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Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

August 2013
5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

August 2013
How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

August 2013
Schools Take Classes Outside

Schools Take Classes Outside

Area schools conduct outdoor classes to teach science, math, social studies and more.

May 2013
Want a challenging school role?

Want a challenging school role?

Options include service on a school board, Odyssey of the Mind, After School Activities Partnership and Art Goes to School.

February 2013
PE stretches beyond gym class

PE stretches beyond gym class

To get kids moving, schools are using exercise bikes in the library, calisthenics during algebra and even video games like Dance Dance Revolution.

January 2013
TOYS THAT TEACH

TOYS THAT TEACH

Kids will have fun while they learn with these recommendations for all ages from toy stores, parents and reviewers.

December 2012
Are you a homework helper?

Are you a homework helper?

Four area tutors suggest ways parents can be their kids' study buddies. Their tips include reading to, and later along with, your children.

October 2012
Get art smarts

Get art smarts

Some schools have cut arts education. Here's how to fill the gap, at home, using community resources and by helping your school.

October 2012
21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

Some schools have adopted an educational model that features inquiry, research, collaboration, problem solving, presentation and reflection. It emphasizes thinking skills instead of rote learning.

September 2012
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