National Parent Involvement Day – November 20, 2014

National Parental Involvement Day seems kind of like Mother’s Day.  I mean, we should show Mom we love her everyday, right?  But, I’m not complaining that we’ve set aside a day to recognize the importance  – of both. It is no secret that parental involvement plays a large role in the academic success of our […]

How to Engage Your Child’s Reading and Writing Skills This Summer

Encouraging your child to actively participate in reading and writing activities during the summer months will have a great impact on their school performance when September rolls around. In the past, we have mentioned many resources to help prevent summer learning loss; here are a few: Your Local Library Reading Programs (Free of charge and […]

A Parent’s Guide to an Educational Summer Vacation

By Joy Price Lewis, Chicago Education Consultants Richard W. Riley stated, “Parents and families are the first and most important teachers. If families teach a love of learning, it can make all the difference in the world to our children.” Hence, it is imperative that parents play an active role in their student(s) life during […]

School Dolls – Dolls in Education

Realizing that some of your children’s toys can be wonderful teaching tools, helping to engage them in developing essential life-skills, can open up a whole new realm of interactive play experiences for you and your child. School Dolls come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. They also come in both male and female versions. Using […]

Push Bikes for Toddlers – Go Nora!

I am the oldest of three boys. The first born son on my father’s side of the family. The Golden Boy – the world revolved around me… As more and more children and grandchildren arrived, the number of photos, the amount of effort in first birthday parties, the super parenting in general, declined. It is […]

Children jigsaw puzzles – A study of Jillian

Do you remember doing jigsaw puzzles as a child? I was born in the 1970s and raised in the 80s, so Super Mario Bros. and MTV certainly had my attention. But I also remember the fun, challenge, and pride experienced from doing unplugged activities. Puzzles, paper mâché, playing cards… I have rediscovered this simple joy […]

Playing the Goodnight Moon Game with my daughter

My two obnoxious sons were away with grandma, the baby was asleep, and mom was off doing mom stuff. This gave me the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with my 2-1/2 year old daughter Jillian. We took the Goodnight Moon matching and memory game out of the closet and got busy! The Goodnight Moon game […]

January 25 is No Name-Calling Day

January 25 is National No Name-Calling Day, designed to promote educational and creative activities aimed at ending name-calling, bullying and harassment in our schools. Download a free 45-page elementary lesson plan pack to help you.

Learning Games for Kids – Part 6

We promised to share the best learning games for kids this holiday season.  We’ve selected over 100 of the best games, gadgets, and toys that will keep your children engaged and learning long after the excitement of the holidays has passed.  And remember, every product in our holiday gift guide ships free!  Right there from your easy […]

Learning Games for Kids – Part 5

We promised to share the best learning games for kids this holiday season.  We’ve selected over 100 of the best games, gadgets, and toys that will keep your children engaged and learning long after the excitement of the holidays has passed.  And remember, every product in our holiday gift guide ships free!  Right there from your easy […]