parent tips

Who doesn’t like to play a game of Clue with their kids? After reading “Who Am I? Wild Animals” in the StoryTime section of the Homer app, take the game offline and think of new animals to use. It only takes a few materials and will allow for the whole family to be involved in the guessing game.

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The Palsson summer European road trip continues as this family of four explores the world with a 125 day adventure to learn about other cultures and bond as a family. Kimberly shares her planning, and hopefully inspiring parents to take a trip, even if you can simply expose your child to the local museum, and apply what your child is learning in Homer’s Discover the World section.

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The long weekend is upon us, and families around the country are packing up – with a lot of excitement and just a little, well, fear. After all, traveling with kids can be as exhausting as it is exhilarating. “Are we there yet? I need to go potty!!! When can we eat?”

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With Homer, your child can explore different regions throughout the Earth in the Discover the World section. They are not only exposed to cultures throughout the world, but we hope they are intrigued to learn more and perhaps even to visit these places one day. For inspiration and perhaps just to vicariously live through them a bit, this Summer we will follow the adventures of one family who takes a massive roadtrip through Europe with their 2 and 5 year olds. 

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Not sure if your family is like mine, but we often seem to go in many different directions at once, and just getting the family around the table for dinner at the same time is deemed an achievement. As the season gets busier with graduations, weddings, and summer travel ahead, I’ve reached out to youth development experts Ann Saylor and Susan Ragsdale to share a good activity with our Homer moms and dads to keep your family strong and intentional. Susan and Ann are nationally recognized trainers and best-selling authors with a collective 45 years of experience in the field of youth development and leadership. Their mantra “play, live, lead with purpose” is evident in all they do.

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