Month: October 2017

7 Scary Halloween Stories for Students

It’s that time of year again: time for hayrides, pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, and…reading? That’s right! It’s never quite Halloween for me unless scary stories are involved, and if you know me, there’s almost nothing I love more than a good scary story. If your child also enjoys getting a little spooked in the name of […]

7 Ways to Make Math Practice Fun for Kids

Let’s face it, it can be pretty difficult to try to spin math into something that doesn’t look like work to kids. Math requires lots of brain power and is often associated with school and boredom, so it can be hard to find fun ways to insert math use and practice into daily life. However, […]

8 Educational Fall Craft Ideas for All Ages

Looking for some fun fall family activities that stimulate brain power? These educational fall crafts are perfect for all ages. That means that you can do them right alongside the kids and teach them something while you’re at it! Educational Fall Crafts Using Leaves Using found materials is a terrific way to help kids learn […]

6 Tips for Teaching Kids Responsibility

Teaching kids responsibility is one of the most important tasks a parent has. Showing children how to be responsible from a young age will turn them into responsible teens and adults, who can do things on their own and realize the consequences of irresponsible actions. It also instills in them a sense of independence and belonging […]

How to Find Good Books to Read: 5 Helpful Tips

Maybe you’ve finally encouraged your child to read more, or maybe your child has always been a reader. Excellent! But now what? I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, and to this day I still struggle with finding my next great read. In hopes of keeping the momentum going, however, I […]

Help Kids Learn with Service Projects

There are many ways that students learn and use their knowledge in the classroom, but learning can also be extended outside of school hours when kids participate in service projects (also called service learning projects). What is Service Learning? Service learning is a teaching practice that takes instruction out into the community. Students performing service […]

How Chores Can Teach Your Kids – And Help Prepare Them for School

Busy parents all know that sometimes household chores can seem endlessly piled up. However, as your children get older, luckily they can start to help around the house. Even toddlers aren’t too young to help out with simpler tasks, and soon you’ll see how chores can teach your kids some real-world skills for pre-school and kindergarten. Some […]