learning

Handling Homework

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

Excerpt from The Floppy Sleep Game Book, by Patti Teel Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower grades. The amount of homework assigned varies greatly from school to school and from teacher to teacher. » Read more

Finding A Tutor For Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

Student test scores in schools are down both on national and international levels. Blame it on over worked teachers, under staffed schools and over populated classrooms or unmotivated students, no one can deny the problem is reaching epidemic proportions. » Read more

Bullying: How a Parent Can Help

Bullying is an enormous problem in our schools.  The impact of being bullied carries on far into adulthood.  It is not something that you can just ignore and hope will go away.  Many people think that kids need to get a thicker skin or toughen up; perhaps, these people have never been through the experience of being bullied.  Kids have been known to get physically sick, refu » Read more

Arts Builds Smarts

By Christinna Chauncey

The Importance of Providing Funding for the Arts Our kids need to be exposed to the arts. It's as simple as that. Their futures depend up on it.  » Read more

What steps should I take to prepare my child for the beginning of the school year?

The start of the school year can stir anxieties for both child and parent – particularly if your child is attending school for the first time. There are ways to quell your child’s fears and make sure he’s well-prepared, whether he’s a an eager kindergartener or a more seasoned scholar. » Read more

First Day of School Survival Guide

After a long lazy summer of staying up later and sleeping in longer-it will soon be time to return to the routine of going back to school. » Read more

Back to School Brain Boosters

By Kymythy R. Schultze, C.N., www.kymythy.com

When your child’s verbal loop switches from “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” to “I don’t wanna go to school!” you know the time has come to do your parental duty and properly prepare them for another academic year. You’ll buy them notebooks, backpacks, pencils and books. » Read more

Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child Numbers

1. Count items around the house Gather up items around your house such as buttons, pencils, paper clips, etc. Put them in stacks and count them with your child 2.Play Hopscotch Use chalk and draw a hopscotch game outside. Make sure to say the numbers out loud as you play. » Read more

Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

1. Make an Alphabet Book Make your own alphabet book with your kids. You can purchase a blank paper book at an educational supply store or you can make one with construction paper and a three-hole punch. Help your child make a page with each letter. You can have him write the letter or find the letter in an old magazine and cut it out. » Read more

Teaching Your Child to Write His Name

By Nancy Da Silva

When you think your little one is ready, it might be a good time to start turning those scribbles he makes on paper (and the wall when he thinks you’re not looking) into something a little more legible. » Read more