Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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
In honor of National Engineers Week (this week), thought I'd pass along some articles, resources, and sites that focus on making math and science fun for your kids. Articles: Loved this article that talks a... Read more
National news programs recently reported that the amount of time American children spend watching TV, playing video games, using small electronic devices, or surfing on the computer has increased to almost 8 hours a day! I c... Read more
Recently, I found a resource called Fishful Thinking (sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, thus the name) that does a great job of teaching kids the skills they need to deal with set backs, overcome challenges, and re... Read more
We often hear from parents of children with high academic talent how difficult it is to advocate for their children and find the best gifted and talented resources. That's why the latest news of President Obama's p... Read more
“Roll for a Card” is a fun game that I have played with my own children and students to sharpen early learning skills. It's fun, easy, and takes about 15-20 minutes to play. Items Needed: One die from a pair of ... Read more
In my last post I shared some simple activities that can help your young child improve cutting skills. Today's games are very effective in improving your child's drawing and handwriting skills. Fill a shirt-sized cardboa... Read more