Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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 cardbo... Read more
Just came across this blog called "Fed-up: School Lunch Project" and was very intrigued. I've read with great interest countless articles about what parents are doing to reform school lunches, and how to have h... Read more
Early school success is often based on the mechanics of a young child’s fine motor skills. These skills are needed for cutting, coloring, pasting and printing.In these next few weeks I’ll share some tips and activ... Read more
Math facts + word problems + graphing ... does this add up to math anxiety for you and your child or does it equal fun? If you said anxiety you are not alone. I must confess that I was once in that camp as well. Math was neve... Read more
Research confirms the importance of grandparents in a child’s life. The time that grandparents spend, their patience, and their full-life experiences are invaluable to grandchildren. Grandparents are a wonde... Read more
"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul gen... Read more