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The phrase 'summer school' may give your kid nightmares, but with an attitude like that, he'll turn summer school into a regular routine. How do you help your struggling student turn things around and get ready to tackle summer school like an all-star student? We asked Tracy L. Jackson, a school counseling district coordinator, for her expert advice.
How much is too much enrichment for a preschooler? Tips to keep activities fun and developmentally appropriate for your preschooler.
Want to help your child boost some academics this summer?  Good news! You can use state standards to guide you. Here's how.
Today's children are more nature deprived than ever. What are the consequences and what can parents do about it?
Here's a quick guide that will walk your preteen through writing a letter to your local politician.
Here's our essential guide to all things preschool science, plus expert book picks to make learning fun!
Looking for camp care package ideas? Look no further! We've got five great camp care package ideas. Whatever your kid is into, we've got you covered.
Here are four brand new titles that will turn your kindergartener on to reading, and make for a wonderful summer together.
Got a kid who's never been camping before? Ease her fears with this collection that shows getting closer to nature can be fun and a precious memory.
Sleepaway camps can be a great experience that helps kids build independence, social skills and a love of the outdoors. But for a kid who is homesick at summer camp, it can be a tough week to live through. But this shouldn't deter you or your child, says Gregg Parker, owner and director of Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. 'Don’t let fear rule the day,' he says. 'You shouldn’t force your child into camp, but encourage them strongly so they don’t back out of something that will be wonderful and a great experience for them.” Learn how you can help your child make summer camp one to remember ... for all the right reasons!
Here are 7 activities and crafts with a snowy theme to keep kids busy during winter weather, whether inside or out.
We've combed the shelves for new titles that have what it takes to engage fourth grade readers all summer long. Here's our list of favorites.
Looking for summer reading ideas? Here are our picks for a solid gold summer of reading with your preschooler.
In search of some engrossing summer reads for your second grader? Look no further! We've combed the shelves for this solid gold list of second grade titles.
Many youth sports injuries are more avoidable than you might think. Check out these tips.
Here are some practical tools for helping your second grader write letters you'll all feel good about.
Avoid the summer slide with these educational activities and fun ideas for how to keep your kid learning over the summer.
To avoid the reading slump and keep your kids reading this summer, host a reading party! Here's how.
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