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Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!
Homeschool Preschool

Homeschool Preschool

Sending your child to preschool at age 3 can be a great thing, but it is not the only option. Choosing to homeschool preschool is a great alternative and can be very attainable. Before making this decision, consider these things:
Raising a Child with Cultural Intelligence

Raising a Child with Cultural Intelligence

Previous generations could live their entire lives surrounded by people who looked like them and believed in the same things they did. Some people still live this way, but most of us regularly encounter others who think and live in ways that are radically different from ourselves.
Why I Homeschool, and How I Make it Work

Why I Homeschool, and How I Make it Work

I remember the first time I learned about homeschooling. It was just a few years ago, in fact, and my first impression was, “I don’t know about that.” What exactly didn’t I know? Well, pretty much everything!
The Rise and Demise of the School Computer Lab

The Rise and Demise of the School Computer Lab

Every student received a laptop to use at school and at home, and with that, most computer labs went away.
Ready, Set, Write!

Ready, Set, Write!

Learning how to write is just as crucial as learning the alphabet, numbers and how to read.
KC Summer Reading Guide: 2014

KC Summer Reading Guide: 2014

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!
Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Against this competitive and comparative backdrop, a tutoring craze has exploded, not just nationally, but internationally. Homework help. Test prep help. Help with individual school subjects. Studies show that children as young as age 3 are being introduced to tutors, fueled by the idea that one can never start learning too early.
Get Unplugged

Get Unplugged

Children’s Books Highlight the Joys of Low-Tech Learning
Importance of Arts Education

Importance of Arts Education

Because programs such as Common Core encourage schools to focus their curricula on subjects like reading and math, many parents and experts are debating the value of art education.
Create a Homework Station

Create a Homework Station

Homework: kids dread it, and if the parents are honest, they do as well. From a kid’s saying at bedtime “Oh yeah, I have homework due tomorrow” to the crying that comes with difficult assignments, it is no wonder homework can be considered a dirty word.
Crying

Crying "Bully"

Over the last few years, there has been a vast metamorphosis in the word "bully." A term that used to explain a relatively rare situation has seemingly been downgraded to describe any type of emotional discomfort a child may experience from his peers.
School Lunch vs. Sack Lunch

School Lunch vs. Sack Lunch

Teaching children to eat healthily is easy when they are at home and only face the choices we stock in our own pantries and fridges. Away from home, things become a little trickier.
7 Ways to Constructively Use Carpool Time

7 Ways to Constructively Use Carpool Time

It’s back-to-school time, and for some moms, that means sitting in the car rider line waiting for their child to come out. That time doesn’t have to be wasted.
Get a Smart Start

Get a Smart Start

It’s easy and largely expected for teachers to lay out goals for their students at the beginning of a school year. But equally important is students’ setting goals for themselves.
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