Kids are drawn to technology. It’s a fact, so we might as well find ways to embrace it and use it to their advantage! There are so many great apps and programs for learning, but have you considered some other ways to allow kids to be creative and... (Read More)
Sharing. It is one of those ideals that is, for the most part, universally considered to be a behavior to strive toward. But sharing isn't always easy - especially for kids. Since we as adults sometimes struggle with sharing, it shouldn't be... (Read More)
You know that learning can be a fun, exhilarating experience - but sometimes kids have a different perspective. Too often when they think of learning, they relate it to the stress that school brings (think homework and grades). So how can you help... (Read More)
"Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there." - Bo Jackson
One way to help motivate yourself to action and success, at any age, is to set a goal to work toward. Goal setting is an art in itself, and it's important to show kids how to... (Read More)
STEM activities are so good at helping kids learn problem solving and critical thinking. Just in case you needed another reason to get your kids involved in STEM activities, did you know that they also help kids learn the five themes of citizenship... (Read More)
Working on group projects. Getting along with siblings. That's cooperation, right? Not necessarily. What does it really mean to CO-operate, and how can you help children achieve it? More importantly, why do we need to teach such a skill?
What is... (Read More)
Creative people are able to think about things from multiple perspectives, tackle problems without the confines of tradition, and tend to be more willing to take intellectual risks. How can we, from an early age, foster the creativity that will help... (Read More)
"What can I dooooooo?"
You'll never hear that complaint of boredom ever again with a bit of creativity and planning. One fun way to quell the question is to create a Boredom Jar. This site has a great list of ideas, but it's best to adjust the... (Read More)
For so many school districts, Back to School time is getting close! Depending on your child(ren), this may be a time of great joy or a time of apprehension. Either way, it's fun to create enthusiasm around the upcoming year and make Back to School a... (Read More)