Archive for 'Education'

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

Walking to School Safely

Walking to School Safely

How a few rules can make walking to school a safe and healthy activity. Walking to School Today most parents insist on driving their children to school even though walking is healthier; kids get exercise and [...]

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Whether a child is the victim of name calling or physical abuse, bullying is devastating to a child’s sense of self worth. Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot, [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Initiating Homework

Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework. Initiating Homework When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours [...]

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping your disorganized middle-schooler get organized Disorganized Tweens There are a lot of changes that go on in the life of the preteen and early adolescent.  Middle school for one.  Hormones for another.  It can result [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

Music Education on a Budget

Music Education on a Budget

How to find kids music lessons on a budget. Music Education Over the years there have been a lot of studies showing that music lessons can improve a child’s math skills. More important though, is that [...]

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

The middle school and high school years can be filled with all sorts of bumps along the way. But there are ways to help make the move out of elementary school a little easier for your [...]