Family Fun Inspiration for January 2019

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Happy New Year! There’s something exciting about the promise of a new year.  I always have such a renewed energy at the start of the month. To help inspire you, here’s our bucket list for the month of January. We’re embracing the dark days, exploring the weather, learning about aerospace, uncovering new healthy favorites in the kitchen and working toward our learning to read resolution. 

P.S. If your small-fry are fans of PBS KIDS, Odd Squad has a new one-hour special. Check out Odds and Ends anywhere you watch PBS KIDS beginning January 21.




  • How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy
  • The Importance of Household Chores
  • How elements of hygge can help fighting winter doldrums
  • New dance moves at ballet class
  • How to build a rocket and how airplanes work at Junior Aerospace Engineer class 
  • Math function basics: add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Ways to crack down on clutter around the house
  • How we interact with nature and how to preserve it
  • Book club: “Sarah Plain and Tall” by Patricia MacLachlan
  • “Phonics Practice Readers: Series A, Set 1, Short Vowels”
  • “Home Learning Year by Year” by Rebecca Rupp
  • “Sharing Nature with Children” by Joseph Bharat Cornell
  • “What Chefs Feed Their Kids” by Fanae Aaron
  • “The Young Chef” by Mark Ainsworth


What’s your family like to do in January? Let me know in the comments below!

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