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  • parents pick the coolest back to school supplies & fashions with advice at familyeducation
    Supplies and Shopping
    Parents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducation
    Instead 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
  • 10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
    Back to School
    10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
    Your 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
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    While 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.
  • Homework online tools
    Helping With Homework
    Homework Help: The Basics Online Tutoring For Your Child
    Let'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
  • 5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    Getting Organized
    5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    The 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
  • the best fall sports - soccer
    Exercise and Sports
    The Best Fall Sports for All Ages
    As 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
  • Breakfast
    8 Breakfasts Kids Can "Cook" Themselves
    Even 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
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • how to transition to back to school schedule - boy going to school
    Back to School
    How to Transition to a Back to School Schedule
    When 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
  • 5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Preparing for Back to School
    5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Back 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 school gadgets - apple with back to school sign
    Back to School
    5 Back-to-School Must Haves
    Starting 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
  • Crayon color wheel
    Activities and Crafts
    Crayon Color Wheel Craft
      Crayon 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...
  • 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    Preparing for Back to School
    7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    With 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...
  • Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work For Your Family
    Choosing a Preschool
    Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work for Your Family
    So, 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...
  • How to get your kids in the car for school
    Back to School
    How To Get Your Kids In The Car For School
    We 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 ...
  • First Grade Back to School Activity Guide
    Math Printables
    First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    Print 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...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Benefits of Homeschooling
    Is 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...