Archives for April 2013

Help Kids Retain What They Learn

Everyone has a different way of learning and even of retaining information. In order to help kids retain what they learn, it’s important to start with a good foundation. Once this foundation is in place, there are some learning techniques which can further enhance learning and retention. The two most important daily habits that will […]

Summer Bridge Activities: Fun Remedial & Extended Summer Learning

When returning from summer break, children often seem to have a hard time remembering material that they just learned the year before. You can help your child begin each school year better prepared for something new with help from the Summer Bridge Activities series. Summer is for fun right?  Yes, but that doesn’t mean that […]

How to Keep Kids Learning During Summer Break

While most parents relish the thought of not having to get the kids off to school, summer break has challenges of its own. Having the kids home for summer may make for relaxed days, but keeping the kids from being bored while keeping their minds active is not an easy task. However, with a little […]

Teach Your Child Empathy

Empathy involves perceiving and relating to another person’s feelings, a social skill. Taking it a step further, it includes building a connection with that person. Children aren’t known for their ability to be empathetic, but it is something they can learn. If you don’t know how to teach your child empathy, we have some tips […]

11 Ways Music Can Help Your Child

Kids seem to have a natural pull toward music. Even before birth they kick and move to sounds and musical stimuli. During the early years their interest in music only increases. It’s no surprise that musical instruments are often a mainstay in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms. As a parent, you may give your children […]

School Summer Break – Good or Bad?

We’re headed into the homestretch with schools’ summer break coming up quickly. This time of year often brings up the question – is summer break from school a good or bad idea? This question can bring up strong feelings for many people and mixed feelings for others. Depending on whom you ask, you may get […]