Category: Resources

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 […]






The Ultimate 2017 Summer Reading List for Students

Summer break is exciting for students it’s time for them to relax and do other enjoyable activities. Summer is also a great time to get your student reading.  Studies have shown that reading over the summer will prevent learning loss and can create lifelong readers. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or pure entertainment, keeping your student […]






3 Tips for an Educational Family Vacation

Family vacations can be a great experience for children and adults. Whether you’re going on a two week journey across the country, or spending quality time at home with the kids, vacations are the perfect time to bond with your family and plan all-day activities. Vacations, just like any experience, can be educational for everyone. […]






5 Math Tutoring Tips and Tricks for Parents

Once you’ve enrolled your child in an educational enrichment program, you’re not involved anymore, right? I sincerely hope you just felt shock and confusion (even horror) when you read that. A parent’s job is never done, and, as we may have mentioned before, you get best results from an enrichment program when parents and tutors […]






ARTS AND CRAFTS IDEAS FOR English Second Language (ESL) STUDENTS

Utilizing arts and crafts ideas for English Second Language students is a great way to promote learning in ways that are different than usual classroom work. Arts and crafts for ESL kids stimulate creativity and individuality while also strengthening English language knowledge. If you have an ESL student and want attention-grabbing and effective activities that […]






Best Books for Fifth Grade Readers: A Recommended Reading List

Reading regularly can help students develop understanding of content and build comprehension and vocabulary skills. As students move towards the end of the school year, and standardized testing, they should focus on reading texts from a variety of genres in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Take a look at some of the best books for 5th […]






What Is an IEP? (An Individualized Education Program)

When you first hear of an individualized education program (an IEP), it’s natural to have a lot of questions. What is an IEP? Are IEPs good or bad? What are some examples? What is the process? Here are the answers you’ve been looking for. What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? The Individualized Education Program […]






Reading with Arts & Crafts

Some children love to read, while others would rather eat their vegetables. Growing up, I loved reading all sorts of books, especially the ones that let my imagination go wild. I also loved doing arts and crafts, whether I was at home, at school, or in my weekly art lesson. You might be asking yourself, […]






5 Best Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

If you dread family game night, you’re playing the wrong games. Educational board games are so much more than the classics we played as kids (Chutes and Ladders, anyone?).  Instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle […]