education

Snow Day Alternatives – 10 Tips for Kids To Beat the Winter Blues

While record snow fell on the northeastern states last week, more snow is still in the forecast. That means, you guessed it, more snow days! Just because snow days are nearly always synonymous with play days you can always get your kids prepped for school again by keeping learning fresh, even after a day of… Continue reading Snow Day Alternatives – 10 Tips for Kids To Beat the Winter Blues

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Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent and the TwitterPeek

I had no idea that National Geographic publishes so many books with African-American themes. I was thrilled to received several books to review and will be posting my reviews now through the beginning of the year.  Today I am posting my review of Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent, Also look for thorough reviews of 500 Miles… Continue reading Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent and the TwitterPeek

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Children Have Been Bullied in Past Month, Resources Included to Help Your Child

When I was in school I used to be bullied and picked on. I don't think any of us haven't been there. I used to hate it! It certainly didn't make school any easier. Thankfully I was a bookworm who cared only about my studies, but still to this day I think about how being… Continue reading Nearly Two-Thirds of Children Have Been Bullied in Past Month, Resources Included to Help Your Child

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10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Although the school year has just begun parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching. One of the perpetual complaints you hear from parents and teachers when a child is struggling is a disconnect between one other. When a child is having problems in school parents tend to blame teachers and teachers blame parents, but these problems can… Continue reading 10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Oscar and His Frisky Adventures

Candlewick Press has a  wonderful series of books with an adorable character named Oscar who learns all about the world around him from his animal, bird, and insect friends. Some books are enjoyable because of their storyline and illustrations and others are adored because they are instant classics, and still others are well-loved because of… Continue reading Oscar and His Frisky Adventures

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Packing a Healthy School Lunch from Disney FamilyFun

The nice people over at Disney FamilyFun have offered up some really great tips about packing healthy lunches and since I know making school lunch nutritious and fun to eat is a challenge I'm happy to share these creative ideas. Use A Bento Box: Japanese-style bento boxes and their nesting compartments are perfect for kid-size… Continue reading Packing a Healthy School Lunch from Disney FamilyFun

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Is Your Baby Racist?

Just as some believe we are on the cusp of turning the corner to a post-racial society a new study comes out to negate those lofty dreams. A study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin and written about in this week's Newsweek in Nurture Shock: Is Your Baby Racist? says children as young… Continue reading Is Your Baby Racist?