Your child feels anxious, complains of “headaches” or “stomach aches,” or downright says he hates school. Many kids experience these issues at some point in their academic careers; rather than downplaying these complaints or even giving in, try to truly understand why your child may be feeling this way. For many kids, academic or attentional challenges (or a combination of both) can often be the culprit.
As your child moves through school, the writing demands will increase rapidly. She’ll move from learning to scribble circles and lines to writing letters, numbers, and words, and before you know it, she’ll be asked to write multi-page essays and research papers.
You received your child's PARCC scores and you're not quite sure what to make of them. Your child scored a 4 in math but a 2 in ELA. What does that mean? Is there anything you should do? With standardized testing now a key part of your child's academic future, spend some time getting to know the exams and learning what you can do to ensure your child is fully prepared for the future.
Perfect for kids who aren’t big into page-turning.
Some kids love the thrill of turning the pages of paper book. They enjoy visually gauging their reading progress and find reading on a comfortable chair or couch simply relaxing. Many children, however, gravitate to tech tools. They jump on any opportunity to swipe, press, or share, and are easily engaged by digital content.
Summer is a time for playing outside, splashing in the pool, and making sand castles at the beach. Yet during this fun-filled season, many students lose one to three months' worth of learning without continued academic instruction. Help your child prevent summer brain drain while still having fun with the ideas detailed below.