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Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
June 29, 2020 Blog post Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids main image

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day! Teach your child about Independence Day, while sharing patriotism and symbolism by creating fun and festive crafts perfect to celebrate this important summer holiday. Keep reading to discover three exciting 4th of July crafts that are easy to make using common craft supplies!

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Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Needs During the Pandemic
May 25, 2020 Blog post Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Needs During the Pandemic main image

With all the challenges many parents face in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be easy to forget that our kids are suffering through this crisis, too! With the loss of normal daily activities, such as going to school, attending class parties, or even just stopping by grandma and grandpa’s house, it’s easy to see why many children might be frightened about what is going on in the world. Read this article to learn more about your child’s basic emotional needs, and how to support emotional health during this time of crisis.

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Preventing the Pandemic Slide: Ways to Empower Learning This Summer
May 21, 2020 Blog post Preventing the Pandemic Slide: Ways to Empower Learning This Summer main image

Everybody has heard of the summer slide, but this year a new moniker is taking its place. Prevent your child from falling even further behind this summer thanks to the pandemic slide. Read this article to find summer activities for kids at home to keep your child’s skills sharp this summer!

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DIY Activities to Teach Kids About Germs
May 11, 2020 Blog post DIY Activities to Teach Kids About Germs main image

It has always been important to teach children about germs and preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, but considering the ongoing national crisis surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, there has never been a more meaningful time to review handwashing and proper hygiene with kids! But because germs cannot be seen, our little learners sometimes have a tough time grasping the concept or its importance. This article explains how to make it more relatable to kids and shares 4 fabulous DIY experiments for teaching kids about germs!

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How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids
May 6, 2020 Blog post How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids main image

Summer is almost here, and it’s more than likely that your children are endlessly asking you, “can we go outside?”. So what is a parent to do to stave off crankiness and whining while ensuring that kids get what they need? The answer is to create a new summer schedule for kids that maximizes learning and makes the most of fun-filled seasonal activities! Read this article to find out how to create a killer routine, and find a sample schedule to use as a model for creating your own! 

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Working Parent’s Guide to Online Learning During the Pandemic
May 6, 2020 Blog post Working Parent’s Guide to Online Learning During the Pandemic main image

For many parents, the events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have wrought a deleterious effect on family life, work, and schooling. With many parents working remotely, or still traveling to a jobsite as an essential worker, it can seem impossible to support their children’s schooling without them being able to attend class. We know what a challenge this can be for many working parents during these tough times. Read this article to find a parent’s guide to online learning and discover tips to help make it work no matter what.

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan main image

Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss main image

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home
April 29, 2020 Blog post How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home main image

We’re facing a time unlike any other that we as a society have ever experienced before. Suddenly, teachers and students are trapped at home, attempting to complete schoolwork without stepping foot inside a classroom. Understandably, it can be hard for kids to concentrate given the stress of the pandemic, and summer is just around the corner. All considered, it’s easy to see why many students might lose the motivation to keep going to finish out the school year. Read this article to find 8 tips for motivating kids to learn, even in the face of this unprecedented time.

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Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family
April 14, 2020 Blog post Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family main image

With more than two thirds of the country under orders to stay at home, it might be easy to forget that our children might need some additional support. While they might not know exactly what is going on in the world, they do know that their normal routine has been upended. Just like you, the kids also miss seeing their friends, family, neighbors, and teachers while they spend their time socially distanced from others. Make this time a little bit easier for them by planning virtual playdates and spending time outdoors. Read this article to learn about online tools and offline ideas for staying connected throughout the Covid-19 crisis!

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