Summer camp for kids with learning differences

  • Written by Jen Fukutaki, Hamlin Robinson staff

It’s that time of year — parents are looking at summer camp opportunities for their kids. While those purely fun, creative and exciting summer experiences are certainly on the docket, many parents will also be searching for educational options — perhaps for a child who needs extra help due to learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorders and others.  

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Your kids can learn to paddle in Kenmore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The City of Kenmore is partnering with the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center at Squire’s Landing Park to provide recreational paddling programs for the public. The city’s newly-acquired park property on the calm Sammamish River is an ideal location for all paddlers, especially youth and beginners.

No experience is required and scholarships are available for low-income youth.

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It’s never too early to start looking for a summer job

  • Written by Emily Hamann

It may not feel like it, but summer is right around the corner. In a few months, the school year will be over. For many teens that means days full of kicking back by the water, hanging out with friends and taking road trips. But maybe you’re the teen who decided to get a job this summer. Whether you’re saving up for concert tickets, or your parents are making you pay for your own car insurance, you find yourself in need of some money. You’ve never had a job before, so where do you start?

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Let your imagination run wild in Kirkland Arts Center’s new exhibition: Imaginature

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Jan. 24 - March 7
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 23, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Imaginature examines how different artists create works that are inspired by nature and warped by their imagination. The works featured in Imaginature range from slightly altered landscapes to wild, surreal portrayals of animals. Natural imagery is manipulated in novel and exciting ways. Curated by Grant P.H. Barber, the exhibit features art from local artists and galleries.

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How to handle student-teacher conflicts for the benefit of your child’s education

  • Written by BPT

Conflict and disagreements are a part of life. As an adult you understand this and you employ skills that help you mitigate conflicts and avoid future disagreements. Your children, however, may not have developed these skills yet. That means they will rely on you for help in dealing with these situations. Your help is especially important when the disagreement involves your child’s teacher. Approaching this situation in the proper way is important. It provides a good example for your children and sets them up for a successful learning experience the rest of the school year.

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