When we set out in search of a preschool for our little ones, we look for a place where they will be happy, for an environment conducive to fun and learning and friendship. We look for a strong community of families, and for teachers who have plenty of experience and creativi.... read more
It is hard to say goodbye to summer. We feel a pang just thinking the words. We’ve so loved the freedom, the family time, and our summer friendships. We’ve loved the days outdoors, the hours of reading, the new places and sights we’ve discovered. Summer’s t.... read more
You’ve heard what they say about homework, right? Homework! Oh, homework! I hate you! You stink! I wish I could wash you away in the sink. If only a bomb would explode you to bits. Homework! Oh, homework! You're giving me fits. I'd rather take baths with a man-eati.... read more
Elementary school is a time of tremendous growth and learning. Just think of the transformation that takes place between the first day of kindergarten and the last day of fifth grade. We barely recognize these kids! Looks and height are the least of it. They've become.... read more
As the summer winds down, the start of a new school year is fast approaching. For many children this will mean their first entry into the world of preschool. Understandably, this transition will be met with the full range of emotional responses, from excitement and curiosit.... read more
Ahh, school. To every kid it is an exciting rite of passage and a boring daily grind; both their favorite and most despised place. As a parent, there is a lot to love about school. Below are eight of the things that we think are great about school. 1. Your kids learn social.... read more
One of the most difficult aspects of the transition from summer vacation to the school year is homework. Having grown accustomed to plentiful free playtime, kids naturally rebel at the thought of having to do homework during their scant after-school hours. We can cer.... read more
In this end-of-summer season, there are plenty of parents out there who are inwardly sighing at the idea of all the logistical juggling that the school year is about to foist upon them. We can already envision the stress of needing to be in two places at the same tim.... read more
Is your child heading off to preschool for the first time this fall? Are you worried that she will cling to you for dear life and refuse to enter the classroom? Some children waltz into the new classroom, wave goodbye to their parents, and then get to the "work" of presc.... read more
The tough part of separating from parents is serious business (see The Kissing Hand if you need to dive right into the heavy stuff), but the truth is that for many kids, a wonderful preschool is amazingly fun and actually quite easy to jump right into. (It seems to alwa.... read more
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