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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
It’s widely known that parents who are actively involved in their child’s reading activities can significantly increase their child’s literacy.
Here are eight simple strategies you can use to encourage good ... Read more
Before very long, it will be time for the first test of the school year. Tests can be stressful, especially when students have not prepared well enough. Many students learn by studying flash cards. They are a great study meth... Read more
One of my favorite things in life is watching my grandson play. He doesn’t need toys, although he does like them. He sometimes picks up a stick and one moment it’s an airplane. Then it becomes a car, then a train,... Read more
The start of the school year is the perfect time to think about volunteering at your child’s school. Any time you can spare would be beneficial. As a more involved parent, you increase your child’s opportunities t... Read more
Many parents are shopping for school supplies, and most are using the list of supplies provided by their child’s school. Some students have problems keeping up with their school “stuff.” These kids lose penc... Read more
As August approaches, most young students are excited about starting a new school year. They are ready to go. However, some children experience anxiety about going to school. This can affect the entire family. Morning routine... Read more
Last week I shared four strategies to help you prepare your young child for kindergarten. Here are four more quick and easy ways to make the transition from summer to kindergarten both smooth and productive.
Help him practic... Read more
As your elementary-age child settles into the new year, schools typically schedule an open house or “meet the teacher” night. This is an important event to attend, if your schedule allows.
It’s important be... Read more
Parents night (also called back-to-school night) is a big event at our school. Almost all of our families are represented by one or both parents. It is a time to get a feeling for the atmosphere in the school and find out ... Read more
Back-to-school time is a great opportunity for parents to introduce (or bring back) routines into children’s lives, from homework and bedtime routines to practicing healthy habits.
And one of the best ways to help kids ... Read more