Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd-Dr. Seuss’ birthday. You can participate by taking time to read aloud on this day with your children and have them take turns reading to you. Remember, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”-Dr. Seuss Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Have you ever asked you child, “What did you learn in school today?” and what you got back in response was “Nothing,”or a shrug of the shoulders? Well, wonder no more! By speaking the language spoken in the classrooms you can get the response you’re looking for. Try asking,”What were today’s learning targets” to get a different response. You also can watch the EngageTV episode that’s all about … Continue reading A Moving Target
Nothing can be better than free books arriving at your home every month. Visit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library website to learn how you can receive a free book every month for your preschooler. Continue reading What’s Better Than Free?
Kids learn firsthand about weather, plant life cycles, and nutrition when they help grow their own garden. Get started at schoolgardenwizard.org. Continue reading More Than Just a Garden
Go on an insect exploration in the park or in your backyard. Carry a library book about insects with you and ask your child to gather a notebook, pencil, and magnifying glass before heading outside. Begin your exploration by identifying the different species of insects. Use your library book to help you. Continue reading Explore the Wild
Incorporate math into your trip to the grocery store. Fruits and vegetables are often sold by the pound. Ask your child to compute how much your produce will cost. For example, if you want 2 lb. of bananas, he can weigh a bunch and add or subtract bananas until he’s reached two pounds. Then, he should multiply to determine the cost. If the bananas cost … Continue reading Weigh the Possibilities
Set a regular time for homework and remove distractions. Set limits on how much time your child can watch television or spend time on the internet. It also might be a good idea to monitor your child’s surfing habits. Tune into EngageTV to learn more about keeping your child safe from online predators. Continue reading Set Limits