• The Top 10 Best Backpacks for Back to School
    Backpacks
    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...
  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
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    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.
  • 5-Year-Old Write Backward
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    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. ...
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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...
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    "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...
  • 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
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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
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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
  • 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
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    Recess at School and at Home: Creating the Right Kind of Downtime
    Whether you recall your school days fondly or relive them in nightmares, recess at school surely played a memorable role in your own childhood. Today's public school recess bears little resemblance to the free-for-all playground time most of us ...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time for Kids Can Be Healthy
    From laptops at home to tablets at school, kids use technology daily, and device use is beginning at an earlier and earlier age. In fact, parents are letting toddlers and even infants play with their phones and tablets. By now you've heard all ...
    Angela Tague
  • Addition and Subtraction Printables
    Play Money
    Print this play money to help kids learn to count and manage dollars and cents! Cut out the realistic bills and coins for hours of math-related fun. ...
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    5 Activities To Practice Sight Words
    Learning sight words is one of the first steps to learning to read! By working on these as you begin to understand letter sounds, kids will be able to quickly identify frequently used words without having to sound them out. Here are some fun ways...
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    6 Ways to Get Your Child Involved in the Voting Process
    Use the following tips to help promote the significance of voting to your children. Starting the conversation at a young age will make them more likely to vote as adults. ...
    Jessica Thiefels
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    School and Learning
    5 Fun Ways For Kids To Learn To Write Their Name
    Kids can get really frustrated trying to learn to write their name. It’s a difficult skill to learn at a young age but something that is very important to learn before starting kindergarten. Sitting down to practice on a sheet of paper over ...