Reading, writing, math, and science: How to help your child build skills.

Build Math Skills at Home

High School Math

High School Math: How Parents Can Help Build Skills

Some simple strategies and encouragement will benefit students who are struggling in math.

Mastering Math

Yes, you can help your child learn math, even if it's not his favorite subject (or yours).

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Build Reading Skills at Home

12 Ways To Help Your Child Love the Library

Have you and your child been to your local library lately? In addition to wonderful books, today’s libraries offer multimedia options, community events, fun activi...

Teach Your Child To Love Reading

These tips from teachers will help your early elementary school child read better and enjoy reading more.

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Build Writing Skills at Home

Handwritten Thank-You Notes Offer Many Ways To Learn

Parents can add humor—and math and history learning—to this task, which is one that most children initially resist.

Help Your Teenager Become a Confident Writer

A literacy coach and author shares tips to help parents encourage their teen’s writing ability—without doing the work for them or having them take offense duri...

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Build Science Skills

Leap Day

7 Ideas for Celebrating Leap Day

Celebrate that extra day every four years in February—the 29th—with your kids, using some of these fun and educational activities.

Geocaching 101: Family Fun for All, in Every Season

How about taking the whole family on a scavenger hunt, except one that’s held outdoors and uses high-tech navigation? Learn about this latest outdoor craze that ev...

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Given the choice, would your child prefer to study math, reading, or science?

Building Reading Skills

Summer Reading List

These books, for kindergarteners to middle schoolers, will capture your kids’ imagination, and they’re perfect for reading aloud.

Back-to-School Books

Reading about going back to school is a great way to ease the transition. Especially with younger children, as you turn the pages together, you can talk about their ...

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