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31 Days of Adventure

July is National Anti-boredom Month. We’re not making this up! Check out the story of Anti-boredom Month and its founder, Alan Caruba. To help you beat the heat and the doldrums, we’ve listed thirty-one ways to celebrate your way through July. Want more ideas? Visit the Holidays and Observances website for even more ideas. July […]

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5 Things to Try in June

It’s June, and school’s out! Crosley and John have asked Crenwinkle to give them some ideas for daytime adventures. Crenwinkle consulted our friends at HolidaysandObservances.com and then suggested five things to try during June. Stock up on Crusted Crème Fro-Madges and Steamed Root Beer, and let’s have some summer fun! Try Camping! June is officially […]

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Road Trip! Writing Prompts for the Road

Eight years ago, Night Buddies author Sands Hetherington wrote about his adventures traveling with his son, John. In an article for The Good Men Project, Sands said, “So what’s my advice to any of you fathers out there? Hop in the car. Don’t forget maps and a GPS. Let your son or daughter hop into […]

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5 Family Word Games

Want a screen-free family fun night? Break out the word games! Word games build vocabulary and spelling skills while encouraging interaction and creativity. Plus, they’re just plain fun! Crosley and John recommend five of their favorite word games. Play on Words. This game combines the elements of Scrabble and Anagrams. Players build words from card […]

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Snow Day Fun!

The winter weather has been frightful in the Borough where John Degraffenreidt lives! He’s already had two snow days off from school. He doesn’t like to sit around and waste unexpected vacations watching TV or playing video games. Those are ordinary activities. John believes snow days are for extra, special adventures. Here are some of […]

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Elf on the Shelf Night Buddies Style

‘Tis the season when the Elf on the Shelf gets up to all kinds of shenanigans. Crosley and Crenwinkle put on their epiphany bones together and came up with some mighty fine Excelsiors regarding what the Elf might do on a Night Buddies Program. After ensuring you had the proper clearance, the crocodile brothers now […]

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5 Far-out Gift Ideas for Readers

John and Crosley are having fun creating their holiday wish lists. Besides pineapple cheesecakes, more whatchamacallits, a new blimp, and some iguana repellant, they have their eyes on these fun gifts to use when they are settled in, reading a favorite story. Nestl Reading Pillow. A sturdy but cozy support to use in bed, on […]

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6 Fun Advent Adventures

Happy December! Last year, we ran a popular post on creating a book advent calendar. You can revisit that post here. We described how to curate books and read together in the days leading up to Christmas. Today, we share more ideas for Advent adventures. Advent is the season of preparation before Christmas. It lasts […]

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4 Tips for Great Bedtime Stories

Today, we jump in the way back machine and review Night Buddies author Sands Hetherington’s tips for becoming a master bedtime storyteller.  So you’ve decided you want to tell a story to your child every night before they go to bed, but you’ve read every book in your house over and over, and the only […]

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