Finally, An Innovative Solution to Your School Supply Woes

It’s every parents’ struggle — keeping all things school related nicely organized from home to school — and back again.  You do your part each morning, but it’s not working. As you wave goodbye, every paper is stacked, every pencil is snug, and every snack is tucked safe and secure.  Fast forward six hours. Your child’s backpack returns home a…

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Need Fresh Inspiration for Summer Break? The Boredom-Busting Game You Need — for Free!

Awards ceremonies. Teacher gifts. Field days. End-of-the-year parties. Events pack your calendar signaling the school year is coming to an end. You’re also busy filling the calendar with activities you hope your child will enjoy. And while week-long camps, trips to the beach, and lounge time with friends are the sweet spots of summer, you know you and your child…

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Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard with ABCmouse FREE 30-day trial

We understand the pain of constantly searching for learning activities for your child. There are so many factors to consider – age, suitability, topic, interactivity and the list goes on. The good news is that our class sponsor ABCmouse has all these in one central location. Packed with interactive lessons and games, ABCmouse.com is an online destination where your child…

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Getting Started with Audiobooks: A 1-2-3 Step Guide

Another car ride begins, and the kids are huffy, puffy, and pouty. Mad at this person and irritated by that one, constant bickering and sarcastic remarks fill the stuffy minivan. You want to diffuse the tension, but have only 15-minutes until drop-off – not to mention you’re busy driving. How can you hit reset and send the kids off feeling…

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4 Easygoing Tips for Getting Homework Done On-the-Go

You pick-up your child from school in the afternoon, but by the time you pull in the garage from errands and after-school activities, the sun is sliding towards the horizon. As you arrive home, a parade of tired little people, shuffling papers, heavy backpacks, and empty lunch bags pile into the house. Whew. It’s been a long day. But sadly,…

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An Easy-to-Implement 4-Step Plan for Teaching Your Child to Handle Conflict

You manage your child’s life from the most significant detail down to the smallest — from choosing the right school to selecting the perfect picture day outfit. As an engaged and doting parent, you’re an expert on the nitty-gritty details of your child’s life. That’s why it feels so natural and right to step in when conflict comes along. You…

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Keep Calm and Encourage On: 3 Steps to Help Your Struggling Learner (That You’re Probably Already Doing)

It started as a fleeting thought earlier this fall — a comment on an assignment or a lighthearted remark at a class party. But now, you see more clearly. Your child is struggling — at school. Maybe it’s the fast-paced learning style of a new grade or the challenges that come with a classroom of new friends. Or maybe, while…

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Family Chores: Why They’re More Important than You Think and How to Get Started

Every day it’s the same thing. You pick up toys, empty the dishwasher, wipe down counters, walk the dog — and move through a host of other chores to keep your house humming along. Night falls, morning comes, and it starts all over again. Taking care of your home is a full-time job — with the bulk of the workload…

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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Explore the Arts

Parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities tend to focus much of their energy on helping them with academics. Addressing what they need for academic learning is important, but kids with learning disabilities may benefit just as much from time spent engaging in the arts. Most children are naturally drawn to art in some form, whether it’s painting, singing,…

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