Back-to-School Calendar Launches With Parenting Advice, Articles & Quizzes for Kids

Back to school is right around the corner, and parents can find the advice and resources they need to give their kids a great start at Family Education Network. The Web site recently launched its 2007 Back-to-School Campaign, featuring a frequently updated online calendar for planning for the new school year.
Boston, MA July 17, 2007 -- Back to school is right around the corner, and parents can find the advice and resources they need to give their kids a great start at Family Education Network. The Web site recently launched its 2007 Back-to-School Campaign, featuring a frequently updated online calendar for planning for the new school year.

Every weekday, parents can visit the Back-to-School Calendar to find new articles, slideshows and quizzes for getting a jump on the school year, at Family Education Network's parenting website, FamilyEducation. Plus, they can enter the 2007 Back-to-School Shopping Spree Sweepstakes daily to win up to $4,000 in American Express Travelers Cheques, for stocking up on clothes and school supplies.

"Using the wealth of advice and resources on FamilyEducation.com, parents can send their kids back to school with the confidence that they are prepared for success," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Family Education Network. "Then, once school starts, they can continue to turn to FamilyEducation.com for the guidance that will help them make this the best school year ever."

FamilyEducation.com features numerous new articles and resources with the advice and tools parents need to prepare for the new school year. A special parenting article on the site, " Back to School in Six Easy Steps", guides parents through the process of preparing themselves and their kids for walking through the door on the first day of school -- no matter what grade they are in. FamilyEducation.com's resources also help with sometimes overwhelming tasks such as selecting school supplies and learning about the latest back-to-school fashions, while planning a fashionable and affordable school wardrobe.

While choosing the right school supplies is important for going back to school, it is also critical that kids eat healthy foods so they are ready to learn. Parents can learn about energy-enhancing lunches and healthy-eating strategies for children and plan tasty and nutritional brown-bag lunches with the articles in FamilyEducation.com's family-friendly food and recipes channel.

Parents can also help their kids get into a back-to-school mind frame with the fun and educational quizzes and games on Funbrain.com. For example, a lively game of " Switch" will help parents discover if their children are right- or left-handed and, with the online educational game " Pencil Toss", young children can build manual dexterity and counting skills.

About Family Education Network
Family Education Network (http://www.fen.com) is the Web's leading source of educational content and resources for parents, teachers and kids. Family Education Network is composed of quality websites including FamilyEducation.com for parents, TeacherVision.com for educators, Funbrain.com and FactMonster.com for kids, and Infoplease.com for reference needs.

Family Education Network is part of Pearson, the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.