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A High-Flying Timeline

A High-Flying Timeline

What a trip -- from the Wright brothers' first, 12-second flight to the latest launch of the Space Shuttle! Take this aviation tour with your kids. Share your own memories and lay the groundwork for future lofty discussions.

1500's
Leonardo da Vinci makes drawings of flying machines. He envisions them with wings that flap.

1783
November 21 -- Two noblemen from the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are the first to pilot a hot-air balloon. They mistakenly think that smoke, not heat, makes the balloon rise.

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by: Erin Dower

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use

Rules of Thumb on Children's App Use

It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not?

We've done some investigating to help you navigate the tricky world of smartphones, tablets and app use.

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What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?

What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?

If you are going to be your homeschool's primary teacher, principal, janitor, and so on, homeschooling your children is a major commitment on your part. In terms of time alone, you can expect that running a homeschool will require at least as much time and effort, and probably more, as a full-time job because running a homeschool successfully is in reality a full-time job. The following is a list of some of what will be required from you to homeschool successfully:

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Updated: December 29, 2021

Covid Safety Tips For Parents As Kids Head Back to School

Covid Safety Tips

Many families and students faced challenges over the last year during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. With back-to-school around the corner, many districts are making a push for as much in-person learning as possible. Stress and anxiety are likely high for many kids and families who are working to find ways to keep their children safe during the school year while still being able to reunite with their teachers and peers.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Note-Taking Accommodations

Note-Taking Accommodations

When note taking is difficult, the problem is often due to a poor learning environment. This means that a child's ability to get the information he needs is impaired because of factors going on (or not going on) in the classroom around him. Fortunately, there's something called "accommodation."

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by: Ford Seeman

5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment

5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness

For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.

More: 10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

by: A.S. Braverman

How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic

Making the most of summer during COVID-19

While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?

More: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

Updated: May 15, 2019

Nine Good Note-Taking Habits For All Kids

Nine Good Note-Taking Habits For All Kids

Even though I believe that note taking should be individualized for each student, this section provides some plain-and-simple good habits that can help all kids take better notes. Yes, I know I just said "all kids." But these habits are just good habits to get into. What can I say? The world's a gray place.

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Updated: September 8, 2020

How to Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works For Your Family

Creating a homeschool schedule for new homeschoolers

Congratulations on your decision to homeschool! We are living through a very unique and challenging time in our lives as we make our way through a global pandemic, and following your gut to make the right decision for your children and your family as a whole is important. Beginning a homeschool journey as a family can feel both exciting and nerve wracking until it starts to feel like part of your routine.

Get What You Deserve Out of College

Get What You Deserve Out of College

"Take the first semester seriously. Some students do not and find it difficult to then rebound their academic readiness as well as GPAs during subsequent semesters."
– Associate Director, Office of Admissions, Purdue University

"If I hadn't gone to all of my Shakespeare lectures – even though some of them were a bit dull – I would have never known that the prof was obsessed with us quoting the texts in our term papers."
– Recent Grad, Wesleyan University

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Thinking about Homeschooling? Here's What You Need to Know

Thinking About Homeschooling?
Here's What You Need to Know

Isabel Shaw

All parents want their children to be successful, and in today's world, a good education is the key to a successful life. For most kids, education means attending public or private school. But there are almost two million children in the U.S. who never set foot in a classroom, yet are receiving a first-rate education — through homeschooling.

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by: Robin Glenn

How to Help Your Kids' Emotional Development During a Pandemic

Emotional Development During Pandemic

Kids worldwide aren’t just missing out on birthdays and social events, they’re also missing key developmental experiences. With social interactions at an all-time low, kids have less exposure to their friends, teachers, and in some cases, their loved ones, including parents.

More: 5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing

Updated: January 6, 2021

14 Classic Toys That Still Rock

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Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: May 29, 2020

Avoiding Homeschool Burnout

Avoiding Homeschool Burnout

Mother Overload
Yes, there is one downside to homeschooling. Does it happen to everyone? Are some moms more prone to burnout than others? How can you cope, and more importantly, how can you prevent it? To find out, I asked my team of experts -- dozens of homeschooling moms -- if they experience burnout, and how they deal with it. Their answers may surprise you.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tech-Corps Volunteers

Tech-Corps Volunteers

What's a single guy, age 27, doing on a Saturday morning at Patrick Henry Elementary in Virginia? He's not a teacher, a coach, or a school employee. Shane Ahn, a strategic planning manager at Bell Atlantic, is a member of Tech Corps, an organization of professionals who offer their skills and expertise to help schools integrate technology in the teaching process

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