15. August 2013 10:20
Central Utah Gardens have been created to demonstrate and encourage the wise use of water in Utah landscapes. The average home owner uses 60% of their water to irrigate lawns and gardens. The good news is, this water use can be greatly reduced without sacrificing the beauty of your landscape. In fact, water-efficient landscapes often turn out to be more colorful, more interesting, and more diverse than traditional landscapes.
For additional photos and more information about the Central Utah Gardens, visit their website.
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13. June 2013 10:15
KBYU Eleven offers free RESOURCES TO Fuel learning this summer
This summer, KBYU Eleven will provide families with a variety of free and educational resources to encourage young learners to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation. Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. To combat this summer slump, PBS KIDS has developed 10 weeks of special on-air programming, a variety of online resources, and partnerships with Pottery Barn Kids, Education.com, Scholastic and Grandparents.com.
Check out these links for PBSKids.org, PBSParents.org, Education.com, and KBYUtv.org for learning activities, apps, and games to help your child enjoy learning.
Summer Learning Theme-Weeks
Starting Monday, June 3, presents 10 weeks of themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series.
The line-up includes:
- WILD KRATTS – “Bug Week,” starting June 3
- SUPER WHY! – “Super You Week,” starting June 10
- SESAME STREET – “Literacy Quest Week,” starting June 17
- MARTHA SPEAKS – “Puppy Week,” starting June 2
- CURIOUS GEORGE – “Creative George Week,” starting July 1
- DINOSAUR TRAIN – “Dinosaurs A-Z” starting July 8
- DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD – “Let’s Play Outside Week,” July 15
- THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! – “Let’s Get Wet Week,” starting July 22
- ARTHUR – “Sports Week,” starting July 29
- WORDGIRL® – “What’s Up With WordGirl Week,” starting August 5
Check out KBYU's schedule online to see air times for these special episodes.
Enjoy these printable bookmark and Summer Reading Chart here:
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21. May 2013 09:35
This year marks the 24th annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. The stories told aren't simply fairytales or folktales, but most are stories of family heritage, who people are, where they come from, and why they are the way they are. The Festival has grown over the years to now have over 30,000 people coming to watch and be drawn into the storytellers that come from near and far. The Festival also makes a special effort to make sure that it is a family friendly event. As always, The Timpanogos Storyteling Festival will be held the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Labor Day in various locations.
For more information on the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival visit TimpFest.org.
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21. May 2013 09:18
Allies with Families specializes in helping families who have children with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders. The organization is comprised of parents who have been through the same situations and processes who would like to help others and help them find the services they need. One of their programs, "From Hope to Recovery", is a parenting class that helps parents understand their child's diagnosis, what this means for the child and their family, and ways to get the resources needed. Skills building classes are offered to help the identified child to function better in the community. "Sib Shops" also allow the siblings of those who have been diagnosed with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders to interact and play, helping make friends and see that they are not alone.
Because Allies with Families is a non-profit organization, all of their services are free of charge. This is thanks to several local, state, and federal grants to the organization.
To find out more about Allies with Families visit AlliesWithFamilies.org.
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