Elementary

Skills Needed to Advance to Third Grade

When children are entering the third grade, they have two years of reading and basic math under their belts.  They should be ready to deal with more complex material such as science experiments, relating and determining the differences in countries…

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 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 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…