It’s Showtime!

By Christina Katz When most parents think of school theater programs, they may think of their child on stage in the spotlight. But theater programs offer many more opportunities than what an audience sees up on stage. While dramatically-inclined kids can certainly...

Picturebook Talks

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. Like most parents, you probably remember fondly the first time you had your toddler in your lap, reading a children’s book with big, beautiful illustrations and simple words like Goodnight Moon or Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Where Are You? I remember...

Afterschool Matters!

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. As the new school year begins, parents ask themselves whether or not they should enroll their kids in an after-school program. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Experts agree that after-school programs not only boost kids’ academic performance,...

The Parent-Teacher Connection

By Janeen Lewis Do you feel intimidated when you think of talking with your child’s teacher? What if your child complains about problems with his or her teacher? What do you do then? I’m a parent and a teacher, so I’ve been on both sides of the...

Kicking Off Kindergarten

By Christa Melnyk Hines For many parents, kindergarten signals an important transition from the all-consuming baby and toddler years. Suddenly, your “baby” is expected to make more choices on her own, stay focused over a longer period of time, learn new...

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