Category: Resources

How Does a Healthy Diet Affect Academic Performance?

When we think about ways to improve academic performance in school, we often think about reading, studying, taking extra classes and making sure not to watch too much TV. Nutrition is often overlooked even though a healthy diet from a young age can help with academic performance, brain function, and test scores. Starting Young A […]






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 […]






How Do School Guidance Counselors Help Students Academically?

A school guidance counselor is a degreed professional who assists students with the personal and social pressures of school dynamics. In addition, school guidance counselors help students by working with them to plan their academic and career goals. What Does a School Guidance Counselor Do? Unlike how parents may perceive school counselors spend their time, they do […]






How Reading Out Loud Works in Elementary School

Schools know that reading aloud in front of peers is stressful for students, especially for kids who do not read well or who are just plain shy. The last thing the teachers want to do is give little kids panic attacks or make them hate reading. That’s why many school systems have changed how reading out […]






Summer Enrichment Activities: Nature Walk Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for summer enrichment activities but want your children to spend more time outside, check out these nature walk ideas for kids. They’re great ways for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors while still learning. Summer Enrichment Activities Kids Can Do Outside Nature Walk Activities to Learn Local Animals and Plants Nature […]






10 Reading Enrichment Activities for Elementary Students

Before I dive into listing some great reading enrichment activities for elementary students, I should probably take some time to discuss what exactly enrichment is. When we refer to enrichment in education, we are usually talking about activities that go beyond regular classroom instruction and focus on expanding upon knowledge. In short, enrichment activities are […]