• The Top 10 Best Backpacks for Back to School
    The 10 Best Backpacks for Back-to-School
    Editor's Note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. That means if you buy a product via the link on our site, we get a little bit of money. However, these recommendations are based on current trends and quality of brand. Most school...
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    Reading Activities
    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
  • Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child
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    Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety
    Number bonding? Skip counting? Does your child's Common Core math homework make your head spin? You're not alone. Plenty of parents who grew up learning how to add and subtract with older teaching methods now look at their children's Common Core...
    Colleen Hughes
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    Teacher Appreciation Week: 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Teacher
    Your child's teacher pours their heart and soul into your child every day. Show them how much you appreciate all their hard work this Teacher Appreciation Week! Here are the top ways you can celebrate your child's teacher during the first week in...
  • 5-Year-Old Write Backward
    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    I Need Help! My Five-Year-Old Writes Backward
    Is it normal for a kid to write backward, especially when they're learning? Our expert weighs in on this grandmother's concern. ...
  • Autism Awareness
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    Autism Awareness Month: Debunking the Top Myths About Autism
    Autism Awareness Month not only benefits children and adults struggling with autism, but also encourages people to have a more compassionate and educated understanding about autism spectrum disorders. Throughout April, do your part in debunking s...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Pi Symbol for Pi Day
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    8 Fun Activities To Celebrate "Pi Day" and Math
    In honor of Pi Day, which is celebrated on 3/14 of course, here are eight number-themed math activities the whole family can enjoy. Kids will have so much fun doing them they won't even notice they're learning at the same time. What can be better...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Irena Sendler
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    Women Throughout the Ages: 5 Heroes to Remember
    International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. The official website describes the day as "celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women" and this year's theme encourages supporters to "be bold fo...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • School Forms Printables
    "Thanks, Teacher!" Card Kids Can Color
    Print this free teacher appreciation card to thank your teacher for all the hard work this school year! Kids can add their own touch by coloring this black-and-white card. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but it's nic...
  • Women and Girls Dressed as Rosie the Riviter
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    5 Fun Activities to Celebrate Women's History Month With Your Child
    March is Women's History Month! The month-long celebration of trailblazing women in history started as Women's History Week in March of 1980, centered around International Women's Day on March 8. As the National Women's History Project notes, 14 ...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Happily Married Couple
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    Are Wedding Ceremonies the Same Everywhere?
    When you think about a wedding, what springs to mind? For many of us, it’s all about seeing the beautiful bride in a big white dress and a ceremony held in either a church or a civil venue, followed by a special meal and dancing! But around the...
    Deborah L. Caine
  • Close Up of Giraffe
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    Why Are Giraffes Endangered?
    Which animal is mostly yellow, with four legs and a very l-o-n-g neck? Yes, it’s a giraffe! But did you know that giraffes are actually in danger of extinction? Over the past thirty years, around a third of Africa’s beautiful giraffe populat...
    Deborah L. Caine
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    High School Milestones and Obstacles
    Top 10 Skills for High-School Students
    Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following 10 skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. ...
    Clint Page
  • Two Hawaian Girls with Arms Around Each Other
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    What Does Ho’oponopono Mean?
    Did you ever have to say sorry for something you have done wrong to someone? In Hawaii, Ho'oponopono means: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.” The direct translation in English is “to make right.” Traditional Hawaii...
    Eloise Kruger
  • Diverse Immigrants
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    What Is an Immigrant?
    An immigrant is a person who moves to a country where they were not born in order to settle there and make a new life. Some immigrants move to a new country for work, education, or family. Other immigrants leave their home country because of war,...
    Megan Devlin
  • Piles of logs in forest
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    What Is Deforestation?
    A Native American proverb says, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Yet, our generations destroy the earth we have borrowed in many ways and at a massive speed. One example of large-scale damage is t...
    Constanze Niedermaier