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'World Almanac for Kids' Review

September 5, 2013 I remember reading the World Almanac at my grandparents’ house and always finding interesting tidbits of information, especially about foreign countries. more »»

Sneaky Summer Learning

July 8, 2013 Try these whine-proof excursions that are so interesting, your kids will never know — or at least they won’t care — that they are learning. more »»

Get Crafty With the Kids and Martha Stewart

July 8, 2013 Keep the kids busy and their imaginations active this summer by creating a vacation memory jar, like these at right, or undertaking a myriad other projects — from Pipe Cleaner Pals to Bottle Hot Rod... more »»

Get Ready to Read: Slide Into Summer Reading

July 8, 2013 The sun is hot and the pools are open! Time to close the books ... or is it? Educators often observe the “summer reading slide,” which references the negative impact on the reading achievement gap. more »»

Teacher Gifts Buying Guide

May 6, 2013 I never know what to get my daughters’ teachers for end-of-the-year thank-yous. more »»

Encouraging Girls in STEM

May 6, 2013 The subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively as STEM, often are thought of as being more suited to boys. more »»

Read Aloud, Think Aloud

May 6, 2013 In the classroom, your child’s teacher is reading aloud often. In the early childhood classroom, one objective of a read-aloud is to “think aloud. more »»

Ban Math Nightmares

April 2, 2013 Math. For parents like me, who struggled with the subject in school (and still have nightmares from time to time), it sends shivers up and down our spines. more »»

Nourish Growth of Reading Skills

April 2, 2013 After a lengthy winter, your young reader is eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring. more »»

The Role of Music

March 11, 2013 Judy Bischof, owner/teacher of “Kindermusik with Judy” in Wheeling, states that research now confirms what music professionals have known for years: “Music is good for children, and involving your... more »»

Learning A, B, Cs easy as 1, 2, 3

March 11, 2013 Teaching children how to read is not as easy as 1-2-3; to be more precise, it is a rather technical and complex skill. more »»

Get Ready to Read: Environmental Print

January 7, 2013 Congratulations! Your child just read! Environmental print is the print on restaurants, cereal boxes, road signs and other places in the environment. more »»

How to Have a Successful School Conference

January 7, 2013 Meeting with your child’s teacher at school is often a routine event. Some schools today require all teachers to meet with parents as measure of good communication. more »»

Get Ready to Read: It's Nursery Rhyme Time

December 3, 2012 Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. more »»

Ways for Students to Give Back

December 3, 2012 — Help Classrooms Recover From Sandy — At, you can make a generous donation to benefit schools damaged by superstorm Sand. more »»

Teachers Can Get 'Fit' for the Classroom

November 6, 2012 Teachers have a new resource to help get children moving and making smart food choices. more »»

New Book a Tool for Visual Learners

November 6, 2012 “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it’s stupid. more »»

Introducing ... The Word Family!

November 6, 2012 Hello, meet the Word Family! Your school-age child has met the family; it is time for you to get acquainte. more »»

Pets in the Classroom Give Kids Experience

October 1, 2012 For many children, their first pet is a virtual one. Experts say many children who enter the first grade can play video games but few have a pet to play with. more »»

Get Ready to Read: But There Are No Words!

October 1, 2012 “Before they read words, children are reading pictures. more »»



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