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Eco-Friendly Summer Science Experiments for Kids

By Inhabitots

Looking for some clever ways to prevent summer brain drain? » Read more

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Fun, Educational, Green Learning Tools

By Inhabitots

Summer break is upon us, and while we hope kids have plenty of time to relax, unwind and enjoy family and friends and the great outdoors, we also know that a long lapse from learning may spel » Read more

My Child Hates to Read! Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Books

Have a child who would sooner do chores than pick up a book? Relax and rest assured in the knowledge that you are not alone. Reading can be a chore for some kids, but there are ways you can add some enthusiasm and encouragement to your kids to blossom their interest in books. Before you know it, you’ll be turning your “read-a-phobe” into a regular little book worm. » Read more

Apps for Students: Tools to Help Kids Learn & Stay Organized!

As soon as summer break comes to a close and classes kick off for another school year, every student's schedule seems to get really hectic again. Fortunately, technology is making it easier than ever for your kids to stay on top of things. Here are some the best apps out there for helping students keep their busy lives and schedules organized. » Read more

Avoid The Packed Lunch Slump With These Creative Ideas & Tips For School Lunches

By Inhabitots

It's only October, but perhaps the excitement of school lunch packing and eating has already waned among your crew. We're here to help with inspiring ideas that are both palate-pleasing and easy to make. » Read more

Pilgrims Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about the Pilgrims' voyage from England to America on the Mayflower. Your students will learn about how the Pilgrims lived and why they wanted to travel all the way to America. They will also learn about the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. » Read more

4 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

By Alicia Purdy

If you think long and hard, it's not too difficult to remember what it was like being the same age as your kids are now, right? Well, then you remember exactly what you wanted to do when you got home from school-nothing. » Read more

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

By Laura Carlson

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started: » Read more

Learning Disabilities: What to Do if You Think Your Child Has One

Does your child seem to struggle with homework and school work more than his peers, in spite of being obviously bright and curious? » Read more

When to Keep a Sick Child Home from School

Picture yourself getting ready for the school day when you hear your child coughing heavily. You then discover that his or her forehead is much warmer than usual. Do you keep your child home, or send him or her to school? There's so much conflicting information available on childhood illnesses and the contagion window that it makes the decision even more challenging. » Read more