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How to: Start Teaching Kids about the Beautiful Game

by Editorial Team October 18th, 2015| Elementary
Have you ever watched football coaches standing on the side lines of important games? They’ll hop on the spot, bellow to players and turn red as spittle flies from their mouths. In essence, they are the most ferocious armchair football players in the world.

Now look at how the manager

Teen’s Perspective on Halloween

by Sam P. October 16th, 2015| Teen Perspective, Teens

I love Halloween.  I always have.  As a little kid, it was the excitement of trick or treating and now it still is.  (Don't worry, I stopped my sophomore year.)  There are often football games or dances or parties to attend and it is always so much


3 Tips on Halloween Behavior: Tweens

by Lori Sciame October 15th, 2015| Behavior, Tweens
Most tweens embrace the fun and frivolity of Halloween. It's the one time of year they can morph into someone else, and be paid in candy for successfully completing this transformation.  Thus, tweens highly anticipate the arrival of Halloween night with its time honored tradition of trick or treating.  As a

Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls!

by Gary Hays October 14th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal

Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls! Traditionally quiet neighborhood streets are about to be placed under siege by throngs of costume wearing youngsters in their quest at filling their trick or treat bags to the rim. In the excitement of them zig-zagging across streets, more mindful of which house to descend
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3 Important Social Skills Learned in Preschool

by Joe Lawrence October 13th, 2015| Preschool, Social
Preschoolers are great learners. When we learn to take advantage of their sponge like brains, we can really make a difference in who they become. This is a perfect age to teach them same basic social skills to carry them into life.

For most kids nowadays, they are in day
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4 Toddler Friendly Halloween Events to Enjoy

by Marnie Bii October 12th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Halloween can be an overwhelming holiday for the littlest kids in the group. The dark atmosphere, scary costumes and long walks all tend to keep toddlers from truly enjoying this awesome holiday. You can reinvent the holiday by embracing a month of fun activities that are geared toward the
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Trick-or-Treat: Is Your Child Too Old?

by Gary Hays October 8th, 2015| Tweens
With Halloween festivities rapidly approaching, and with your child rapidly reaching teen-hood, you may wish to reconsider the traditional habit of trick or treating and plan something more in accordance with their age. Of course at this age they will still want to don the best and perhaps scariest

3 Parent Healthtacular Tips to Clearer Skin

by Editorial Team October 8th, 2015| Parenting Predicament
Who’d have thought that staring at your own face in the mirror would be such an odious task? Unlike Narcissus, your own reflection isn’t a fascinating landscape to study. Instead, it’s a pockmarked mess of spots, grease and the kind of pallor usually associated with a person addicted to
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3 Social Skills Learned from Sports

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2015| Elementary, Social
Social skills are something that everyone needs to survive in this world today. It is especially important to learn them while in elementary school. This is why sports and extra-curricular activities are a great thing.

It is amazing to think that my kindergartner has a more active social life than
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3 Preschool Halloween Costume Considerations

by Marnie Bii October 6th, 2015| Preschool, Seasonal
When it comes to Halloween with preschoolers, it is often best to just hope to keep everyone dressed in their cute costumes long enough to take a few memorable pictures. After all, kids in this age group often quickly grow bored with their newfound persona and begin removing the
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4 Ways to Soothe Your Cranky, Crying Infant

by Marnie Bii October 5th, 2015| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Once the small mewling cries of an infant evolve into a full wail, you may feel your patience wan and frustration levels rise. As your emotions take a turn for the worst, your infant may pick up on those signals, effectively worsening the crying jags. This seemingly never-ending cycle
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2 Laws of Learning for Our Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence September 29th, 2015| Preschool, School
When it comes to preschool learners, there is not much difference between them and their older counterparts. Professional educators follow learning laws when creating courses and preparing instructions. We can use some of these to teach our children.

Learning laws are similar to the laws of physics. They are tested