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Tim Sullivan
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework

One of the great mysteries of the educational universe is why students aren't taught how to study. I was lucky enough to be shown the Folded Paper Method in the 8th grade, and I have been using it ever since! Not only does it... Read more
Connie McCarthy
More Activities to Improve Gross Motor Skills

Aug 13, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness

Play is crucial in helping children develop good Gross Motor Skills. Here are five more activities that will help your four-to-six year old practice and refine these important Gross Motor Skills. All of these games can be pla... Read more
Bill Harley
Encourage Learning - Leave Things Around the House

Jun 30, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Kids Learning, Bill Harley

Parents often come up to me after a concert and ask what they should do to get their child interested in music. When should you start lessons? What instrument is best? There are many approaches to getting children interested ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The New School Cheating? Or no?

Jun 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology, Kids Learning

Lots of conversation about the recent Common Sense Media report on how many kids are cheating (and how) these days and how they're using new technology tools to help.Obviously, some cheating is still just cheating. Has been h... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Summer and Learning and Fun Can Go Together

May 12, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Summer Learning, Kids Learning

Our family is right in the middle of summer planning season. I know that those "organized" families have already booked all their camps and trips and classes (you know who you are...), but I bet we're not alone in still figur... Read more
SchoolFamily
6 Ways to Help Your Kid Be a Teacher's Favorite

Sep 19, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Kids Learning

This is a guest post by Vanessa Van Petten from OnTeensToday.com. Vanessa wrote a parenting book when she was 17, called "You're Grounded!" and is now on a national speaking tour, reaching out to both parents and teenagers ab... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Optimism Matters for Kids and Parents

Sep 18, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Kids Learning

I've been a huge fan of this program from the first time I saw it (while munching on some Goldfish -- probably the kids' snack that I steal the most) and have been meaning to highlight it here for some time now.As a parent, c... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Blame Mr. Rogers

Jul 10, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents

When I was a kid, I'd sprawl out on my parents' bed each morning before kindergarten to watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. I loved Mr. Rogers. Not so much the show, which creeped me out a bit (particularly the puppet Lady Elaine... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Graduations Gone Wild

Jun 29, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School

In a thought-provoking Newsweek column, Rabbi Marc Gellman weighs the pros and cons of child graduations.Pros: Graduations celebrate learning and provide motivation to pursue goals. Most important, they show kids that they ha... Read more