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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!
All-New KC School Open House Guide

All-New KC School Open House Guide

Plan your next school visit with our online private school Open House Guide.
Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Back-to-school isn’t just about school supplies, first day outfits and haircuts. Appointments need to be scheduled and everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the health of your child.
Tips for Helping with Homework

Tips for Helping with Homework

School is out for the day, you’re able to leave work on time and dinner is all planned and ready to go. The kids are streaming in, and everything seems to be going perfectly. So what is missing here? Homework!
Classroom Volunteers 101

Classroom Volunteers 101

I’ll admit it. I am just not crafty. I look at a paper plate and I see a paper plate. Not an alien or a raccoon mask or a ladybug with the addition of paint and a few pipe cleaners. I rarely go on Pinterest, nor am I trained in any aspect of child development or early education. I’m not even particularly organized. Yet, here I am, somehow into my fifth year of room-parenting. As a teacher at our school put it, sometimes all they need is “a warm body.” I can do that!
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!
Creating (and Sticking to) an After-School Routine

Creating (and Sticking to) an After-School Routine

That time of year is upon us once more. We are purchasing supplies, filling backpacks to the brim and setting alarm clocks. Kids and parents alike are diving into a brand new school year—with both the fun and frustrations that accompany it. One such challenge can be establishing an after-school routine. Creating and sticking to one can be difficult, but the benefits far outweigh the potential challenges. Local moms share the top five ways to keep a child’s routine on track.
Creative Activities to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Creative Activities to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

When daily course work gives way to summer fun, keeping kids’ brains sharp can be a struggle. While summer bridge workbooks or packets are important and helpful, there are other ways to keep your kids thinking while having fun at the same time. Check out these ideas to get you started!
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.
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