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Dino Day: Fossil Hunting in The Australian Outback

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as on a fossil dig? For #CampCaribu’s Dinosaur Day, we spoke to dino experts around the world to learn more about life in the field! The more scientists know about what’s below the Earth’s surface, the more we can solve current mysteries about nature and wildlife today. The Caribu app is a great way to introduce kids to learning about dinosaurs. Download the app and schedule a Caribu video-call to read about these famous prehistoric creatures with your family members. Discuss what makes dinos different from animals today! Choose your favorite dino, and describe what you like about it. Try our dinosaur coloring pages, and draw together in a virtual playdate!

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Dino Day: T-Rex Takes The Stage In Chicago

Did you know that T-Rex had enormous teeth up to a foot long? Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as T. rex or T-Rex, was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived. It’s also captured the imagination of fossil fans since its discovery in 1902. For kids and families who want to learn more about T. rex and other dramatic dinos, #CampCaribu’s ‘Animal Adventures’ Summer Reading category is a great place to start! Check out our favorite T. rex covers in the #CaribuApp, and learn more about dinos big and small! Explore prehistoric eras with fun facts and dynamic illustrations.

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Dino Day: Search Below The Surface In Los Angeles!

It’s Dinosaur Day at #CampCaribu, and we’re talking to experts across the globe about their fossil findings and dino discoveries. Scientists have found evidence of prehistoric creatures all over the world. You can learn some of their names and characteristics by exploring the excellent books in the Caribu Summer Reading category this week! Enjoy illustrated stories and guides that introduce dinosaurs to children. You can also color-in some of our dinosaur drawing pages together. Schedule a Caribu call with your loved ones to plan a virtual dino playdate!

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Dino Day: Canadian Dinosaur Hunting!

What’s more exciting than learning about some of the world’s most incredible animals of all time: Dinosaurs! Check out the many dynamic dino books featured in this week’s summer reading selection in the Caribu app. Find books with dino facts and fairytales that you can read together with little ones in a virtual playdate. Which is your favorite dinosaur? What do you like about it? To learn more, we spoke with some experts from dinosaur museums across the globe! Our Q&A below features Eilidh Macdonald, Science Educator at The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada. Read on to discover exciting facts about prehistoric creatures, and what it’s like to work in the fossil world.

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TEACHERS: BRING THE MAGIC OF READING TO YOUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM WITH CARIBU’S NEW WEB-BASED PLATFORM

Teachers: Bring The Magic Of Reading To Your Virtual Classroom With Caribu’s New Web-Based Platform

This fall, there is a new solution for teachers to keep students engaged during reading activities. Caribu is excited to announce the launch of its new web platform that allows you to read children’s books page-by-page with your students while you teach classes online. With Caribu, you can build a culture of reading in your classroom even during this time of social distancing. Caribu’s new web-based platform will allow you to open and read books on your computer as you teach lessons with Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video calling platforms. This makes it simple to share read alouds, facilitate guided reading, and have book discussions with groups of children large and small.

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How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

How Safe Is Your School’s Reopening Plan? Here’s What To Look For

As schools across the country grapple with bringing kids back into the classroom, parents — and teachers — are worried about safety. We asked pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and education experts for help evaluating school district plans. What we learned: There’s no such thing as zero risk, but certain practices can lower the risk of an outbreak at school and keep kids, teachers and families safer.

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Go On An Animal Adventure_With #CampCaribu In Your Next Family Video-Call

Go On An Animal Adventure With #CampCaribu In Your Next Family Video-Call

This week features books about adventurous animals big and small! Schedule a virtual playdate with your family members, and enjoy the sweet stories and heartwarming tales about creatures of all stripes (and spots!). You also can learn some fascinating facts about animals and their environments as you read together in a video-call. Here is a preview of what’s to come:

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Meet The Illustrator Kent Yoshimura

Meet The Illustrator: Kent Yoshimura

If you’ve read the book Wobegon and Mildred in #CampCaribu’s ‘Best Friends’ week summer reading list, you might have noticed its colorful, out-of-the-box illustrations by Kent Yoshimura. Each page is a digital collage: the two main characters are designed with multi-textured, animal-like features that convey their personalities; the immediate background includes geometric patterns of cars, plants, shapes, and cityscapes; and the far background is a watercolor haze. The effect gives readers a snapshot of the wacky, multi-dimensional town where the story is set, and where two unusual parking ticket monitors stand out among the crowd for their eccentricities.

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Grandparents Play Starring Role In Multigenerational Home Life

Grandparents Play Starring Role In Multigenerational Home Life

Across the country, multigenerational living situations — whether spurred by the coronavirus pandemic or already in place — are making grandparents starring figures in family life. They’re caring for grandchildren as parents work from home, helping with remote education, doing chores like cooking and yard work, and reading bedtime stories. The result is often a deeper relationship with members of the household.

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Masks For 7 Hours A Day? How We Can Start Prepping Kids Now

Masks For 7 Hours A Day? How We Can Start Prepping Kids Now

With so much about school reopenings around the nation still unknown, one thing seems certain: If schools do reopen for in-person learning, many of those same schools will require children to wear masks. Even if your child has become accustomed to wearing a mask to enter a store or play on the playground, chances are even the most compliant best mask-wearers have yet to wear one for seven hours a day, as they may be expected to in school.

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Going Camping This Summer? Here’s What You Need To Know

Going Camping This Summer? Here’s What You Need To Know

Americans yearning to get out of their homes for safe summer travels are discovering—or rediscovering—the joys of playing, eating, and sleeping in the outdoors.If you’re new to camping—or usually prefer resort beds to sleeping bags—these tips will help ease you into close encounters with nature that will bring discovery, joy, and a sense of accomplishment. You might even see a shooting star.

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10 Ways To Keep The Kids Quiet During Conference Calls

10 Ways To Keep The Kids Quiet During Conference Calls

For work-from-home parents, one of the most challenging things to do is figuring out ways to keep the kids quiet during business calls, conference calls, and virtual meetings. No one said working from home would be a walk in the park, but it can sure be enjoyable even for the kids, especially when parents designate activities that allow them some quiet time and personal exploration.

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