Viewing: July, 2015

School Community: Improve Your Child’s Educational Experiences

By on July 31, 2015

Summer break is winding down and we’re looking ahead to the next school year. What can busy parents do to support, guide, and encourage their children as they learn and explore at home and at school? How can parents significantly

Stop the Summer Slide: Reading Activities

By on July 26, 2015

Reading is generally considered the most important academic skill. Everything in school (and lots of things in life) involves reading. Fluent reading requires practice, and summer is a great time to kick back with a good book. Summer reading programs

Stop the Summer Slide: Writing Activities

By on July 18, 2015

Think about what kids have to do when they write: compose the message, use correct language mechanics (spelling, punctuation/capitalization, grammar), and keep it all straight while getting it down on paper. That’s why writing is so hard! The goal for

Stop the Summer Slide: Math Activities

By on July 18, 2015

The summer slide hits math skills hard. Lucky for us, time, money, and measurement are all important math skills – and easily incorporated into everyday life: My #1 choice for educational summer fun is cooking! Just think about it –

Stop the Summer Slide!

By on July 3, 2015

It’s summertime, school is out, and it’s time to relax and enjoy life a little bit. But in the backs of our minds we’re wondering: How can I make sure my kids don’t lose academic skills over the summer break?