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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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Managing Technology Distractions on School Nights

Sep 09, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Sleep, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, High School, Cell Phones, Back to School

Cell phones, Facebook, I-Touch, Xbox + students + parents… can they peacefully co-exist and survive the school year? How do we best teach our kids to manage technology distractions on school nights? Hmmm. Did you ever ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Hassle Free Homework

Sep 02, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Homework, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

Parents often ask, "How can I make homework less of a chore?" As young children start Kindergarten or First Grade it’s the first time they have real homework. Very often the children are excited about homework because ... Read more
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
SchoolFamily
How to Help Children With Reading Disabilities Cope with Academic Demands

Jul 29, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

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... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Child Discover the Joy of Reading

Jul 23, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Remember the excitement and joy you felt when your child started to speak? Sounds led to words, words to sentences, and sentences to conversations. You encouraged their speech with interactions, imitation, questions and comm... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Inspire Your Child to Become a Better Writer

Jul 16, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Do you want your child to become a good writer? Start by sharing how you use writing every day, such as lists, e-mails, recipes, directions, etc. To spark your child’s interest in writing tie it to their everyday activ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Petition for Later Start Times for High School?

Jul 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Sleep, Kids Learning, High School

When you have children in elementary school the conventional advice is easy to follow: get your child to bed at a reasonable hour and they will have an easier time in school. Fast forward several years to high school and the ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
The Joy of “Hands-On” Learning

Jul 09, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

"Wouldn’t my students love this," I thought as three little hummingbirds were feeding from my outstretched hand. I could hear the tiny bird’s distinctive hum and see their rapidly beating wings. I felt their lit... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Fun Rainy Day (Learning) Activities

Jul 01, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Old magazines can be "recycled" to new learning tools this summer. With a stack of old magazines your child can practice visual, fine motor, phonic, reading and math skills. Here are a few ideas to get started. Have your c... Read more
SchoolFamily
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