The 30 Million Word Gap

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A 1995 study found that by the age of three, children in low-income homes knew 30 million less words that children raised in upper-class...

Helping Children with Organization and Time Management

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Does your child have trouble keeping school papers and assignments in order? Do you often find that he or she could use some time...

Starting Montessori Education Young with Monti Kids Subscription

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An internationally recognized curriculum for children from infancy on, the gift of a Montessori Education is one of the best things a parent can...

Research Shows Why Kids Need Recess

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He forgot to write his name on his paper. It wasn't the first time, and unfortunately, I knew it wouldn't be the last. While...

Challenges Teachers Face In The School System

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If you think getting your child to complete their homework or getting up on time for school is a challenge...you’re not the only one....

How School Shootings are Victimizing Our Kids in More Ways Than...

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As the new school year begins parents everywhere are fraught with concerns over the epidemic of school violence that has overtaken our nation. Shadowed...

End of The Cursive Writing Era

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Do you recall learning to carefully link your letters together, forming those odd-looking letters that somewhat resembled the print you were so used to?...

All you need to know about being a Room Mom (+introduction...

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Room Mom, classroom coordinator, head mom in charge, room parent or whatever you call it. Maybe you had a grueling battle and came out...

Middle School Books Your Kids will love from Schiffer Publishing

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It is an escape, a vacation, a trip to another place and time; reading is an exploration, an adventure, and a place to go....

Educational Gifts By Klutz

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Gifts, toys, stocking stuffers, and all the excitement of the holiday season is in full swing. The last thing you need to stress about...

5 Things to Know about Middle School Challenges

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Middle school is the start of a new era for kids. It’s all about transition. The little munchkin you used to walk to class...

The Impact of Music in Children’s Lives and Education

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“Music is the one art we all have inside. We may not be able to play an instrument, but we can sing along or...

We Sent Our Daughter to Kindergarten Early. And Now We’re Holding...

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Let me start off by saying that sending my daughter to kindergarten early was something I contemplated from the day I found out I...

Eco-Friendly Essentials to Pack a Plastic-Free School Lunch

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We're officially a few months into the school year and by now you've probably found a groove that works for your daily school prep....

How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?

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This is a guest post by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). When kids carry more than 10% of their body weight, discomfort can occur....

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

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What comes in several colors, is fun for all ages, and inspires parents to steal from their toddlers? You guessed it: Play-Doh. Play-Doh is...

School Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Welcome to the new school year! You're going strong thus far in the first month, but wait...there may be some school supplies yet that...

Back To School Photos: A Little Dino Heads to School

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The first day of school is a joyous, stressful, and tear filled experience. Watching your Kindergartener tentatively head up the steps following their teacher,...

Benefits of Spanish Immersion Programs

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Spanish Immersion programs have risen in commonality in the U.S. According to The Center for Applied Linguistics, there are over 1,000 language immersion schools...

To All Mothers on the First Day of School

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We need to do better and this is our proof - As a mother I should not be sitting here on the first day...

Labels for kids make back to school easy

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Kids and parents around the globe are counting down the days until school is officially back in session. Supply lists have been posted and...

School backpacks for the Entire Family

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There is something festively fun about picking out a backpack in anticipation of a new school year. From preschoolers to parents, everyone needs a...

Back to School: Prepping Your Home for Back to School

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School shopping, packing lunches, waking up early, and making sure you actually turned the coffee pot off before you head back to school....it's the...

Back to School: Fall Fashions for the Stylish Mom

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While most of us moms have likely embraced the internet shopping revolution whole-heartedly, back to school shopping for our kids might just make us...

Back To School: Fun and Fashionable School Shoes

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Ever think to yourself: $150 for those?! It fits in the palm of my hand for goodness sakes! We want our kids to be stylish,...

Back to School: The Best Winter Coats and Accessories

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Back to School means fall is on the horizon. We gladly welcome the changing of the seasons from the fiery hot summers to the...

Back to School: Cute Outfits for School

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Since most of our kids likely spent the summer months in a variety of mismatched athletic wear, bathing suits, and flip flops, nothing says...

Back to School: How to Bring Learning Home this Fall

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A child's mind is like a sponge, absorbing as much information as they can. Their minds thrive on stimulation, problem-solving, and kinetic learning.  But...

Back to School: Going Beyond the Sack Lunch

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Some would argue lunch is the best part of the school day. With lunchboxes like these, there will be no denying that! No matter...

Why Your Child Needs Supportive Shoes

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As our little ones prepare to head back to school, shopping for the school year will soon be in full swing. From backpacks to...

Tips for Preparing your Student for College over the Summer

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The months between high school graduation and the start of college whiz by. You've spent 18 years raising your baby and these last few...

The Importance of Physical Play 

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Our sedentary lifestyle in the United States is literally killing our children. As a society we need to begin focusing on the importance of play....

8 things to do before your baby heads off to college

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The summer before college is an amazing and beautiful time. While you may be working to cope through that your baby is officially (unless...

Creating Masterful Minds: Using STEAM to Shape our Children

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The world is different from when we grew up. Technology abounds us at every turn, and our children are integrated into a world where...

Encourage Education: Developing a Growth-Mindset in your child this Summer

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Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, but that does not mean education stops. Our children are always learning no matter the time,...

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: 5 Gifts Teachers Will Actually Love

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This week, all around the country, students and parents are taking the time to celebrate the people who so selflessly look after and inspire...

28 Delicious Sweet Treats To Satisfy Your Summer Cravings

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Who’s hungry? You know that sweet treats will satisfy you when you get that 4 o'clock craving. This guide has everything from luxurious chocolates...