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4 Hacks to Instill Love of Reading in Your Child

by Ronald A. Rowe March 18th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Entertainment
Reading doesn't have the attractive lure it used to have. With video game consoles, handheld electronics, the internet, and 200 cable channels the idea of sitting quietly with a good book is a hard sell.  But it is important that we do what we can to instill a love of
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3 Fun Ways to Build World Knowledge

by Lori Sciame March 11th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, School
Helping a child to learn new things can be great fun.  The process doesn't always have to involve flash cards or worksheets.  If you have an elementary aged child, try one of the following three ways to enrich his or her learning experience.  I guarantee, you'll both have fun
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Fun Ideas for Your Child and the Kidsitter

by Tania Cowling February 25th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Entertainment
Elementary kids, ages six to nine, don’t like the term babysitter, as they feel they are too old to be cared for like babies and yet they are too young to stay home alone. So instead parents can call a kidsitter to spend time with their children when they
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What’s Appropriate for School?

by Krysten Gouveia February 18th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, School
Life at home and life at school for children are two very different things. At home, children are allowed to watch, eat, and say certain things that other children may or may not be able to do depending on their own parent’s rules. However, at school there is one
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A Great Place to Start: Handwashing

by Lori Sciame February 11th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
Elementary-aged children have a hard time following complicated directions.  For kids this age, it's best to communicate important information in simple terms.  This is especially true when it comes to their personal safety.

It's absurd to think that kids will remember what a parent says concerning every single safety issue. 
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Guns in the Classroom

by Ronald A. Rowe February 4th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
There has been a lot of talk recently about allowing - or even encouraging - elementary school teachers to bring guns to the classroom.  As with any charged issues, there are two sides to the argument and both have their merits.  Here are a few of the salient points
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3 Tips for Good Winter Health

by Ronald A. Rowe January 21st, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Seasonal
A couple weeks back we touched on the subject of helping your elementary child avoid colds and flu this winter.  As incidents of cold and flu have only escalated since then I think we’d do well to take a more in depth look at some of the things that
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3 Things to Know About Elementary Aged Children

by Lori Sciame January 14th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary
Some parents worry too much.  They obsess over every detail of their child's life, all the while wondering if they are doing right by their son or daughter.  In a way, it's a good thing to worry. For instance, parents should worry - at least a little bit - when a
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3 Winter Perils to Avoid

by Ronald A. Rowe January 7th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
The turn of the New Year brings with it the coldest weather of the year.  January’s wintery bluster brings a whole new set of challenges for parents of elementary children.  Depending on your local climate, these winter dangers can range from mild inconveniences to potentially severe health and safety
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