Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
"Wouldn’t my students love this," I thought as three little hummingbirds were feeding from my outstretched hand. I could hear the tiny bird’s distinctive hum and see their rapidly beating wings. I felt their lit... Read more
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 pare... Read more
Old magazines can be "recycled" to new learning tools this summer. With a stack of old magazines your child can practice visual, fine motor, phonic, reading and math skills. Here are a few ideas to get started.
Have your c... Read more
Just finished reading the New York Times article "Online Bullies Pull Schools into the Fray." If you have kids in grades 4-9, I strongly recommend that you read this article. But be forewarned, it will leave your head spinnin... Read more
Here are three enjoyable outdoor summer activities that help develop fine motor skills. They require no paper, pencils, or electronic devices! Plan each activity for a different summer day.
For the first, you will need:
A b... Read more
Just a head’s up to some changes to our site. With the ever-growing popularity of Facebook, we have decided to shift our community over to our Facebook page and continue the conversations over there. The party is not ov... Read more
Getting ready for Kindergarten was top on my mind on my way to work this morning. You see, I was at a cookout last night with a bunch of families who had soon-to-be kindergarten kids and many of the conversations center... Read more
The ending of a school year often leaves parents wondering how they can keep their child’s academic and physical skills sharp during the summer months.
Two great resources to check out are your local library, and your l... Read more
Yippee. School's out. I have always been one of those mothers who prefers the unstructured nature of summer over the frenetic pace of the school year. That is, until my kids became tweens. Never is the term tween ... Read more
Often, at this time of year I see dramatic changes in classroom behavior and a child’s ability to stay focused and on task. I suspect that this is sometimes caused by seasonal allergies and the medications used to treat... Read more