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Building Back to School Excitement During COVID-19

Building Back to School Excitement During COVID-19

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Aug 3rd 2020

The new school year is drawing near and one thing is certain, knowledge and flexibility are musts in the midst of COVID-19. The American Academy of Pediatrics favors the goal of having children p … read more
5 Benefits of Homeschooling Your Kids

5 Benefits of Homeschooling Your Kids

Jul 29th 2020

Homeschooling, or parent-led education that happens at home, has come a long way in the past two decades. Technology has taken the task of homeschooling from a laborious one to a convenience for fa … read more
Engage Young Learners with Meaningful Math

Engage Young Learners with Meaningful Math

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jul 1st 2020

This year has definitely been one for the books. While distance learning has been front and center, it's important to keep your child's problem solving and math skills sharp. Here are a few ways to he … read more
How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 26th 2020

Who would have thought we would have spent the last few months practicing social distancing and learning from home? Now it is time for summer break and worry begins to set in as we wonder — what’s … read more
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

Spring is here—that means that it's time to scrub, scour, wipe, and rinse your way into a fresh clean abode. You need all hands on deck, but if you demand that your kids help, you might be greeted wit … read more
5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

Posted by By Cari G. on Mar 17th 2020

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
Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2020

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal—and spring break can be a great time to renew your young ones’ interests in learning. The winter doldrums often put us in a holding pattern, so be ready to revi … read more
Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Posted by 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
Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

Posted by 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
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Posted by 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