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Livia McCoy
Children, Sleep and Long Term Memory

Aug 16, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Sleep, Livia McCoy, Extracurricular Activities

Scientists now have evidence that long-term memories form during sleep. For years we have suspected that sleep was important for learning and memory. This data now confirms that suspicion (See Science Daily, Sept. 16, 2009)... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Simple Ways to Increase Your Child's Reading Comprehension

Aug 15, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, School Success, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Ready, Set, Read! When my son, Michael, was four years old someone gave him a video of his favorite movie “Star Wars.”   The problem was he could not yet read.  So, each time the movie started, as t... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Sex Education Now Mandatory in New York City schools

Aug 12, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in, School Curriculum, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness

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Carol Brooks Ball
Welcome to!

Aug 10, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in, Parent Involvement, Elementary School, Back to School

Greetings! I'm Carol Brooks Ball and I'd like to personally welcome you to! As the new editor of the website, I'll be adding articles, tips, how-tos, and more to help you help your children do their best in ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Getting Started on a Task - How to Help Your Child

Aug 08, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities

Some children have a hard time getting started on a task. They sit and stare at the worksheet or book and do not know what to do. There are several things that may be going on. They may know what they are supposed to do, b... Read more
Terrific New Site that Helps You Stay Connected to Your Child’s Classroom

Aug 04, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Back to School

There is no more denying it: back-to-school is upon us.  So, are you in the “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” camp or the “sad to see them go” camp? For me, I always suffer from a f... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Back to School Countdown for Early Elementary Kids

Aug 04, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Supplies, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

Relaxed summer schedules are ending, and the back to school rush has begun. If your young child is counting down the days until school starts, or has just started back, your household routines are changing and getting back in... Read more
Help Teachers Get the Supplies They Need Through

Aug 03, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Organization, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Contest, Back to School

  Did you know that on average, teachers spend $462 of their own money to buy supplies for their classroom?   Enter! This new site was launched last week by School Family Media (our parent compan... Read more
Livia McCoy
What Happens When We Learn?

Aug 01, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

Many people ask me to help them understand why their child is having trouble learning in school. This is a very complicated question! Many things have to happen before learning can occur. The first step in the learning pro... Read more
Your Suggestions of Must-Read Children's Books & Sweepstakes Winners

Jul 29, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, School Success, Kids Reading, Contest

  Closing out this week with some good news and some good reads! We are happy to announce the 2 winners of the Summer Reading List Sweepstakes. Congrats go to: Gina Lovejoy from California Shelly Rogers from Missouri Jud... Read more