Tips for a Stress-Free Homework Routine

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Many parents dread their kids’ school homework as much, if not more than their kids do. It’s not easy to squeeze homework into schedules packed tight with after-school activities, family and work responsibilities, dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. Plus, it’s never easy to convince tired, hungry kids to tackle homework after […]

Jumpstart Your Child’s Pre-Education

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Whether your preschooler is just starting to learn her letters and numbers or she’s gearing up to start kindergarten in the fall, there are simple ways to help her learn and practice reading, writing and arithmetic – three of the key learning aspects of early childhood development that teachers use to gauge kindergarten readiness. Consistency and […]

2014 Award Winning Children’s Books

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If your bedtime story books are feeling a little tired, you’ll appreciate having a few new picks to add to your shelves. The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the 2014 winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Medals, among other awards for outstanding children’s books and videos. You can always trust that books with these […]

Back to School: The Nanny Conundrum

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Contributed by guest author Whitney Tang, Executive Editor of Nanny Magazine It’s September, which means hordes of children have headed off to school, many for the first time. As you gear up for that first day of meeting the teachers and kissing your munchkin goodbye, a momentary thought might pass through your mind: What in […]

Sharpen School Skills with Fun, Educational Games & Activities

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Experts estimate that kids spend the first 2.3 months of the school year learning what they’ve forgotten over the summer. Yikes! Help your kids brush up on their skills, before the first school bell rings, with these effective learning tools that can easily pass as fun games and entertainment. Smart Games to Prepare for the […]

5 Special Back-to-School Traditions to Start this Year

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Even if you are sad to see the summer go, there’s no denying the excitement a new school year brings. You can get your kids motivated for a fresh start and build lasting memories by starting back-to-school traditions you can repeat each year. These fun, memorable traditions will have everyone raring to go! To help […]