Cook for a Cause: 5 Lessons Kids Can Learn in the Kitchen

The holidays are here!  (Has a whole year really gone by that quickly?)  No doubt you have a seemingly endless list of chores and errands on your calendar.  Wash this, dust that, straighten this room, etc. In the midst of the holidays, it’s difficult to find time to educate your children.  With so many other things to do, how can you …

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Back to School Tips — #4

When students are young, homework can be a joyful experience.  I still recall bringing home “color by number” sheets in kindergarten and rushing to get them done! But as students get older, homework can be seen as nothing but a chore.  It can be seen as a boring, time consuming process.  And if they cannot find the supplies they need, …

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5 Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

“SNOW DAY!” scream your children as they run down the stairs.  “No school!  No school!”  Yes, a snow day is arguably one of a student’s favorite things.  (And some teachers, too.)   Now the real challenge begins.  All of a sudden your children are at home with you (or a sitter) all day.  How do you keep them occupied for …

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The Senses and the Holidays — How to Prevent Overstimulation

The holiday season is such a special time of year.  For most of us, thinking about the holidays conjures up thoughts of brightly colored lights, carols and music, scrumptious desserts, the smell of home-cooked meals, and festive clothing.  Thanks to our senses, we can experience all the joy and magic that comes each year. Now, take a second and imagine how …

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