Sep
7
2009

The Right Age for Preschool

At what age should I send my child to preschool? Ordinarily age three is the ideal time to start preschool. Children at this age are ready to expand their social horizons and are developmentally ready to take part in activities which require patience and cooperation. Parents of two year olds are better off saving their money …Related Posts:How to Engage Students A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy Lunch Great Educational Gifts For [...]

Sep
6
2009

What Every Kindergartner Needs to Know

To be ready for kindergarten children should master these skills before starting school: 10. Hold a book properly; 9. Hold a pencil or crayon and write with it; 8. Recognize the numbers 1-10; 7. Count up to 10 items; 6. Sort items by color, size, and kind; 5. Follow routines and two step directions; 4. Work and get along with other children; 3. …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTips for the First [...]

Aug
29
2009

The 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be Without

1. Personal Hand Sanitizer It’s likely to be a bad flu season. Teach your child to use it frequently and always before lunch and after recess. 2. Antibacterial Wipes Do the poor teacher a favor and send a container to school so she can wipe off desks and other germy surfaces in the classroom. 3. Label Maker Label every lunch …Related Posts:The 10 School Supplies Your Child NeedsHow to Engage StudentsTeaching Your College Student to [...]

Aug
26
2009

Is Your Child Gifted?

My daughter has been reading since she was 4. She is 6 now and reading way beyond her classmates. I think that she is gifted and want her tested. My daughter’s teacher says that there isn’t a gifted program for 1st graders. What should I do? Reading at an early age is wonderful but doesn’t necessarily …Related Posts:Ideas for Teachers/ParentsTeacher TroubleMeeting the Needs of Your Gifted Child

Aug
25
2009

My son says his teacher hates him

My fourth grade son hates his new class and says the teacher doesn’t like him. He doesn’t want to go to school in the morning saying that he doesn’t have any friends. Should I ask the principal for a new teacher? His best friend that he has been in class with for the past 2 …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThree Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent ConferencesFive Great Conferences for Teachers in 2012Use the [...]

Aug
25
2009

How can I help my child not be so messy?

My daughter is so unorganized! Last year in 1st grade I kept getting notes from the teacher about missing homework that I never knew about. How can I help her get off to a better start in 2nd grade? Organization is really a skill that needs to be taught and there are tools that can help …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Aug
16
2009

SAT Prep on a shoestring budget

My high school sophomore bombed the PSAT. With this economy I can’t afford those fancy test prep classes. How can I help my teenager score higher on the SAT without spending a lot of money? What many parents don’t realize is that you have a huge resource at home, YOURSELF!  I’ve seen parents help bring up …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate [...]

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