Parents Corner

Modeling Kindness During the Holiday Season

Your Elf On The Shelf doesn’t have to get into mischief or behave badly this Holiday Season, instead have your Elf partake in good deeds.

Here are some printable ideas for showcasing kindness and good values into the activities that your Elf and Children get into this Holiday Season.

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Bloomberg offers a great article titled “Ten Reasons Why Early Childhood Education Pays Off”, a must read for parents.

“When a young child enters kindergarten ready for school, there is an 82 percent chance that child will master basic skills by age 11, compared with a 45 percent chance for children who are not school ready.”

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As more presidential hopefuls begin to announce intentions to run for the 2016 presidential election, find out where each one currently stands on education and Common Core standards.

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It is important for many families to teach their children basic cooking skills.

Get your kids cooking with these simple tips and kid friendly recipes!

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    1. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

Sure, their adult years seem like a lifetime away, but it’s never too early to teach your child how to stand on his own two feet.

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Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH. STEM is typically used to address educational policy and curriculum in schools.

Explore some specific ways you can foster a STEM-literate home and have some fun together as a family.

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