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Meaningful Music

Meaningful Music

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Dec 22nd 2019

It has been said that music soothes the savage beast, but we also know that it shapes the growing mind. Music is a powerful and meaningful part of our culture. It triggers emotional responses, stimula … read more
Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Dec 1st 2019

With the pressure to raise standardized test scores and meet educational mandates, some of our schools have decided that they don’t have the instructional time available to dedicate to handwriting ins … read more
Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nov 15th 2019

While some readers prefer realistic fiction or graphic novels, others may prefer informational text or biography. It's always a good idea to keep in mind that there are many genres that students … read more
Family Connection: Maintain well families

Family Connection: Maintain well families

Aug 1st 2019

The “perfect” family – all smiles and laughter – doesn’t truly exist. So instead, let’s aim for having well families. This means making members of your family the best they can be. Healthy students ma … read more
Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Jun 17th 2019

Summer vacation doesn’t mean your kids have to endure three long months without any educational inspiration. Many summer getaways are just as enriching as they are relaxing. Let’s take a look at five … read more
Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

By Erin Marsh on Apr 30th 2019

“Look, mama! I’m doing yoga!” This is a phrase my 4-year-old regularly exclaims, and it encompasses any move that involves balance or contortion—even if the move only slightly resembles a yoga pose. M … read more
Preventing Summer Brain Drain

Preventing Summer Brain Drain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 29th 2019

Parents, can you hear it? The last school bell is ringing and the kids are screaming with excitement for summer break. But, don’t panic, there are many ways to keep your kids busy and entertained w … read more
Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2019

Can you hear it? Summertime is calling! Our kids have worked hard this school year building numerical concepts and problem solving strategies, but research shows that math skills can slide during … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 17th 2019

School is out and the reader you are raising is home for the summer. How do you keep literacy skills sharp during the break? The answer is truly quite simple: Read, read, read!The Joy of Reading Toget … read more
Excite Your Child’s STEM Imagination

Excite Your Child’s STEM Imagination

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 5th 2019

As parents, we want to equip our children with the skills to tackle problems and build the perseverance for solving them. A great way to enhance these skills is through innovative STEM activities. STE … read more
Tips for Raising Readers

Tips for Raising Readers

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 3rd 2019

Reading is so much more than a mandatory classroom activity or mundane homework assignment. The act of reading opens the door to experiences, people, places, information, and inspiration. If we want t … read more
5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

By Cari G. on Mar 6th 2019

I believe kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Of course, teaching by example is a great way to do this. However, sometimes it's not enough. Sometimes we need to poi … read more