Author: Elisa Travalio

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 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 […]






Tips for Parents: Start the School Year Off Right

It’s back to school time, parents! Starting a new school year can be stressful. The lazy days of summer are over and now kids have to go back to daily learning and homework! However, if students and parents prepare ahead of time then it won’t have to be quite as hectic for anyone. Here are […]






Independence Day Quiz: Do You Know Your History?

The 4th of July is a very important date in our nation’s history, and it is fun to celebrate with a day of backyard barbecues and outdoor activities. However, Independence Day is about much more than fireworks and food! How much do you know about this date and the important details surrounding it? Take Our […]






7 Summer Reading Challenge Ideas from Teachers at A Grade Ahead

Sometimes with all of the sunshine and freedom of summer, it can be difficult to want to just sit down and read a book. Most kids and teens want to be outside and active with their friends when it is warm and beautiful. However, it is still important to focus on improving and maintaining reading […]






Summer Learning Activities That Are Free (or Cheap!)

For most of the year, students are involved in plenty of learning at school and at after-school programs. However, when summer arrives it is a good idea to keep kids’ minds active and busy. Letting kids watch TV all summer or play with the iPad constantly won’t stimulate their brains or make it easy to […]






English Lessons – 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Them

Parents all know that English is a vital skill to have in order to succeed in school. Students use English not only in English class, but in writing for science, social studies, journalism classes and more! English knowledge can improve students grades in all classes. Here at AGA we have come up with some tips […]