Let nature whet your child’s appetite for life science
February 19, 2015
Why science matters
If you watch the news, you are probably aware that the United States has fallen woefully behind other developed nations when it comes to our children’s science test scores. Ironically, this comes at a time when job opportunities in the fields of science and technology are booming.
The solution to this problem is staring us in the face. We need to interest our children in science early on. By stimulating their interest, and following up with high-quality science classes and le… » read more
Rainy day physical science projects
February 05, 2015
All children are natural-born scientists. They look at the world all around them and see endless opportunities to learn, experiment and explore. This starts very early on. Babies squish the mashed peas on their plates to see them ooze out between their fingers. Toddlers dunk their toys in the bath tub, curious to see if they will sink to the bottom of the tub or bounce back to the surface.
Sometimes everyday life and its demands and busy schedules can stifle our children's wonderful, natural cur… » read more
Choosing extracurricular activities for the coming year
February 03, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! We've all just turned to the first month of a fresh, new calendar, and a whole New Year lies ahead of us just waiting to be explored. What a great time to think about all the exciting learning opportunities that await our children in the upcoming year.
Extracurricular activities can be a big part of those learning opportunities. And there are so many to choose from! Kids today have more opportunities than ever to expand their learning horizons outside of school. They ca… » read more
How Many Activities are Too Many?
December 29, 2014
A world of opportunity
This is great. What better way to ensure that our children become well-rounded citizens than to expose them to as many learning opportunities as possible? These activities can help them develop academically, expose them to other cultures and even open up career paths.Kids today have access to a wide variety of outside classes, learning experiences and activities. Their activity choices include joining sports teams, taking music lessons, learning a second -- or even third … » read more
How to Reduce Test Time Anxiety
December 01, 2014
Tests are an important part of the school environment. Sometimes, however, a child's test-taking anxiety can lead to inaccurate test results. Here are some tips for overcoming that anxiety.
Why testing matters
Test taking is an important part of your child's education. Test results give your child's teacher invaluable information that simply cannot be obtained any other way. Some of that information is about your child and her performance, of course. Tests can tell a teacher how an individual ch… » read more