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Make Summer a Productive Time for Learningsummer learning Fun things and activities for parents to do with kids and babies in Washington D.C. Virginia Maryland DC MD VA
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 6:01 pm

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington

Private School Open House Dates
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Looking for a Private School for your kids? Check out this list of schools near you AND their open house dates so your family can visit, tour and choose the right place for you! 

Do You Know How Your Child Learns?
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 5:59 pm

The History of Early Childhood Learning Program in Laurel, MD
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Sneak in Summer Learning
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 6:04 pm


Kids and Art Book Reviews
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 5:18 pm

By Nancy Taylor

The Healthiest Gift
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 5:11 pm

By Beth Cline

Conquering Disorganized School
Updated: December 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Some children are naturally organized while others struggle to maintain any semblance of neatness. There are ways parents can help a disorganized child — without standing over them night after night.

The Reading, Writing and Arithmetic of Assistive Technology
Updated: December 29, 2014 - 2:27 pm

By Michael Cruse

Books For Black History Month
Updated: December 29, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Day of Tears

Keep Reading With Kids After They Start School
Updated: December 29, 2014 - 2:38 pm

The Last Solid Investment -- EDUCATION
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 1:32 pm

By Shelly Suarez

Misc. Education, Enrichment & Schools
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Look Beyond Test Scores to Find Out if Your Child is on Course
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 1:36 pm

By Dr. Raymond Huntington

Strong Bubbles
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 1:41 pm

About those strong bubbles. First, what is a bubble?

Raise the Grade on Report Cards
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

By Richard E. Bavaria, P.H.D.

The Science of Slime
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

By Aurora Lipper

Five Ways to Avoid Summer Learning Loss
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

By Todd Pristas and Joel Sweda

Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:20 pm

By Loriann Hoff Oberlin 

Choosing a Preschool
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:21 pm

When it comes to choosing a school, the more we know the betterwe are at finding the school that's right for each individualchild. And finding the best preschool for your unique childrequires research. Most of parents need to find a good preschoolfor their little ones before kindergarten either for childcare,education or both. This is in part due to the increasing numbersof working mothers of very young children. The result is a largeamount of parents who are searching for guidelines to selecting aquality preschool program.

Montessori Schools
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Cookie Jar Gifts
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Kids love making things! Creating gifts to give to teachers, friends and family will fill kids with a sense of pride and excitement. A "recipe in a jar' activity is an inexpensive and fun way for kids to make gifts to celebrate the holiday season. Use the recipe below to get you started. You can also search the internet for other ideas or adapt your own recipes to make these fun, edible gifts!

Develop a Passion for Art In Your Kids
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Kids love art. They love to draw and paint, but they also can be encouraged to develop an admiration for classic works of art. Experts agree that developing a critical artistic eye for art in a young child is an invaluable educational tool and can foster a love of fine artwork that will last a lifetime. It is difficult to imagine spending a whole lot of time in a museum with the average young child without also imagining a challenge most parents would rather not face, though. For parents who would like to foster an appreciation for art in their kids, it is important to arm them with an idea of what they will be looking at. What better way to do that than by spending time with books that will familiarize them with some of the artists we have grown to love? For parents who love art and to read (and create) with their kids, the following are just a small sampling of books available to engender a passion for fine artwork. 

What Is The Best Way To Take Notes?
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm

What Is The Best Way To Take Notes?

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

By Robin Lundgren

Help Your Child Develop the Write Stuff
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:39 pm

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington

Special Kids: Dealing With Your Child's Disabilities
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:44 pm

by Loriann Hoff Oberlin

The Race to Achieve
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:51 pm

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington

Be a Cheerleader for Your Champ
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:48 pm

By Amy Beaulieu

Looking for the Perfect Tutor
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:56 pm

By Renae Abboud

Character in Schools
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:55 pm

By Shirley K. Fegan

Summer Reading 2014
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:02 pm

There are hundreds of books on the area’s recommended reading lists, but we have narrowed it down based on consistencies throughout the lists and divided it up by age recommendations! Pick up a copy of our August issue at one of these locations to learn more about summer reading programs near you!

Academic Enrichment & Field Trips
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Gearing up for Kindergarten
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Gearing up for Kindergarten

Chill Out With an Ice Pop!
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:12 pm

By: Robin Lundgren

Activities for Children with Special Needs Activities
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Activities for Children with Special Needs

Pizza Pizzazz!
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm

By: Robin Lundgren

Summer Reading Programs in the Washington Area
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer?  Area reading programs might just fit the bill.

Strengthen Spring Study Skills
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:26 pm

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington 

Cook Up Birthday Fun!
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:26 pm

By: Robin Lundgren

Step Up Parental Involvement for the New School Year
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:36 pm

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington

Geography Comes to Life in a Big Way
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Remember the frustration you felt when you had to squint to seethe tiny world map on the wall at school? That problem will soonbe a thing of the past for both teachers and students at schoolsaround the country. There is a new trend towards doing things big.Here are some ways BIG maps are being used.

What Happened to Handwriting?
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:34 pm

The importance of handwriting and building skills early

Music, Art & Performing Arts
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Leaf Rubbing
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Here's What You Need....

Discover Montessori
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Baking Bread!
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

By: Sharon Katz Cooper  

Reading Together With Tweens and Teens
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Reading Together With Tweens and Teens

The Foundations of Learning: Building Blocks of Academic Success
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 4:55 pm

By Kelly Besecker