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Cybersecurity: An ounce of prevention…

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My son loves to play Minecraft. He occasionally Facetimes (video calls over Wi-Fi) or texts friends with his iPod. With two older sisters and parents who are active on social media, he’s seen Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Vine. He’s comfortable Googling information for school, and he discovered Weird Al Yankovic videos on YouTube. […]

Toys that teach prove valuable long after the holidays

December 8, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

A look of alarm crossed my son’s face when I suggested there would be only learning gifts under the tree this year. “That’s a horrible idea,” he said, as visions of flash cards, “boring educational books,” dictionaries and maps danced through his head. I assured him he had nothing to fear – most of the […]

Letterboxing is outdoor, treasure-hunt adventure

July 18, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

If your kids like exploring, hiking, hide-n-seek, mysteries, riddles and crafts, they just might love letterboxing. And so might you. Letterboxing is basically a treasure hunt for letterboxes – small containers holding a logbook and a unique, usually hand-carved rubber stamp. Letterboxes are hidden almost everywhere, and seekers follow a set of clues to find […]

Toys that teach for prechoolers

December 16, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

By age 3, most children are masters at running, climbing and jumping and are beginning to show interest in other, more structured types of play. Children at this age will begin scribbling and cutting. Some non-destructive ways for children to practice their cutting skills include snipping along the edge of a piece of paper to […]

Embrace your role as teacher

December 6, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

You’ve taught your daughter how to spell her name, tie her shoes and say “please” and “thank you” at the appropriate times. As she heads off to school, you may think it’s time to relinquish your job as “teacher” for that of “coach” – ensuring that she does her homework and gets to school on […]