Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Writing well usually begins with writing for a purpose. Here are three simple activities to give writing meaning, and encourage your child to connect the importance of writing and reading to everyday life. Give your chi... Read more
This guest blog is from Paul Hemphill, a private college admissions coach and financial aid specialist.He has created six DVDs and written two books about strategies that make students stand out in the college application pro... Read more
Good listening skills are essential for school success. If your child’s listening skills could use sharpening try these three easy, quick, and fun activities. These games can be played in a 10-20 minute period of tim... Read more
Every time I scan the news I see another article about cutting the arts from education. It saddens me. Deeply. I know that budget cuts are very real and that there are no easy decisions or answers. Here's the thing: to me,... Read more
Here is a great activity for eye-hand coordination, as well as strengthening finger muscles. Make your own lacing cards to help strengthen your child’s finger muscles. You will need: Poster board A hole puncher... Read more
Pleased to introduce a guest blogger this week: Janis Daly. Janis is our director of sponsorship sales, and mom to 2 teen boys. Her oldest is nearing the end of his college admissions process. Janis has some insight, tha... Read more
Homework. Amazing how one word can enduce so much stress for parents and kids alike, isn't it? We get many questions from parents on the topic of homework. How do I get my child to do their homework without tears?  ... Read more
Fine Motor Skills require the use of the smaller muscle groups like the hands, fingers, toes, and lips. Young children need to develop these skills for school success. Cutting, printing, coloring, pasting, writing stories, a... Read more
We're excited to tell you about a give-away that we are doing on Twitter. We are partnering with SpellQuizzer to give away 6 SpellQuizzer software licenses -- two a week for three weeks.
We think that t... Read more
Gross motor skills impact bigger muscle groups, like the arms, legs, feet, and torso. They are the first motor skills a child develops.Mastering gross motor skills helps your child develop a sense of balance and spatial aware... Read more