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Homeschooling: How to Homeschool

It’s that time of year again!  Fall is just around the corner, the days are getting a little shorter, and our darling children are headed back to school!  But for some of us back to school means back to homeschool.  It’s a growing form of education and every year there are more and more families making the decision to home educate their child(ren). […]

September 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Kid’s Books: Books on Back to School

Starting school can be exciting and scary for kids, especially if this is their first foray into a classroom. Our Back to School section is full of great articles on getting ready for the return to school, including 8 Tips on Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten. […]

August 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

Summer Education: Teach at the Beach

During summer, our children’s learning spaces expand well beyond the confines of school walls. A “summer classroom” can be as massive as the ocean or as tiny as a sliver of seashell… and the summer learning that takes place here is powerful stuff! […]

August 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Best Educational Apps for Kids

Downtime in the busy summer months probably consists of the kids playing some sort of game like Smurfs Village or Angry Birds on your smartphone.  But did you know there are fantastic educational apps for kids out there as well? The apps listed below earn high marks when it comes to combining learning with fun. […]

July 26th, 2011|9 Comments

Technology and Kids: Tablets

When it comes to technology and kids, I’ve always been a big fan of incorporating fun into learning. I really believe that learning does not have to be boring or painful, and in fact technology geared toward kids can make it exciting and a fun process. I think today’s tablets are an excellent example of just that – technology that is both educational and entertaining for kids. […]

July 20th, 2011|0 Comments

Everything Back to School

If you have little (or big) ones heading back to school this September, we’re here to help. We’ve gathered loads of tips to create a seamless transition between the lazy days of summer and the craziness of back to school. Take a peek… […]

August 14th, 2010|0 Comments

8 Tips on Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

It’s only August and already I am anxious about sending my son to kindergarten for the first time. While we may have sent him to preschool a few mornings a week last year, this is the real deal. In order to get him ready, I have already started preparing for the middle of September when he takes those ‘big boy’ steps through the school’s front doors. If you are a new school mama like me, here are a few ideas to help your child get ready. […]

August 1st, 2010|0 Comments

Building Homework Habits

Homework doesn’t have to be a fighting point in your family. A good homework routine can establish expectations, development and success with homework. […]

August 1st, 2010|0 Comments

Advice for High School Transition

Starting high school can be a very daunting experience for both parents and teens. People prepare for and handle the experience in different ways. High school is a different machine and I believe it is important to prepare your child for high school. […]

August 1st, 2010|0 Comments

Helping Your Child Get Smarter

There are lots of ways to be smart! We need a range of abilities—analytical, creative, social & emotional, and practical—and the motivation to use them. Yes, we are probably born with tendencies toward particular strengths and thinking styles in these areas, but all of them are affected by what we learn and experience. Parents, this is where you come in! […]

August 1st, 2010|0 Comments