These days, it’s not uncommon to see kids engrossed in iPads, video games and phones; sports, dance or any other number of after-school activities all compete with screen time to fill a kid’s day. Add in homework, and kids are scheduled to the max. The urge for the family to unplug and spend time together seems to grow as everyone gets busier, but turning off the screen doesn’t have to mean the learning stops. Here are six fun, family-friendly activities that happen to include some learning on the side.
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Charity and volunteer work are great ways to teach your children the importance of helping those around them who desperately need it. From clothing or food donations to committing your time to help around your community, there are many ways to get your child involved and thinking about helping others.
School’s back in session! There are four main kinds of schooling currently available to the majority of students—public, private and charter schools, or a homeschooling environment. The school that works best for your family ultimately depends on your situation and goals. Take a look at what sets these establishments apart from each other.
Parents play an integral role in maintaining their children’s positive emotions, and are important influences in helping to ease negative feelings. Here are some ways how you, the parent, can help ensure your child’s well-being during the first weeks of the school year.
Some people think the U.S. has a long way to go regarding our educational system. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not America was hitting the mark in our school systems, this is your lucky day!
Check out this infographic below. We compared pupil/teacher ratios for the United States and other countries near and far, investigated how many hours some students spend studying every year, and the high school graduation rates abroad.
Summer’s already almost over and it’s time to start thinking about school. Whether they’re transitioning from elementary to middle school or getting ready to start high school, there are some smart things you can do in these next few weeks to make you and your child better prepared for going back to school.
We’ve shown you the games that will push great financial habits, so check out these games that will teach math, history and things beyond being a smart spender.
You probably think I’m joking, but I’m not. You really can take college courses free online from top universities all around the world. It’s a trend sweeping the Internet called OpenCourseWare.
Maybe you’re interested in gaining more cooking skills for personal growth or learning a new computer program to add to your resume. However, you may not want to spend the money and probably don’t have a whole lot of time to take a full-fledged college class. Look no further than your local community college!
Catherine Ferguson Academy, a Detroit school with a reputation for excellence in helping teen mothers, was shockingly targeted last spring for closure. I’m so pleased to learn that the school will remain open and continue to serve its unique purpose.