Finances: How to Teach Your Child to Handle Money Wisely
“With many families struggling in tough economic times, financial literacy and the ability to make smart spending decisions have never been more important.” – Dr. Rick Bavaria, education expert Learning how to handle money is a critically important life skill for any responsible person, & studies show that kids as young as 7 are forming […]
After School Activity Ideas for Spring
Winter is over! Trees are budding, gardens are coming to life, and the weather is getting warmer. Perhaps your child plays a spring sport, but have you considered an after school activity that is directly educational? Whether it is a program at your child’s school or an activity that you do with your child […]
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
“STEM is becoming a more and more prominent topic in the mainstream and is something that should be considered by all parents. Have you noticed that some major companies are putting efforts behind STEM?.” – Kim Vij More & more, the term “STEM” – which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math – has been […]
Getting the education & training one needs for a good job is, of course, vitally important. The next step, though, also deserves focused attention: the job interview. The job interview serves as a gateway into employment, & being prepared is crucial. Here are some tips on how to be ready: 1. Do your homework, & […]
Science Projects for Winter Break
Winter break is here! Most schools are out until early January, which means that most students have a lot of extra time on their hands. Why not give the kids something fun – & educational – to do? In this week’s blog post, Kim Moldofsky shares some ideas for Science projects that you & your […]
Why Do I Need Math?
“When will I ever use this stuff?” It seems that this question rings out in middle school & high school Math classrooms all over the country, &, honestly, it is a valid thing to ask, especially when the content is starting to overwhelm a student. So…why DO students need to learn Math? There are some […]
Sight Word Activities
When a student is initially learning to read, instruction in phonics often plays a big part, which makes sense – a child can learn to decode most words once they understand the sounds that each of the consonants & vowels make. But there are many words, including a host of very common words like be, […]
Navigating the Digital Age
Our “tech savvy” youth always seem to be one step ahead when it comes to the latest trend in technology, so it is especially important to stay educated about what’s out there today and how it can be used. Here are some helpful tips about navigating the digital age of education.
Music to My Ears: Why Music Education Is Important
Studies have shown benefits of learning to play music, especially in school-age kids, that include everything from higher SAT scores & a decrease in disruptive behavior to improved memory & a greater ability to learn a second language.
Let the Games Begin! The Benefits of Video Games
I’m sure that I’m not the only parent constantly questioning the pros and cons of video games, so I decided to research and outline what I have discovered.