Summer reading programs are more important than ever this year. Experts say that the challenges of coronavirus and online learning mean kids may return to school this fall with only 70% of the reading gains achieved in typical school years.* We’ve got tips to help kids (and parents) stay on track.
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Suddenly find yourself homeschooling the kids? Reading is a critical skill and we’re here to help with tips and inspiration.
It starts with a creative dance class, gymnastics birthday party or perhaps tickets to The Nutcracker — and pretty soon your little one can’t stop twirling. Bring on the dance classes, bobby pins and an astonishing amount of laundry and driving. We’ve got some creative tips for raising happy ballerinas while keeping the rest of the family feeling great, too.
Whether your child is learning online or in a classroom, it’s always fun to get creative with snack time. This delicious snack recipe for graham cracker rulers is quick, simple and flexible. It’s a great learning activity, too.
Ahhh, college… a young adult’s most exciting adventure and a parent’s biggest budget challenge. Whether your child’s new school is a drive or a plane ride away, it’s a huge step for everyone in the family. Offer support and encouragement — and set them up for success — with smart essentials.