Guest Post by Ruth Hanford Morhard We want our children to get a good start in life—to learn, get along with others, and develop the good traits that lead to later success. Unfortunately, a large proportion of African-American children, especially boys, are struggling. This begins at an early age. In […]
Critical thinking skills are so important to learn at an early age so that children begin to ask not what the problem is but how they will approach it.
Guest Post by Laura Wilhelm New school year, new routines: When our routine is interrupted, we may forget important things. As many as 1 in 4 parents have forgotten a child in a car seat. We can help prevent supervisory neglect by making sure all caregivers have a plan: Safercar.gov […]
Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Sponsored by FEMA, September is a great time as an educator to ensure students are prepared for handling emergency situations, whether they are school lockdowns or building resilience to stress in the classroom. Here are a few things you can do as […]
Many times, it can be hard to persuade small children that visiting Grandma and Grandpa is “fun.” Whether it’s because of the vast age difference, a limit to how active grandparents can be, or simply a lapse in attention span, there are a few ways you can engage children and […]
Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday! Remembering to make time for family can be a challenge, especially when everyone has such busy schedules! But taking your child to spend some quality time with relatives will not only foster family engagement and learning, but will also make their grandparents’ day! Here is […]
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Not sure how to support language learning at home with your baby? Never fear! Gryphon House author Renate Zangl has all of the answers with strategies for turning even the most basic, every-day tasks into language-learning activities. Find tips for tweaking your play time to create a nurturing environment where discovery and […]
Embrace individual learning paces in the home and classroom; it will allow children to learn from each other.
Guest Post by Ruth Hanford Morhard Recent media stories on New York Times.com and on NBC have mentioned “fidgety boys” who are struggling in school. These stories note the huge gap in behavioral skills and performance between young girls and boys entering kindergarten—a gap that continues to grow throughout their […]