Explore learning in
all its many facets: public schooling, alternative educational
approaches, homeschooling, adult learning and more.
Getting Kids Organized
Job Experience for Teens
Start a Teen Reading Group
Summer Jobs for Teens
Easy Way to Start a School Drama Club
Earth Keepers Activities
a different earth or ecology-friendly picture book each month,
along with educational activities to inspire families to become
eco-explorers and keep tomorrow’s earth squeaky green.
Mama, Do You Love Me?
pollution, bees and honey making!
Let's Read Together!
to Kids - Kids and Reading
Readers of Your Future Leaders
Benefits of Reading Fiction
Getting started in homeschooling
Building the Homeschooling Village
Building the unschooling
Can a single parent unschool?
Essential Art Supplies
for Creative Kids
Homemade Salt Dough
Homemade Cornstarch Clay
War - Kids Coping with War
Kids Cope With News of War
About the War
Back to School
For Mom, Too
A degree, certification or courses
in a chosen field can boost employability, lead to pay raises
and provide personal satisfaction. But between juggling kids,
a house and maybe a job, the idea of pursuing higher education
might seem like no more than a pipe dream for many busy parents.
Reasons to Tell Your Kids Stories
In today’s busy world, many parents
have lost the art of telling their stories to their kids.
Don't pass up the opportunity to connect with your kids
at the same time you tell them what's important to you.
It will be a huge gift to your kids, and a huge gift to
Kids to Organize Themselves
year is in full swing again in many places -- and with it, another
opportunity to make the days run a bit smoother than they did
before. Like most parents, I've discovered there are a handful
of challenges each year that need to be addressed to make for
a productive, successful school year.
Five-year-old Jasper doesn't look
up at the people watching him as he studies the mandrill's colorful
face and picks the right colored pencil. Then he's ready to move
on to the orangutans, whom he has sketched before. With only inches
of glass separating them, he shows the finished portrait to the
great ape, who grins at him, much to the audience’s delight.
been looking at different schools for my children and keep hearing
about Montessori and Waldorf schools. How are these different
from traditional schools?
Up With Charter Schools?
When all the traditional educational options seem like a bad fit,
what’s a parent to do? Charter schools may offer just the
alternative you’re seeking.
Hate My Teacher!”
just started a new school year, and already your child is complaining
about his teacher. What should you do?
Your Kids Set Their Own Goals
setting and time management are valuable assets in your kids'
quest for self-reliance and self-confidence. You can help them
learn these skills by starting with a few simple steps.
All Day Long
Providing a rich learning environment
for your baby or toddler isn’t as complicated as you might
think. Creating a great environment for learning simply means
doing the things that you would normally do with them anyway but
in a conscientious manner.
Your Kids Become Independent Learners
ensure a lifetime of successful learning, the most important
tool you can give your child is the ability to learn
independently. The earlier you can train your children
to learn on their own the better — but it’s
never too late to give your children skills that will
certainly help them in their adult life.
I Want to Quit Piano Lessons!
Quitting piano lessons for the
summer? Not a good idea! Repetition is the essence of learning.
intelligences approach to curriculum
What exactly does this mean? What
are the benefits?
in the Blink of an Eye
Help children develop a love for science or nurture their already growing interest
with these simple experiments.