The Trauma of Bullying

By Christian Morales, Youth Development Correspondent

Everyone in some shape or form has been involved in bullying. Whether you witnessed it, were a victim or even were a bully. Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. I’ve seen first hand what physical issues can come from bullying, most from the amount of stress a person has. Headaches, muscle pains and contractions, digestive upset, and altered immune functionality are real effects that a person can experience through being bullied.

In addition, this past summer as an Americorps member at Creative Solutions (CS), I witnessed the mental and emotional fatigue bullying can cause. In this specific situation, a student was being picked on at summer school and at home for being overweight. After de-escalating, I had the opportunity to hear their voice and really get to understand what all she was experiencing. The dehumanization of others has evolved into an epidemic; picking on each other will never get humanity anywhere.

Some of the greatest minds might not share their ideas, because they won’t have the confidence to speak for themselves or feel insecure about their intellect. Given the most influential type of support is from your peers, it would make sense why there’s no form of bullying more traumatizing than from your peers. That’s why programs like CS exist: to rebuild the minds of adolescents and equip them with life skills they might not have learned if not for the positive outlet they were given.

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

By Christian Morales, Youth Development Correspondent

February: the month of love, pride, and history. This time of year is special for a lot of reasons, not just because of Black History Month itself, but for the nationwide sense of acceptance and equality amongst the people that inspired the month-long celebration.

Black history month started back in 1915, 50 years after the Thirteenth Amendment repealed slavery in the US. Currently known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group promoted a national Black History week back in ‘26, choosing the second week of the month to correspond with the birthdays of both Abe Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

The event moved schools and communities across the nation to organize local commemorations, establish history clubs, as well as host performances and lectures.

In the decades that past, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Black History Week. In the late ‘60s, with some aid from the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Black History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. The newly embraced holiday was first officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.

It is, in my opinion, very important that the youth in this generation know why we celebrate Black History Month. I’ve begun to notice the younger generations know less and less of their roots or how African Americans gained equal rights. Having knowledge of your basic human rights, amendments, as well as who took the first steps against racism and discrimination is what allows others to take advantage of the ones less fortunate.

If there was one thing I could teach the kids and adolescents of today concerning Black History Month, it would be that equality only exists in the hearts of the few and on paper.

In the words of one of my associates, TaDaris Jones, “from the day you’re born, Black History month should be celebrated 365 days a year.” TaDaris believes that one’s culture and self love place above all.

Black History Month is more than just a time to be prideful of your ethnicity. It is a time to become aware of what it took for your race to reach this point and learn how to further that growth.

That being said, I’d like to ask, “What does Black History month mean to you?”


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Big Thought Board Names Byron Sanders as New President & CEO of Dallas-Based Education Non-Profit

Far-Reaching National Search Selects One of Dallas’ Own

DALLAS – January 8, 2018 – One of Dallas’ most respected education nonprofits, Big Thought, today announced that Byron Sanders has been named the next President and CEO of the organization.

Sanders joins Big Thought after serving as Vice President and Institutional Client Advisor for U.S. Trust where he advised nonprofit institutions on investment management strategy. He previously served as Executive Director of the Dallas Education Foundation and in 2011, helped lead Group Excellence, an educational services company, which was named the 5th fastest growing education company in the country and featured on the prestigious Inc. 500 list.

“After considering several exemplary candidates, the search committee selected Byron Sanders as Big Thought’s next Chief Executive Officer,” said Terri Simoni, Big Thought Board Chair. “Byron is a recognized and innovative leader who knows first-hand how critical it is for us to close the opportunity gap and prepare the children in our community for future success in this era of accelerated change.”

The Big Thought search committee conducted an exhaustive, six-month nationwide search in partnership with Koya Leadership Partners, a leading executive search firm that specializes in placing CEOs and senior leaders in mission-driven roles.

“Big Thought’s work to close the opportunity gap resonates personally with me,” said Sanders. “I grew up in southern Dallas and I benefited from programs very similar to what Big Thought provides to Dallas students. Today we are at a critical juncture. Closing the opportunity gap means that in addition to high-quality education programs that unlock creativity, we also must provide our children with social and emotional learning skills that will prepare them for careers that are yet to be created,” Sanders explained.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65 percent of today’s schoolchildren will ultimately work in a job or career that doesn’t exist today.

“The future of Dallas is in the hearts, hands and minds of our city’s youth. Byron Sanders has had a passion for our city’s youth for years. I applaud the board’s decision and believe he will lead Big Thought – and our city’s children – into this new era,” said Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings.

This announcement comes as Big Thought celebrates 30 years of serving the Dallas community. Big Thought has been a key contributor in improving education in Dallas since 1987. Originally an arts organization, today Big Thought builds nationally recognized educational systems and coordinates partnerships to develop in-school and out-of-school-time programming that sparks the imagination.

In November, Big Thought, Dallas ISD, the City of Dallas and more than 500 school, city and community partners celebrated the results of a successful summer of learning, serving 69,411 participants through a coordinated city-wide learning system.

“Byron’s personal background and personal journey have prepared him to lead Big Thought into the future. Big Thought is a long-time valued partner of Dallas ISD and a significant innovator in our city. We’re looking forward to working closely with Byron on the many collaborative programs that serve the students in our community,” said Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa.

About Byron Sanders

Byron Sanders is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing. In addition to his work in the financial and educational arenas, his civic leadership includes many high-impact boards such as United Way’s Community Impact Council, Social Venture Partners Dallas, CitySquare, and The ChildCareGroup. Sanders has worked with Big Thought in various capacities since 2008, as a supporter, volunteer, adviser, partner, and most recently, board member.

Sanders is a recipient of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders and 40 Under 40 awards. In 2017, he became a Presidential Leadership Scholar. Sanders resides in the Dallas-area with his wife Celeste and their two young children.


About Big Thought

For 30 years, Dallas-based education nonprofit Big Thought has worked with local and national partners to ensure all students have access to creative learning opportunities that prepare youth for success in work and life. Big Thought brings relentless optimism, innovation and imagination to the biggest problem facing education today: The Opportunity Gap. The organization’s programs and services are designed to make imagination a part of everyday learning, through after-school, in-school and summer learning opportunities. Together with its partners, Big Thought offers students access to personalized, high-quality, creative learning experiences that form the foundation for the crucial job and college readiness skills necessary for the future. Learn more at 

Media Contact for Big Thought:

 Amy Power
The Power Group
[email protected]

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Meet Chris: Youth Development Correspondent

We are excited to introduce a new series on the Big Thought blog from the perspective of an alumnus from our youth development programs. Chris has been participating in Creative Solutions for several years, helped create a new online platform for youth voice called We the Person, served as an AmeriCorps intern during the summer, and was part of the inaugural Artivism performing arts show this past year. Stay tuned for more of his articles in the future, and get to know him better in this first post…

I’ve been an artist since I was born. I was always that kid in elementary school off to the side drawing something instead of doing my work. I started sketching higher quality art when I moved on to the 6th grade and also started doing origami and selling it for some change.

For me, drawing was never enough. My performing potential first started to show at the age of 13. Of course, I was standoffish and reserved in the beginning of my creative lifestyle, but that went away over the course of a year or so thanks to the collective acceptance and support from the audience.

My first on-stage experience was at Southern Methodist University during the summer which paved the road to at least 10 more stage performances. Once you set foot on stage, you become the center of attention. What we do with that attention defines who we are.

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How to Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Big Thought

Did you know you can create a fundraiser for Big Thought on Facebook? Follow these steps to help share Big Thought’s mission and raise funds for our work:

Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed

Click “Raise Money” and Select “Get Started”

Select Nonprofit/Charity

Search for/select “Big Thought”

Choose a cover photo

Upload one of your favorite Big Thought photos as the cover of your fundraiser. Click a photo below to save:

Fill in the fundraiser details

Why are you raising money?

Share a personal story or describe why you are supporting Big Thought.

Here’s a template to get you started:

Big Thought believes the key to unleashing the potential of every child is putting imagination at the heart of education. Big Thought’s accessible educational programs ignite the imagination and engage the whole child while reinforcing core academic curricula and developing social, emotional, and 21st-Century skills.

Big Thought strives to deliver best-in-class creative learning experiences across all of its provided programs by designing powerful educational opportunities that effectively boost student engagement, empower youth voice, improve social and emotional skills, and reduce summer learning loss. Please consider making a donation to help Big Thought close the opportunity gap – one child at a time.

Click Create

Invite friends to donate

Share the fundraiser on your personal Facebook page

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Celebrate Lights On Afterschool During the Week of October 26, 2017

Launched in October 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event with a special focus on afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and the neighborhoods where we serve.

Big Thought Thriving Minds After-School (TMAS) Program helps support students by:

  • Offering opportunities to learn new things in music, art, science, reading, technology and theater
  • Developing creative play for experimentation and development of new skills, the practice of social and emotional learning
  • Energizing and helping to develop a sense of self with confidence and agency
  • Creating safe spaces to enjoy a healthy snack, be with other children and to complete any homework
  • Scheduling special artistic performances

The following campuses will join thousands of other organizations in the success of children in quality after-school programming:

Daniel Webster Elementary School
Date: October 27, 2017
Who: TMAS will participate in a special Daniel Webster’s Fall Carnival where healthy snacks will be distributed and shared at the TMAS booth. Slappys and Mondays will provide performances during this special fall carnival time.

Nathan Adams Elementary School
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: TMAS students will bring thrills in a very special showcase of song and music. Parents will also enjoy a number of solos as well as a grand finale with all the children involved. Afterwards UTD Center of Engineering and Computer Science will conduct a mini class on Scratch and with the families.

Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School – Abuela’s table.
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: The TMAS students and their families will be posing for a special family picture and will participate in a night of storytelling, food connections and literacy addressing the community issue of food deserts through sugar art and community facilitation.

Martha Reilly Elementary School
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: Students and families will enjoy being “Chefs with Pizzazz” making miniature pizza together during afterschool.

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Big Thought and Dallas Independent School District to Receive Wallace Foundation Grant to Foster Children’s Social and Emotional Learning

Big Thought and Dallas ISD will be part of a national effort to help children in six communities gain greater opportunities for social and emotional learning and to understand how schools and out-of-school-time providers can work together to align and improve those opportunities

DALLAS, Texas – (July 24, 2017) – The Dallas Independent School District will share a four-year grant with Big Thought an educational nonprofit that coordinates out-of-school-time creative learning programs for Dallas students. Through the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative, they will focus on implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) during in-school and out-of-school-time, helping children in Dallas develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to be successful in school, work and life. SEL includes knowing and controlling your emotions, understanding and collaborating with others, making positive choices, and demonstrating resiliency.

The initiative supports school districts and out-of-school-time organizations in six communities around the country that have previously decided to include social and emotional learning in their services to children. Programs will be provided to roughly 15,000 children in kindergarten through fifth grade through a phased approach involving up to seven pilot schools in each city.

At the same time, RAND Corporation will conduct independent research on the effort to understand benefits for children – and what it takes to generate them – as well as barriers in the way. This reflects Wallace’s dual goals of creating direct benefits for participating communities and generating credible lessons for the field that can improve the practice broadly.

Last fall, The Wallace Foundation awarded Big Thought and Dallas ISD with a joint planning grant to develop a strategic plan for implementing social and emotional learning both in-school and out-of-school. Dallas ISD and Big Thought were one of nine school district and out-of-school-time partner pairs nationwide that received a planning grant.

“We have been pleased with the collaboration and thoughtfulness that Dallas ISD and Big Thought have shown during the planning phase, as well as with the city’s overall commitment to social and emotional learning,” said Will Miller, president of The Wallace Foundation. “We look forward to working with Dallas and the other communities in the initiative to learn more about the potential benefits of how schools and out-of-school-time providers can work together to help children build these skills.”

Joining Big Thought and Dallas ISD in this initiative is Dallas Afterschool. As a valued partner and key out-of-school-time intermediary, Dallas Afterschool has played a big role in supporting the development of the SEL strategic plan, and will continue to play an integral part in the implementation of this work moving forward. The Momentous Institute, City of Dallas Parks and Recreation, Commit and many other organizations have also supported the development of the SEL strategic plan for Dallas and will be involved in the implementation.

“Social and emotional learning makes a great impact on students’ academic achievement,” said Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. “We are appreciative of the Wallace Foundation for their belief in the district’s mission of educating all students for success and are excited to continue partnering with Big Thought to help students develop skills needed to be successful in school, work, and life.”

“Big Thought is pleased to be receiving this grant along with our valued partner Dallas ISD, on behalf of the entire Dallas out-of-school-time learning community,” said Ed Meier, Big Thought Interim Executive Director. “We believe that social and emotional learning is a vital component of a student’s success, and we are looking forward to working with Dallas ISD and The Wallace Foundation to support this important initiative.”

Implementation grants for the initiative, which amount in the first year to between $1 million and $1.5 million shared by each district/out-of-school-time intermediary pair, are contingent on the successful negotiation of grant agreements this summer. In addition, participating organizations will also receive other non-monetary support, such as inclusion in a professional learning community, regular convenings with other cities in the initiative, access to a continuous improvement system, communications counsel and other technical assistance.

About Dallas Independent School District
The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 158,000 students for college or a career. The district offers a competitive mix of innovative programs, choice programs and instructional initiatives that support the increased academic achievement and socio-emotional development of its students. To learn more, visit

About Big Thought
Big Thought is an education nonprofit that works with partners across the city to ensure all Dallas students have access to high-quality learning opportunities that promote creativity and social and emotional learning to better prepare kids for success in work and life. Learn more at

Media Contact for Big Thought
Linda Graham
The Power Group
[email protected]

Media Contact for Dallas ISD
Robyn Harris
Dallas ISD
[email protected]

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How to Support Big Thought with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that mirrors The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, like Big Thought (hint hint).

Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price. Eligible products will be marked as “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Ready to shop? Follow the instructions below and happy shopping!

Step 1) Visit and sign in

Step 2) Search and Select Big Thought as your charity of choice

After you’ve signed into AmazonSmile, you’ll be prompted to search for a charity. Type in “Big Thought”

Step 3) Start Shopping!

Bookmark and use this link every time you make a purchase from Amazon. After you’ve selected a charity, the functionality will be the same, but now Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Big Thought!

Step 4) Sharing is Caring

Connect your social networks (Facebook and Twitter) so you can share with your friends!

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Dallas City of Learning: Neighborhood Resource Initiative

The Neighborhood Resource Initiative (NRI) offers partner organizations the opportunity to submit a proposal to receive resources to enhance existing or new summer programming to be connected with Dallas City of Learning during the summer. Resources include but are not limited to: Financial, Curriculum, Transportation, Professional Development and Facilities. Proposals were reviewed and scored on a rolling basis by an outside Advisory Committee.

We asked that proposals address these three main components:
1) target one or more of the Neighborhood Plus, Neighbor Up or Grow South areas,
2) incorporate social-emotional learning
3) help students access high-quality experiences.

Big Thought was proud to convene our Summer 2017 NRI grant recipients for an orientation last week at Dallas Contemporary.

As a mindfulness exercise, we asked our partners to tell us what brings them to this work. Here are some of the things they had to say!

  • Knowing that I have changed many people’s lives for the better
  • Ability to affect a change in the children and their families’ lives in a meaningful way
  • I do what I do to give back and expose people to opportunities they may not normally see
  • A higher calling/purpose
  • Serving the students in the community and seeing lives changed in a positive manner
  • Jesus, Family, Children
  • Passion. Way of giving back to my community and being a positive influence
  • Make our community better! To be the solution and not the problem!
  • I am here to share my talents and gifts with others. I want to make the economic playing field fair by making my students become bilingual or trilingual
  • To inspire, to advocate, to education, to challenge myself & others
  • The look in the children’s eyes when they realize they have learned something new!
  • Desire to share God’s love with youth and families providing access to services, education, and support in various areas of need
  • Legacy responsibility/Knowledge of self & history
  • Knowing kids have potential that is lost because they don’t have the connections or resources to be the greatness that is within them
  • Passionate about the art form of jazz and trying to keep alive with the youth of today
  • The love and respect of young people
  • Impact youth + staff that work for me
  • My childhood upbringing
  • To impact the lives of young students + parents, introduce to technology industry and STEM
  • The need to help people. The gifts I have to help them
  • I enjoy the gift & reward of positively impacting someone else’s life
  • To put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all
  • This is my life’s work. I believe art can change lives and make the world better
  • My momma brought me to this work – to treat others with love + kindness, to engage with others in service + joy, to embrace others in pain + give them hope
  • To spread awareness of issues beyond our narrow sphere – to call people to action & empower them to make a difference
  • Love for learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Being able to show kids a greater educational opportunity
  • Community Sustainability
  • Because I have a passion and purpose to help children discover their “best self”

We are so excited for this summer and to be a part of the amazing work that will be happening in our own city of learning!

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Things to Do with Your Kids During the Summer

Summer is an exciting time filled with fun and exploration! It can also be a time for children to learn a new skill, improve their reading ability or explore the arts. At the Dallas ISD and Dallas City of Learning “Discover Summer” Resource Fair last Saturday, families from all across Dallas discovered hundreds of free and fun summer activities in the city for children of all ages. We asked parents and caregivers to share their advice about things to do with kids during the summer to keep them engaged, learning, and having fun! Here are more than 100 of the tips we collected:

1. Give each child one on one time Go to the park, bowling, watch movies, play sports
2. Make kids busy in learning new things
3. Darles ánimo para fuerce a explorar en algo campamento que nos ofrece el estado de Dallas y asistir
4. En las vacaciones de verano repasamos las tareas de las escuelas y después de completar vamos al parque
5. Take kids to summer camp and have children read books over the break
6. Tomar tiempo para hablar con ellos siempre que podemos
7. Read all the time. Turn off TV and the internet
8. Deporte, ciencia, lectura
9. No cable. Go to the library every Sunday to read!
10. Keep them busy in different activities
11. Lectura, baile
12. Jugar con ellos sentarse en la mesa a comer, platicar de nuestros metas
13. Keep them entertain all summer
14. Mantener mucha disciplina en hacer que aprenden los niños
15. Ejercicio
16. For dance and some music .Listen to your kids
17. Be a good example! Read everyday
18. Keep them and listen
19. Go out and keep them active Read more, more fun activities
20. STEM program
21. Reading. Spending time together. Have fun
22. Trabajos manuales. Leer libros
23. Que apoyan a sus hijos con la lectura es muy importante.
24. Exercise. Stay cool.
25. Buscar actividades de calidad No estar en la casa viendo TV o en el teléfono celular
26. Spend time talking with your child Understand their needs and wants
27. Let kids be kids
28. Each child is an individual and should be treated and respected as such
29. Read and Play “every day for 30 minutes”
30. Pasar tiempo con ellos para jugar, leer, pasar caminar en el parque and hacer trabajos en casa
31. Make learning FUN.
32. Que practiquen más deportes y coman saludables
33. Compartir tiempo de calidad
34. Ensenar a cultivar plantas
35. No dejar que los niños se queden todo el día viendo tele. Busquen actividades para enriquecer sus habilidades.
36. Teach them to have the correct attitude towards learning, teachers and school
37. Parents spend time with kids – water park, zoo, science fair
38. Ayudaremos a nuestros hijos a permanecer en el estudio, enfocarse en cosas positivas, estar activos en deportes. Ya que los mantiene enfocados para no tener tiempo en cosas negativas. Dios los bendiga
39. Motivar a nuestros hijos
40. Read
41. Have fun. Read a lot.
42. They should be responsible, cleaning, learning to cook, learning to draw, reading, writing, play different games, Julie
43. La comunicación es muy importante entre padres y hijos
44. Cuidarlos, quererlos, enjoy every momento with them during the summer
45. Read, Relax. Premade meals and snacks Rhoades Elementary
46. Keep child engaged in activities academic and extracurricular
47. Lo más importante es que ellos tengan actividades con otros niños, actividades variedad que no estén encerrados.
48. Dedicar tiempo a los hijos. Jugar con ellos y escucharles – muy importante
49. Visit public libraries where they offer fun free activities by Gabriela
50. Podrían poner clases para ensenar a nadar a los niños
51. Soy abuela y les quiero decir que cuiden de sus hijos e hijas. Son tesoros especial, ámalos Monica
52. Compartir más tiempo con ellos y hacer actividades juntos
53. Have fun, stay active
54. Hay unas escuelas que tienen parques para los niño y no estén encerrados en sus casa
55. Picnics swimming camping walking the dog in the morning
56. Darles el tiempo para jugar y ayudarles en sus tareas
57. Que participan más los papas con los hijos. Que sigan apoyarlos. Ángela
58. Continúa con lo que han aprendido durante el año. Drill with your babies every day for at least 20 minutes William and Alicia
59. Reading, Outside play
60. Advice Play with your kids outside
61. Pasar tiempo en actividades al aire libre sin tanta tecnología y jugar como lo haría en sus niñez
62. Pasar tiempo de calidad con nosotros Hijos son los más importante para nosotros
63. Darles un buen ejemplo Somos un espejo
64. Interact, communicate, stay active
65. Mantenerse activos y menos televisión
66. Visit the library Perot Museum Local camps waterparks or splash pools
67. Keep them active play outside and do homework
68. Take kids to library
69. Animarlos a seguir estudiando durante el verano y buscar campamentos para ellos. Leer.
70. Feed them healthy meals
71. Enjoy the time with your children. Make memories
72. Keep active and involved Also reading continuously
73. Read! Read! Read!
74. Hacer actividades al aire libre
75. Take your kids to campinvention
76. To be healthy. Be creative
77. Actividades físicas Actividades académicas Visita la biblioteca
78. Go on vacation
79. Read
80. Keep them active and safe, have fun, cherish moments that we share
81. Leer , jugar, ir al parque
82. Keep them active
83. Entretenerse sanamente y con vivir con los hijos
84. What we need to with children during the summer is keep them active, motivated and strengthening in every area
85. Find a great camp, use Khan academy, go camping
86. Con vivir con la familia y hijos
87. Enjoy every time with your kids. Have fun.
88. Keep them active and motivated at all times (Smiling Face)
89. Enroll into summer camps reading programs be active in everything they do.
90. Listen to your kids
91. Make children responsible for their actions
92. The advice I give is spend lots of quality time and love them and of course read to them Edith Lopez
93. Listen to you children Keep them active
94. Educate them teach them about caring sharing, bullying Have lots of fun Angela
95. Read every night to and with your child
96. Keep the kids busy
97. Listen to you kids
98. Work life balance Kid development society contribution
99. De dejar de practicar la lectura durante el verano
100. Help your child to read more books and more books
101. Keep them reading EVERDAY!
102. Get your children out of the house and moving
103. Play outside
104. Que se mantengan ocupados en una actividad o deporte
105. Que los niños lean todos los días aunque estén en vacaciones
106. Ensenarlos a respectar a todos los niños
107. Mi mejor consejo es estar al lado de nuestros hijos y brindar el apoyo que necesitan
108. Ensenarle y que no pierden lo que aprendan
109. Biblioteca, leer juntos para ayudar en el aprendizaje
110. Always make time for the kids
111. Be productive and persistent
112. Working on drawing skills
113. Tiempo de calidad con los hijos, escucharlos
114. La televisión no protege y no educa
115. Disfrutar can los hijos cada día.

To discover more fun and free or low-cost summer activities in your neighborhood, visit and start exploring!

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