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Connie McCarthy
The Impact of Too Little Unstructured Playtime

Aug 27, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, After-School

This past Monday night I chose to be the voice of my young students. In front of school committee members, the superintendent, and 300 or so parents of my school community, I spoke on behalf of all East Providence elementary ... Read more
How to Teach Your Child to be a Bully at School This Year

Aug 06, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Elementary School, Bullying, Back to School

No one wants to get the call from the school principal saying that your child was bullying a classmate. No one.  And yet bullying harrassement in schools is rampant.  Recently, we featured two blogs on kids bullying... Read more
The Summer Before Kindergarten

Jun 22, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

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
Make-overs for School Lunches

Jun 07, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Nutrition, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

What do Michele Obama, Rachel Ray and the Hidden Valley company have in common? (No this is not a joke!) The answer: They all want America's school lunches to get an extreme make-over! I thi... Read more
Can Silly Bandz Teach Your Kids to Manage Distractions?

Jun 03, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 17, chances are you are all too familiar with Silly Banz. Heck, you may even have some on your wrist right now -- a gift of love from your kids perhaps? The wearing and trading of... Read more
How Emotional Intelligence is Linked to School Success

May 24, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School, Bullying

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 paren... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Basic Number Grids Make Math Easy

Apr 07, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Simple number grids are a great math tool for young children. Grids allow children to clearly see numbers they are adding or subtracting, as their finger “jumps” from one number to the next. Grids consist of rows... Read more
15 Ways To Advocate for Your Child with a Learning Disability

Mar 31, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Elementary School

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City U... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Practical Ways to Encourage Writing For a Purpose

Mar 22, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

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
The Arts in Education: Essential or Not?

Mar 10, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, School Success, School Curriculum, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Elementary School

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