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Keeping Kids Safe at Play

by Tania Cowling April 22nd, 2015| Elementary, Safety
How many times do you hear the phrase “are we going out today” from your child? Now that the weather is pleasant, you’ll be able to answer yes more frequently. Whether your child plays at home or you visit a public playground, the most important issue is safety. And
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Earth Day Activities for Elementary Ages

by Ronald A. Rowe April 15th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
“Treat the Earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.  We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  21st Century American children would do well to learn and heed the wisdom

3 Benefits: When a Child Entertains Himself

by Lori Sciame April 8th, 2015| Elementary, Entertainment
I have a cousin who is continually exhausted. It's not because she works too many hours, or that she has an elderly parent to take care of, or even because she has a dozen children. She is worn out because she has not taught her only son how to
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Rewarding Bad Behavior

by Ronald A. Rowe April 1st, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
You would never deliberately reward bad behavior in your workplace.  If an employee were taking bribes or stealing company supplies, you most assuredly would not give them a pat on the back and a promotion for their out of the box thinking.  You wouldn’t reward the laziest employee by
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4 Hacks to Instill Love of Reading in Your Child

by Ronald A. Rowe March 18th, 2015| 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| 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| 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| 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| 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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