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- Supplies and ShoppingParents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducationInstead of wasting hours and hours wandering around the mall looking for school supplies, visit FamilyEducation to find out the coolest back to school clothing trends or the latest gadgets to help your kids in class. Although you could easily spe...Kelly Sundstrom
- Back to School10 of The Coolest New School SuppliesYour kids can head back-to-school in style with these new awesome school supplies and accessories. Homework and lunchtime have never been so fun! Mini Panda Stapler Mini Panda Stapler Use this neat-o, decorative panda stapler to keep your s...Rachel Sokol
- Kindergarten ReadinessKindergarten Readiness ChecklistWhile there's no perfect formula that determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten, you can use this checklist below to see how well your child is doing in acquiring the skills found on most kindergarten checklists. Check the s...Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
- Helping With HomeworkHomework Help: The Basics Online Tutoring For Your ChildLet's face it, sometimes kids needs a little extra homework help now and then. Whether it's learning how to successfully write a five-paragraph essay or properly understand algebra 2 concepts, sometimes students could use additional instruction o...Kelly Sundstrom
- Getting Organized5 Organizing Tips for Back to SchoolThe back to school whirlwind can cause chaos in even the most organized households. Between eating breakfast and packing book bags, making it out the door before the bus pulls away can be quite a challenge! This year, don't let yourself get stres...Rebecca Desfosse
- Exercise and SportsThe Best Fall Sports for All AgesAs summer winds down, it's time to sign your little ones up for the sports they will play this fall. Sports are a great activity to get your kids involved in. They help your little ones make friends, develop teamwork and get exercise. However, no...Rebecca Desfosse
- Breakfast8 Breakfasts Kids Can "Cook" ThemselvesEven the littlest hands can help out in the kitchen, and involving your child in meal preparation is an important lesson in responsibility and self-sufficiency. With just a little prep ahead of time from you, these simple ideas allow your child t...Lindsay Hutton
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- Back to SchoolHow to Transition to a Back to School ScheduleWhen summer hits, your schedule goes out the window and kids can go to bed and wake whenever they please. Nights stay lighter longer and kids have a ton of fun activities that keep them up late, like firework and fairs. However, staying up late a...Rebecca Desfosse
- Preparing for Back to School5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of TimeBack to school means the lazy, relaxing weekday mornings of the summer are quickly replaced with hectic ones. Between making sure your kids brush their teeth, packing book bags, and getting yourself dressed, you actually have to make (and eat!) a...Rebecca Desfosse
- Back to School5 Back-to-School Must HavesStarting the new school year can be very exciting at first. But it can also feel stressful for your child, and pretty soon they might start experiencing all the distractions and pressures that exists in the classroom. Before this happens, get ...Kelly Sundstrom
- Activities and CraftsCrayon Color Wheel CraftCrayon Color Wheel Craft For this craft, you will need: Materials: Bits of Crayons in an assortment of colors A clean, empty tuna can, or other shallow can Tongs Directions: Remove the paper wrappers from the broken bits of Cray...
- Preparing for Back to School7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will LoveWith summer quickly coming to a close, your kiddos will be heading off to school in no time. This year, say goodbye to that sandwich and chips, and pack your kids a lunchtime surprise that will make them clean their Bento Box. Healthy lunch ideas...
- Choosing a PreschoolWaldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work for Your FamilySo, you've decided to look into an alternative school for your children, but you're not sure about whether Waldorf or Montessori schools fit your family's style. You're not alone. Many parents choose one of these schools without fully understandi...
- Back to SchoolHow To Get Your Kids In The Car For SchoolWe all have big plans to make the school days start off right. Then the actual mornings come, and, well—we all know what happens. Luckily there are some shortcuts we can take to make up for the speed bumps that can’t be missed. Here’s what ...
- Math PrintablesFirst Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-SchoolPrint off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare over the summer for the first-grade school year. Included you'll find book suggestions for improving reading skills, grammar worksheets, lessons for community in...
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- Benefits of HomeschoolingIs Homeschooling Right For You?Homeschooling has become a popular alternative option for students, and parents choose to homeschool their kids for a wide variety of reasons. Whether for religious reasons, a want for more in-depth learning opportunities, or to provide your chil...