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Can Silly Bandz Teach Your Kids to Manage Distractions?

Jun 03, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 17, chances are you are all too familiar with Silly Banz. Heck, you may even have some on your wrist right now -- a gift of love from your kids perhaps? The wearing and trading of... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Improve Your Child’s Memory

Jun 03, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Good visual and memory skills can help your child be successful in school. You can help improve these skills with a simple, fun activity that takes about ten to twenty minutes. This game can be played on a flat surface at ho... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Play "Read Around the Room" to Improve Reading Standards

May 28, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Here’s an activity that combines visual, auditory, and tactile skills in a game that can help improve national reading standards. I used this game with my own children to increase their interest in reading at an early a... Read more
SchoolFamily
Does Your Child Know how to Study?

May 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Parent Involvement, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, After-School

Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kno... Read more
SchoolFamily
How Emotional Intelligence is Linked to School Success

May 24, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School, Bullying

This is a guest post by Sue Blaney, a nationally recognized award-winning author, speaker, and publisher dedicated to supporting parents in successfully raising teenagers. Sue specializes in communication and works with paren... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Logical Thinking Games Make Learning Fun

May 20, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Playing "logical" games with your child helps them develop critical thinking skills needed for math and reading success. Analogies are just a comparison of two things. These analogy games promote making connections and seein... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Learning Through "Discovery"

May 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how th... Read more
SchoolFamily
Do you Know What Your Kids are Doing Online?

May 13, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Internet Safety, High School

Cyber bullying and internet safety. It's all over the news these days. As parents, what’s sometimes scary in the big internet world is the feeling of: “I don't know what I don't know”. Case in point, I just ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Math Fun with Snacks

May 07, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Nutrition, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Turn snack time into math time with a few simple tricks and activities to make math fun and delicious! Play “Roll for a Snack.” Use a small snack cup or plate. Take one die, from a pair of dice, and have you... Read more
SchoolFamily
Your Teen Is Cut From the Team…What’s a Parent to do?

May 05, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

SchoolFamily.com is pleased to have a guest post by Sue Blaney, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, speaker, and publisher. Blaney is dedicated to supporting parents and helping them successfully raise teenager... Read more