek State Park’s

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=103

-Oaks Park preschool rides Tues. & Wed. at 9:30 am

Have a picnic

-Drive in Movie

-Look at the stars

McLoughlin House – Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 free

Campoeg Park

-Pittock Manson

http://pittockmansion.org/

$9.50 adults, $6.50 kids 6-11, under 6 free 10-5 pm

Japanese Garden

http://japanesegarden.com/

$9.50 adults, $6.75 kids 6-17, under 6 free   Monday- Noon-7pm, Tues-Sunday 10-7 pm

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?&propertyid=27&action=viewpark

$4, 6am-10 pm

Underground tour

http://www.shanghaitunnels.info/

$14.50 adults, $9.30 kids 4-11

Walking tour of Portland –free

http://secretsofportlandia.com/tour-meeting-point/

11 am everyday meet at SW 6th sidewalk by Courthouse

Forest Park

 

 

Additional things to do

http://www.frugallivingnw.com/local-events/portland-staycation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FrugalLivingNW+%28Frugal+Living+NW%29

SWIM

o   Portland Parks & Rec Swimming Pools (Portland, $): Enjoy a dip in a public indoor or outdoor pool! Be sure to also check out the summer movie events — enjoy a family movie from your floatie!

o   Kennedy School Soaking Pool (NE Portland, $): Enjoy a refreshing soak in the non-chlorinated saltwater pool. A local favorite.

PLAY

o   OMSI (SE Portland, $$): Special dedicated area for preschool kids plus exhibits that will interest the entire family! $2 admission on the first Sunday of every month.

o   Portland Children’s Museum (SW Portland, $$): Check out the new outdoor exhibit:Outdoor Adventure, along with all other types of educational fun for little ones. Get FREE passes through your public library and on the first Friday evening of the month.

o   Jamison Square (Downtown Portland, FREE): Cool off at the huge outdoor fountains and enjoy walking along the Willamette River.

o   EV Celebration Day (Downtown Portland, FREE); July 5 — Electric Vehicles and charging devices will be displayed on the Square to educate the general about the benefits of Electric cars. Pioneer Courthouse Square.

o   Yoshida’s Sand in the City (Downtown Portland, FREE): July 18-20, 2014 – Watch teams of sand artists create gigantic sand sculptures to benefit Kids on the Block at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

o   Washington Park (SW Portland, FREE-$$): Includes Portland’s Children’s Museum, The Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center, International Rose Test Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and one killer playground. Easily accessible by the MAX train.

o   Alpenrose’s Dairyville (SW Portland, FREE): Head to Alpenrose Dairy’s Western-themed town located right on the 52-acre dairy farm! Visit a bakery, bank, school, and post office as well as watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes. Stop off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Open Sundays from 1-4 pm, June 1-August 31.

o   Portland Timbers (Downtown Portland, $$$): Catch one of Portland’s two professional sports teams. Not a soccer fan? Don’t worry. Watching the Timbers Armyis worth the price of admission so try to grab a seat at the north end of the park.

o   Oaks Park Amusement Park Preschool Rides (SE Portland, $$): Kids ages six and under get the run of Oaks Park every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30 throughout the summer. Admission includes unlimited preschool rides, milk, and cookies plus storytime with an Oregon Dairy Princess. Begins June 17, 2014.

o   Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (Vancouver, WA, $, FREE for kids): Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Great fun for kids.

CHILL

o   Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Portland, FREE): Peruse the largest used and new bookstore in the world.

o   Portland Saturday Market (Downtown Portland, FREE): Open every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

o   Portland Rose Festival (Portland, FREE – $$$): Memorial Day weekend – mid-June — Celebrate all things Portland during this three-week city-wide festival. Includes two parades, a 5K run, amusement rides, and so much more! Get an unlimited ride wristband plus 3 games at the Rose Festival CityPark for $28 (Tom McCall Waterfront Park).

o   Portland Festival Symphony (Portland, FREE): July-August – Experience the music at seven events at area parks.

o   Movies in the Park (Portland, FREE): End of June – early September — Catch a summer flick at Portland area parks. Movies start at dusk; pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 pm.

o   Concerts in the Park (Portland, FREE): July – August — Enjoy a free concert at Portland area parks. Starts at 6:00 or 6:30 pm.

o   OPS Fest (Portland, FREE): June – September — Experience a new style of Shakespearean performance! Actors perform the way Shakespeare’s own actors did: in the open air, in natural light, with minimal sets, and with great, fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction!

o   Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Portland Metro, $): Family friendly movies for $1 per person at participating Regal Cinemas on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Also check out Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse for more options.

o   Flicks on the Bricks (Downtown Portland, FREE): End of July – August — Free movies each Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

o   Portland Actors Ensemble (Portland Metro area parks, FREE): June – September — Experience Anthony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in area parks.

EAT

o   Portland’s Food Carts (Portland, $$): Explore an incredible array of cheap and unique eats with carts located around Portland. You can even take a guided tour!

o   Portland’s Farmers Markets (Portland Metro, FREE): Hit a market every day and enjoy local food and wares.

o   McMennamins (Portland Metro, $$$): Unique pubs, restaurantsbrewerieswineryand hotels. The food is good, but go to experience the renovated historical locations. Well, and the food.

o   Burgerville (Portland Metro, $-$$): The very best in fast-food. High quality ingredients, great prices, and crazy about local sustainability. Conveniently located throughout the Portland Metro area.

PEDAL

o   Marine Drive Bike Path (N Portland, FREE): Easy, 12+ miles of paved trail along the Columbia River.

o   Powell Butte Nature Park (SE Portland, FREE): Mountain bike and hiking trails in the middle of suburbia.

o   The Springwater Corridor (East Portland, FREE): A scenic, widely paved trail, encompassing wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Bike and pedestrian friendly. Runs from Boring to the Willamette River.

o   Eastbank Esplanade (SE Portland, FREE): 1.5 mile trail that travels the Willamette River to Waterfront Park or wind your way back to The Springwater Corridor.

o   Sunday Parkways (Portland, FREE): Walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while enjoying various Portland neighborhoods. Five Sundays throughout the summer, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

o   Providence Bridge Pedal (Downtown Portland, $$$ for adults, kids are FREE ):Sunday, August 11, 2013 — The only way to truly enjoy the Willamette River bridges – including the top decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges. Bike and walk options available.

o   Pedalpoolza 2014 (Portland, FREE – $): Enjoy 3+ weeks of bike fun with over 250 different events June 5-28. There are family-friendly events in addition to adult-only rides.

EXPLORE

o   4T Trail (Portland, $$): Explore the city with this four-mile hiking trail and the combined rides on the OHSU tram, Portland trolley, and MAX train. Takes about 4 hours to complete.

o   Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE Portland, $): Enjoy over 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants.

o   Forest Park (Portland, FREE): Eighty+ miles of jogging, hiking, and biking trails with 19 trailheads for easy access (maps are available at REI, New Seasons, Powell’s andother PDX locations).

o   Japanese Gardens (SW Portland, $$): Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Free guided tours with admission.

o   Multhomah Falls (Columbia Gorge, FREE): Discover Oregon’s tallest waterfall from both the bottom and the top. Depending on your energy level, you can take the moderate 2.2 mile hike to the top, a difficult 5.4 mile look that includes Wahkeena Falls, or just enjoy the view from the bottom at Multnomah Falls Lodge.

o   Pittock Mansion (NW Portland, $$): Take a self-guided tour of the home of Henry & Georgiana Pittock, Portland pioneers.

Looking for more Portland-area fun? Check out these resources:

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun — A gigantic list of affordable, family-friendly activities, events, and attractions in Portland

Summer Reading Programs for Kids — A comprehensive list of summer reading programs in Oregon and Washington

Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals — A huge list of Oregon and Washington fairs, festivals, and special summer events

Other links for summer ideas:

http://www.als-gardencenter.com/index.php?cID=248

http://www.kidzlist.com/

http://www.alpenrose.com/pages/index.html

http://oakspark.com/specials.html

http://www.bridgeport-village.com/center_events.html

Summer Reading Info:

Local Public Library – This is always a family favorite in our house with lots of great freebies!  (Clackamas & Washington County start June 1st.

Barnes & Noble  – Read 8 Books, log them in your journal, and receive a free book

Half Price Books – Read 300 minutes in a month and receive a $5 gift certificate to Half Price Books.

iVillage – Four week reading challenge with free games, printables, and chances to win prizes.

Scholastic – Log the minutes your child reads online and they have a chance to win prizes.

Sylvan Learning – Find a book to read from their site and then take an online quiz to earn points to use toward prizes.

BJU Press – Complete required reading goals and earn free prizes while supplies last.  You will also be entered in prize drawings.

TD Bank – Earn $10 in a new or existing Young Saver’s account when you read 10 books and take it to your local TD Bank.

Pizza Hut – Book It has a summer reading challenge, but it doesn’t look like they’ve released the details at this time.  Sign up for email updates here.

Chuck E. Cheese’s – Read consecutively for two weeks and earn 10 free tokens.  (Download the Reading Rewards calendar.)

PB Kids – Kids earn a free prize after reading all the books on a pre-selected reading list.

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Summer Activities 2014

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Summer 2014 List

 

Free bowling

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

 

 

Safety Town

–June (West Linn) $70 Sunset Fire Hall

From June 23, 2014 to June 27, 2014
9-11 am

 

Regal Summer Movie List

Week 1 starts June 17 Tuesday & Wednesdays at 10am

Regal places playing movies: Sherwood Stadium 10, Bridgeport, Tigard 11, Wilsonville Stadium 9

Week Title Rating Start Time
1 Hotel Transylvania PG 10am
1 The Smurfs 2 PG 10am
2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG 10am
2 The Pirates: Band of Misfits PG 10am
3 Arthur Christmas PG 10am
3 Despicable Me 2 PG 10am
4 The Lego Movie PG 10am
4 Free Birds PG 10am
5 Adventures of TinTin PG 10am
5 Rise of the Guardians PG 10am
6 Kung Fu Panda 2 PG 10am
6 Madagascar 3 PG 10am
7 The Croods PG 10am
7 Epic PG 10am
8 Turbo PG 10am
8 Walking with Dinosaurs PG 10am
9 Mr. Peabody & Sherman PG 10am
9 Rio 2 G 10am

 

Summer Movie Clubhouse

6/17/2014 – 8/19/2014
Time: 10am
Location: Century Clackamas Town Center & XD Theater, Upper Level, Food Court
Contact: (503) 654-1498

Ten fun films for kids!

$5 for ten movies when purchased in advance at the box office.
$1 per show when purchased at the box office.
All films Rated G or PG and all show times are at 10am.

June 17 – Epic
June 24 – The Croads
July 1 – Turbo
July 8 – Smurfs 2
July 15 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 22 – Walking with Dinosaurs
July 29 – The LEGO Movie
August 5 – Rio 2
August 19 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

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Summer Reading Program

Comes out mid June

 

High Power Soccer Camp

July 28-Aug 1

5:30-8:30 pm

 

http://children.gfbcfamily.org/Rock_Solid_Kids/High_Power_Soccer.html

 

 

VBS

Clackamas Bible Church VBS-Ellie’s church

June 23rd-27th, 9-Noon

 

 

Oregon City Evangelical Church

June 23rd -27th 9-noon

 

Wilsonville Kids Fun Run

Saturday, July 26

Wilsonville High School

 

 

Max Patterson Park Activities

Schedule comes out mid June

 

Exodus Book 2014 Summer Reading Program

June 1st-August 31

http://www.exodusbooks.com/samples/Outside_Booklist2014.pdfWho Can Do It? Any student grades 1-12. Younger students may also enroll, but the kids must read the books themselves. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE LOCAL. You can download the free booklist via pdf, and your book logs can be completed online.Cost: $5 per participant. If you sign up online, please include each child’s name and grade in the order comments (we’ll be calling if you don’t!). You are under no obligation to buy a single book from us, but we will email a coupon code to registrants early in July.The booklist is free, but you can also purchase a printed copy of last year’s version of Outside of a Dog ($3 each—sales of this will help fund the prizes).Rules

  • Read at least five books from Outside of a Dog (grade level or above).
Each participant who does that will receive one $5 gift certificate to Exodus and one entry into the grand prize drawing.
  • Keep reading, and you’ll have more chances to win.
Each book read beyond the first five nets you an additional entry to the grand prize drawing, but…
  • Additional books must be from our website and be grade appropriate.
Your student’s digital booklog will verify that the book is on the site and appropriate for their grade level. If you read a book that does not register and think we should list it, please let us know by July 31 so we can decide whether to include it.
  • Kids must READ the books themselves.
Audio books and read-alouds, while wonderful things, are not the same experience. We realize this doesn’t allow some younger kids to participate—but they can when they can read! If you need an exception for special circumstances, please call.
  • High school students must read two non-fiction titles.
The other three are up to them.
  • The books must be UNABRIDGED.
No exceptions.
  • Record your reading!
Each registrant will receive access to a digital book log. Please record the titles you read and rate the books there. Everything posted from June 1st to August 31 will count towards final numbers. If you can’t access it, download the printable book log, fill that out and submit it by mail or in person before August 31.
  • Parents: PLEASE confirm your students actually read the books!

Prizes

Everyone who reads 5 books from their grade level will receive a $5 gift certificate to Exodus. Local kids will also get a prize from the Clackamas Old Spaghetti Factory.

Grades 1-6

  • Read 25 books and get a $10 certificate to Exodus.
  • There will be one $50 grand prize for most books read.

Grades 7-12

  • Read 5000 pages and get a $15 certificate to Exodus
  • There will be one $50 grand prize for most pages read.

There will be one $75 grand prize random drawing
This will include all participants who have read the five book minimum or more (other grand prize winners are ineligible).

 

Summer Lunch Program

1.     Gladstone Center for Children and Families (GCCF)

18905 Portland Avenue, Gladstone
(503) 496-3939 ext. 375

Jun 10, 2013 – Aug 2, 2013

Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – M, T, W, Th, F

 

1.     Jennings Lodge Elem

18521 SE River Road, Milwaukie
(503) 785-8520

Jun 17, 2013 – Aug 16, 2013

Lunch: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – M, T, W, Th, F

 

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Home Depot Kids Workshops

http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

Build a Riding Lawn Mower June 7th 9-noon

Build a Bug House July 5th 9-noon

 

Lowes Kids Workshops

http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/fullschedule.aspx

Date Day Kit Time
Jun 14, 2014 Saturday Toothless 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jun 28, 2014 Saturday Sheep Drop Game 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jul 12, 2014 Saturday Turbo with pullback motor 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jul 26, 2014 Saturday TurboTaco Truck 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Aug 09, 2014 Saturday Monsters vs Aliens Trolley 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Aug 23, 2014 Saturday Monsters vs. Aliens Robot 10:00 AM – 11:00

 

Science Classes

Wilsonville Library

 

Other fun things to do this summer

OC free trolley

Beach

-Cooper Mountain Nature Park

http://www.thprd.org/nature/naturalareas/coopermountainnaturepark.cfm

-Tryon Creek State Park’s

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=103

-Oaks Park preschool rides Tues. & Wed. at 9:30 am

Have a picnic

-Drive in Movie

-Look at the stars

McLoughlin House – Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 free

Campoeg Park

-Pittock Manson

http://pittockmansion.org/

$9.50 adults, $6.50 kids 6-11, under 6 free 10-5 pm

Japanese Garden

http://japanesegarden.com/

$9.50 adults, $6.75 kids 6-17, under 6 free   Monday- Noon-7pm, Tues-Sunday 10-7 pm

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?&propertyid=27&action=viewpark

$4, 6am-10 pm

Underground tour

http://www.shanghaitunnels.info/

$14.50 adults, $9.30 kids 4-11

Walking tour of Portland –free

http://secretsofportlandia.com/tour-meeting-point/

11 am everyday meet at SW 6th sidewalk by Courthouse

Forest Park

 

 

Additional things to do

http://www.frugallivingnw.com/local-events/portland-staycation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FrugalLivingNW+%28Frugal+Living+NW%29

SWIM

  • Portland Parks & Rec Swimming Pools (Portland, $): Enjoy a dip in a public indoor or outdoor pool! Be sure to also check out the summer movie events — enjoy a family movie from your floatie!
  • Kennedy School Soaking Pool (NE Portland, $): Enjoy a refreshing soak in the non-chlorinated saltwater pool. A local favorite.

PLAY

  • OMSI (SE Portland, $$): Special dedicated area for preschool kids plus exhibits that will interest the entire family! $2 admission on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Portland Children’s Museum (SW Portland, $$): Check out the new outdoor exhibit:Outdoor Adventure, along with all other types of educational fun for little ones. Get FREE passes through your public library and on the first Friday evening of the month.
  • Jamison Square (Downtown Portland, FREE): Cool off at the huge outdoor fountains and enjoy walking along the Willamette River.
  • EV Celebration Day (Downtown Portland, FREE); July 5 — Electric Vehicles and charging devices will be displayed on the Square to educate the general about the benefits of Electric cars. Pioneer Courthouse Square.
  • Yoshida’s Sand in the City (Downtown Portland, FREE): July 18-20, 2014 – Watch teams of sand artists create gigantic sand sculptures to benefit Kids on the Block at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
  • Washington Park (SW Portland, FREE-$$): Includes Portland’s Children’s Museum, The Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center, International Rose Test Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and one killer playground. Easily accessible by the MAX train.
  • Alpenrose’s Dairyville (SW Portland, FREE): Head to Alpenrose Dairy’s Western-themed town located right on the 52-acre dairy farm! Visit a bakery, bank, school, and post office as well as watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes. Stop off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Open Sundays from 1-4 pm, June 1-August 31.
  • Portland Timbers (Downtown Portland, $$$): Catch one of Portland’s two professional sports teams. Not a soccer fan? Don’t worry. Watching the Timbers Armyis worth the price of admission so try to grab a seat at the north end of the park.
  • Oaks Park Amusement Park Preschool Rides (SE Portland, $$): Kids ages six and under get the run of Oaks Park every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30 throughout the summer. Admission includes unlimited preschool rides, milk, and cookies plus storytime with an Oregon Dairy Princess. Begins June 17, 2014.
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (Vancouver, WA, $, FREE for kids): Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Great fun for kids.

CHILL

  • Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Portland, FREE): Peruse the largest used and new bookstore in the world.
  • Portland Saturday Market (Downtown Portland, FREE): Open every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.
  • Portland Rose Festival (Portland, FREE – $$$): Memorial Day weekend – mid-June — Celebrate all things Portland during this three-week city-wide festival. Includes two parades, a 5K run, amusement rides, and so much more! Get an unlimited ride wristband plus 3 games at the Rose Festival CityPark for $28 (Tom McCall Waterfront Park).
  • Portland Festival Symphony (Portland, FREE): July-August – Experience the music at seven events at area parks.
  • Movies in the Park (Portland, FREE): End of June – early September — Catch a summer flick at Portland area parks. Movies start at dusk; pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 pm.
  • Concerts in the Park (Portland, FREE): July – August — Enjoy a free concert at Portland area parks. Starts at 6:00 or 6:30 pm.
  • OPS Fest (Portland, FREE): June – September — Experience a new style of Shakespearean performance! Actors perform the way Shakespeare’s own actors did: in the open air, in natural light, with minimal sets, and with great, fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction!
  • Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Portland Metro, $): Family friendly movies for $1 per person at participating Regal Cinemas on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Also check out Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse for more options.
  • Flicks on the Bricks (Downtown Portland, FREE): End of July – August — Free movies each Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
  • Portland Actors Ensemble (Portland Metro area parks, FREE): June – September — Experience Anthony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in area parks.

EAT

  • Portland’s Food Carts (Portland, $$): Explore an incredible array of cheap and unique eats with carts located around Portland. You can even take a guided tour!
  • Portland’s Farmers Markets (Portland Metro, FREE): Hit a market every day and enjoy local food and wares.
  • McMennamins (Portland Metro, $$$): Unique pubs, restaurantsbrewerieswineryand hotels. The food is good, but go to experience the renovated historical locations. Well, and the food.
  • Burgerville (Portland Metro, $-$$): The very best in fast-food. High quality ingredients, great prices, and crazy about local sustainability. Conveniently located throughout the Portland Metro area.

PEDAL

  • Marine Drive Bike Path (N Portland, FREE): Easy, 12+ miles of paved trail along the Columbia River.
  • Powell Butte Nature Park (SE Portland, FREE): Mountain bike and hiking trails in the middle of suburbia.
  • The Springwater Corridor (East Portland, FREE): A scenic, widely paved trail, encompassing wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Bike and pedestrian friendly. Runs from Boring to the Willamette River.
  • Eastbank Esplanade (SE Portland, FREE): 1.5 mile trail that travels the Willamette River to Waterfront Park or wind your way back to The Springwater Corridor.
  • Sunday Parkways (Portland, FREE): Walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while enjoying various Portland neighborhoods. Five Sundays throughout the summer, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
  • Providence Bridge Pedal (Downtown Portland, $$$ for adults, kids are FREE ):Sunday, August 11, 2013 — The only way to truly enjoy the Willamette River bridges – including the top decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges. Bike and walk options available.
  • Pedalpoolza 2014 (Portland, FREE – $): Enjoy 3+ weeks of bike fun with over 250 different events June 5-28. There are family-friendly events in addition to adult-only rides.

EXPLORE

  • 4T Trail (Portland, $$): Explore the city with this four-mile hiking trail and the combined rides on the OHSU tram, Portland trolley, and MAX train. Takes about 4 hours to complete.
  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE Portland, $): Enjoy over 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants.
  • Forest Park (Portland, FREE): Eighty+ miles of jogging, hiking, and biking trails with 19 trailheads for easy access (maps are available at REI, New Seasons, Powell’s andother PDX locations).
  • Japanese Gardens (SW Portland, $$): Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Free guided tours with admission.
  • Multhomah Falls (Columbia Gorge, FREE): Discover Oregon’s tallest waterfall from both the bottom and the top. Depending on your energy level, you can take the moderate 2.2 mile hike to the top, a difficult 5.4 mile look that includes Wahkeena Falls, or just enjoy the view from the bottom at Multnomah Falls Lodge.
  • Pittock Mansion (NW Portland, $$): Take a self-guided tour of the home of Henry & Georgiana Pittock, Portland pioneers.

Looking for more Portland-area fun? Check out these resources:

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun — A gigantic list of affordable, family-friendly activities, events, and attractions in Portland

Summer Reading Programs for Kids — A comprehensive list of summer reading programs in Oregon and Washington

Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals — A huge list of Oregon and Washington fairs, festivals, and special summer events

Other links for summer ideas:

http://www.als-gardencenter.com/index.php?cID=248

http://www.kidzlist.com/

http://www.alpenrose.com/pages/index.html

http://oakspark.com/specials.html

http://www.bridgeport-village.com/center_events.html

Summer Reading Info:

Local Public Library – This is always a family favorite in our house with lots of great freebies!  (Clackamas & Washington County start June 1st.

Barnes & Noble  – Read 8 Books, log them in your journal, and receive a free book

Half Price Books – Read 300 minutes in a month and receive a $5 gift certificate to Half Price Books.

iVillage – Four week reading challenge with free games, printables, and chances to win prizes.

Scholastic – Log the minutes your child reads online and they have a chance to win prizes.

Sylvan Learning – Find a book to read from their site and then take an online quiz to earn points to use toward prizes.

BJU Press – Complete required reading goals and earn free prizes while supplies last.  You will also be entered in prize drawings.

TD Bank – Earn $10 in a new or existing Young Saver’s account when you read 10 books and take it to your local TD Bank.

Pizza Hut – Book It has a summer reading challenge, but it doesn’t look like they’ve released the details at this time.  Sign up for email updates here.

Chuck E. Cheese’s – Read consecutively for two weeks and earn 10 free tokens.  (Download the Reading Rewards calendar.)

PB Kids – Kids earn a free prize after reading all the books on a pre-selected reading list.

 

 

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Baby Boy

13 Apr

Our baby boy is here!  His name is Calin Isaac!  Thought I share a few pictures.

 

Sweet Face

Sweet Face

 

Hello World

In Love

Brotherly Love

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

I received this as an email from Prepare the Way but I just love the back ground on what Valentine’s day comes from

As you celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to be strong and powerful as you share the gospel of our worthy Savior. Here’s the history of Saint Valentine’s Day:

Saint Valentine (in Latin, Valentinus) is the name of several (14 in all) martyred saints of ancient Rome. The name “Valentine”, is derived from valens meaning worthy, strong, powerful.

 

The man commonly referred to as Saint Valentine is acknowledged by the Church to be the former Bishop of Terni, a city in southern Umbria, during the mid 3rd century in what is now central Italy. While under house arrest of judge Asterius during intense Roman persecution, and discussing his faith with him, Valentinus (the Roman pronunciation of his name) was discussing the validity of Jesus. The judge put Valentinus to the test and brought to him the judge’s adopted blind daughter. If Valentinus succeeded in restoring the girl’s sight, Asterius would do anything he asked. Valentinus laid his hands on her eyes and the child’s vision was restored.

 

Immediately humbled, the judge asked Valentinus what he should do. Valentinus replied that all of the idols around the judge’s house should be broken, the judge should fast for three days, and then undergo baptism. The judge obeyed and as a result, freed all the Christian inmates under his authority. The judge, his family and forty others were baptized.

 

Later Valentinus was arrested again for continuing to serve Jesus and was sent to the prefect of Rome, to the emperor Claudius himself. Claudius took a liking to him until Valentinus tried to lead Claudius to Jesus, whereupon Claudius refused and condemned Valentinus to death. Commanding that Valentinus either renounce his faith or he would be beaten with clubs, and beheaded. Valentinus refused and Claudius’ command was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, 269.

 

Some Scriptures that relate to the root of the word valentine:

Revelation 5:11-14; Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

 

James 5:16; Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

 

Acts 4:32-33a; All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

 

Blessings as you celebrate the true meaning of Saint Valentine’s Day!

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BABY SHOWER GIFTS FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE A FEW CHILDREN ALREADY

24 Jan

My dear friend Bethany posted this blog on her blog and I thought, this is AMAZING!!!  How true is this.  But I wanted to add my own spin on it.  I added her blog post to the end of my blog post.

While we are expecting our 4th boy, I tend to agree with almost everything Bethany says.  Most people want to bless someone somehow, and not always sure how.  And while anything is very thoughtful and wonderful some items are better than others.  While Bethany loves blankets, I tend not to like them.  I have a hard problem getting rid of the them and we lack the room for storage.  I also tend to always try and find out if someone registered somewhere.  There are almost a few needed items per child and a registry is wonderful.  But some of the best gifts in non traditional forms in my opinion is meals, house cleaning, folding laundry, groceries, taking the older kids out to give the mom a break, and bring a coffee to a new mom!  These seem so simple but these are worth gold on so many levels.

 

Here’s a link and a copy of Bethany’s post:

http://thelandofcurlyhair.blogspot.com/2014/01/baby-shower-gifts-for-families-who-dont.html

BABY SHOWER GIFTS FOR FAMILIES WHO DON’T NEED ANYTHING

Before we get started, let me clarify something.  There is not a 7th W on the way.  This is just a conversation that I think can be helpful for people.Ok, moving on.

I don’t use baby monitors, diaper warmers, changing tables, or some of the other things many families consider essentials.  I also have four kids, which means there’s not much I needed by the time babies 2, 3, and 4 came along.  Additionally, I fall into the “less is more” category and don’t want to accumulate a bunch of stuff I don’t have a use for and don’t want people spending money on things that won’t get used.

However, people still like to bless new or expectant mothers (whether pregnant, adopting, or fostering) with gifts.  So, what are some gifts that you can give a family with a new baby, but without a need for more baby clothes or toys? After all, gifts that are neither wanted nor needed are not a blessing … which sorta defeats the purpose.

While we have certainly appreciated and used all the cute clothes, both new and hand-me-down, that we’ve been given and have put the practical things, like some new crib sheets, to use, we’ve also had some non-traditional gifts that were great and some practical ones that were consumable time and money savers.

* Four passes to Sky High and a gift card to Baskin Robbins.  The intention was for Tim to take the three bigs out for a few hours to burn some energy jumping on trampolines while I rested with the baby in a quiet house, then to go out for ice cream and bring some home for me.  This gift was great a few weeks after Teebs was born, giving me a day to relax and for everyone else to have some rowdy fun.

* Handmade blankets.  I confess that we have a ridiculous amount of blankets.  However, there are few things I love more than wrapping up the little Ws in something that someone took a lot of time to create. Tangible love that our kids use for years and years, first to sleep in, then to snuggle under for a movie, then to build forts with.

* Meals.  Some people deliver meals through our church’s meals ministry, others do it on their own.  Some drop off meals and leave, others bring food over and stay to eat with us, then spend time holding the baby and cleaning up the kitchen.  We’ve had people give us home-cooked meals, had us order take-out and brought it over, bought food from the grocery story deli, or given us a giant fruit platter and a gift certificate to and menu for our favorite pizza place with the delivery number circled.  It doesn’t matter how fancy or simple, whether it was homemade or not … a meal that we didn’t have to plan, shop for, prepare, or clean up after is a huge blessing!  They are magic meals.

* Groceries.  Some people have come by for various reasons and brought some groceries with them.  Sometimes they’ve chosen items on their own, other times they’ve asked what we needed, but both ways it was nice to have a few staples, such as milk and produce, that we didn’t have to go out for.    Once we were given a pounding during a pregnancy.  Although it had more to do with our employment situation at the time than with being pregnant, it was a huge blessing and could definitely be a way to keep the fridge and cupboards full for a family with a new baby, saving them a trip to the grocery store for a while.

* Childcare.  Taking the non-baby kids for a few hours or overnight not only gives the mom and baby a chance to rest, but it gives the other kids a chance to do something fun.  Whether you take the kids over to your house for a low-key time of movies and snacks or take them out for some big adventure, the kids will enjoy the change of scenery and the mom will appreciate having her load lightened for a while.

* Diapers and/or wipes.  I know this isn’t a unique idea, but all babies pee and poop, so any way you can help take care of that will help the family out.  If the family is using disposable diapers, then giving diapers in a variety of sizes (babies will soon grow into the bigger sizes and you don’t want the family to have too many of the first size) is a huge money saver.  Same with wipes.  If the family is using cloth diapers, then you could give them money or a gift card to buy the brand and designs they like or pay for a diaper cleaning service, if that’s something that would appeal to them.

* A nap.  A friend once scheduled a time to come over to my house and let me take a nap.  She came during a feeding time, then sent me to bed as soon as I was done nursing.  She took care of diaper changes and rocked the little W to sleep while I rested.

* A Groupon to Finnegan’s, a local toy store.  The intention was to get things for the bigs to play with after the baby was born.  We took the kids shopping a week or two before my due date and gave them the option of splitting the money to each get their own things or spending it on something larger they could all use together.  They opted for individual items and had fun looking around as they chose what they wanted.  We took the bag of toys and put it up in a closet at the time, then pulled it down on a day when the little Ws were getting antsy and I was getting irritable.  We pulled the bag down and the rest of the day was awesome.

* Cleaning.  Having a friend come over to run the vacuum and give the bathroom a quick cleaning is wonderful!  Whether for a sleep-deprived mom who only has littles that aren’t able to help with housework, who is recovering from a hard labor, or has limits on what she can do because of a c-section, doing a little bit of cleaning will allow the mom to relax in a home that isn’t filthy and free up her husband to help in other areas when he gets home from work.

Those are just some of the things that have been done for us, but I’m sure there are other great ideas out there.  Traditional gifts are awesome and sometimes we need things that are typically registered for at a store, so don’t bail on those entirely, but the goal is to give a gift that will be a blessing, not a burden.  So consider things that are consumable or that are something to do, not something to have.  Consider things that don’t require a tired mom to go out and register for things she doesn’t need or want, but that would still be helpful.  Remember that what you do for the rest of her family can often be an indirect, but equally meaningful, gift for her.

What are some gifts that were a huge blessing to you, but that weren’t something you’d register for, especially when you had multiple children and didn’t need more stuff in your house?  Please leave a comment and share what people have done for you or that you’ve done for other people and you know was appreciated.  If you answer on Facebook, then I’ll copy your answer over here for people to easily access later.

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It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas

25 Nov

I came across this file on my computer and thought I’d share.  Can’t wait to start baking Christmas goodies.  Click on the link below to download it.

 

Sweet Treats

 

 

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To listen to…

5 Jun

We are big on all things audio, from music to books on cd or radio drama.  Did I mention that we are big on these?  As much as I love audio books I’ve been searching for more radio drama for the kids.  Thought I’d start to compile a list for others.  These are all Biblical based. 

 

Our favorite is Jonathon Park (We’ve only listen to the adventures ones.) 

http://www.jonathanpark.com/radio_drama/episodes/

 

But these other ones are not far behind.

 

Adventures in Odyssey by Focus on the Family  (We’ve listen to every volume and episodes, I believe they are on volume 57)

http://www.whitsend.org/

 

 

G.T. and the Halo Express

http://www.gthalo.com/

 

 

Life at The Pond

http://lifeatthepond.com/

 

Down Gilead Lane by CBH Ministries (we’ve only listen to the first volume and this series has over 12 volumes.)

http://shopcbh.org/c-2-down-gilead-lane.aspx

 

Link for listening online to some of these radio drama’s

http://hiskids.net

 

Some others that we’ve just started to listen to are: (And while these are good, they are not our top pick, they are a little “homeschoolish” for us.  I think these are probably better for younger kids not for older kids)

 

A place to listen online with links

http://www.kidscorner.net/

 

Karen and Kids

http://www.karenandkids.com/

 

Paws and Tales

http://www.insight.org/pawsandtales/

 

WeKids

http://www.wekids.org/

 

If you have other radio drama that you listen to please leave a comment.  I’d love to know if there is more out there.

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