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A Summer Learning Activity for Kids

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for involving your children in gardening. Children love the outdoors and have a natural curiosity for insects, mud, flowers, plants, snails, and wildlife. Gardening can teach children about the earth, nature, and healthy…

Skills Needed to Advance to Sixth Grade

Many students advancing to sixth grade are leaving elementary school and transitioning to a middle school. There can be many changes involved in this promotion including a new school, new classmates, a different attendance schedule, moving about the school for…

Skills Needed to Advance to First Grade

While school educational requirements and teachers vary most will agree the following skills are a good foundation for starting first grade. Check with your child’s first grade teacher or the school the year before to find out if they have…

Preparing for High School

High school can be full of ups and downs for students. This is an exciting time of great self discovery as well as the awkwardness of fitting in. There will be new experiences such as dating, driving, and preparing for…

Preparing for Middle School

Many children have attended one elementary school that has been a safe haven filled with memories. Transitioning to middle school can cause a child to be nervous with anticipation. There will be many questions for your student and you. As…

Preparing for Kindergarten

Because kindergarten is the beginning of official education for many children and will often be the start of a new routine, children and parents need to prepare. For some children kindergarten will be the first time they are separated from…