More Than S'mores

A blog from the Kennolyn campfire

Your Guide to Finding Summer Reading Programs for 2017 in the Bay Area

Posted by Kennolyn on June 27, 2017

Keeping the mind active with stimulating stories prevents the sort of summer hibernation that could mean a slow and bumpy transition into the next school year. It’s a great thing, then, that libraries throughout the Bay Area offer programs to keep kids engaged in some of the best books that have hit the shelves in recent years—and in a community of peers who are also exploring the library’s resourceful diversions.

Bay Area Kids’ Summer Camps Give Us Eco-Friendly Packing Tips and Ideas for Family Trips

Posted by Kennolyn on June 16, 2017

When you start to put together a packing list for the whole family, you may notice how fast that carbon footprint can add up. Between plastic bags, throw-away mini shampoos and conditioners, and bottles of sunscreen—there’s actually a whole lot of “waste” that accumulates during summer travel. Packing for trips can be a collaborative effort between parents and kids, and it can also be a great way to have a conversation about how to reduce waste. With a bit of extra care and a few simple swaps, you can easily make your family’s packing more eco-friendly for your adventures this summer and beyond. We’ve put together some tips for how to pack the ecological way that doesn’t add a lot of stress or extra steps.

Your Guide to the Bay Area’s Best Father’s Day Events and Ideas for 2017

Posted by Kennolyn on June 6, 2017

My own father is humble about his impact on the family’s happiness. But despite this humility, I can still see in his eyes how much he cares when he’s singled out for appreciation. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18th, and it’s the perfect time to return the happiness and generosity that he […]

Is My Child Ready for Sleepaway Camp? Things to Consider Before Sending Your Child To Summer Camp

Posted by Kennolyn on June 5, 2017

While overnight summer camp is certainly a huge step, many of the basic daily tasks your child has been growing into may already be filling their camp toolbox pretty well. Let’s break up that big “are they ready” question into some more specific and manageable ones. Go ahead and print out our quiz questions and approach them one at a time, checking off each to which you can answer “yes.”

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