By: Kristen Mason To encourage writing, we’ve started a Family Journal. We’re all writing a minimum of 1 sentence after dinner. It’s reallyjust the news of our day. Spelling does not count, but everyone must trytheir best. no frills composition book – post-it tracks bonus points This offers us (the parents) a chance to model appropriatespacing, capital [...]
Are you feeling lost when it comes to helping your kids wit their homework? I recently had a mom friend share with me about this FREE website she found that has over 2400 FREE how to educational videos. The Khan Academy. Their library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and [...]
As the admissions process at the nation’s best schools grows increasingly competitive, how and when students prepare for college entrance exams could determine where they spend the next four years and beyond. Recognizing the important role planning and preparation plays during the college decision making process, Revolution Prep, the largest on-campus test prep provider, offers [...]
Many parents have questions about their children and computers. What do experts recommend? When should children begin to use computers? What should parents look for when buying computer games and software for young children? How can parents and children grow together with the use of technology? Are there any educational benefits for young children in [...]
Textbook prices tend to rise at four times the rate of inflation for an average of $900 per year. It doesn’t take a college education to figure out there are alternatives to traditional outlets, but incoming freshmen don’t always know the ropes. Here are 11 ways to save this fall — none of which include [...]
Here is a simple and fun experiment to add to your Summer Bucket list of fun – Recycle those tin cans and help your kids make a tin can telephone. Click here for how to instructions.
Remember the days of playing with play dough creating shapes, people and various other things? The next time your kids or you are in the mood to create with play dough get even more creative an make your own play dough. I came across a fun website Playdoughrecipe.org that has lost of fun and even [...]
One of the most fundamental academic competencies childrenare expected to master in early childhood is reading. In many ways, this iswhat sets the stage for more the more formal learning process and contributesgreatly to one’s success in the classroom. However, while many children areable to master basic reading skills, it is not uncommon that this [...]