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In today’s fast-paced computer age, handwriting seems like a forgotten art. But the truth is that mastering handwriting sets children up for other learning successes. Handwriting builds confidence, teaches children to have an organized approach, and enhances their ability to communicate.
Here are 10 surefire steps to a successful school year...
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for?
When you're fit, you’re more productive. That’s true for children as well. Too-heavy backpacks and bad computer posture can cause physical imbalances which can, in turn, affect learning.
Do schools attempt to meet all student struggles from within and reject tutoring as superfluous? Or do they embrace the part these outside professionals play and welcome them into the process?
2 + 2 still equals 4, but why does my child’s multiplication look like rocket science?
When parents observe their children's learning styles, it makes it easier to help them learn. It's also a good exercise to find out how you learn — since this could complement or contrast with your child's style.
It’s never too early to develop good study habits. Rather than waiting until it’s too late, improve your study habits now!
In an effort to help city kids get their homework done on their own and correctly, the New York Public Library has created a site, www.homeworkNYC.org, which offers academic assistance to students in grades Kindergarten through 12.
Developing solid math skills is a necessity for all children. Students who take math early in their educational careers set a stronger foundation for success in school and throughout life.
Many parents enroll their children in afterschool programs, whether they work outside or inside the home.
For West Nyack mother of two Laurie Seeman, Earth Day doesn’t come around once a year; it’s an every day affair. As a self-described “environmental artist, scientist and educator”, Seeman uses art to teach children to appreciate their environment and to act as its “keepers”.
Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.
You may be reading this issue in 90-degree heat, or at the pool, and you’re thinking, “Back to school already?”
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy
The International School of Brooklyn (ISB), NYC’s only French/Spanish language-immersion school following the International Baccalaureate curriculum, is moving to a bigger space and adding first grade in September 2007.
The teacher is usually the one on the classroom who has to deal with the class clown. In Steve Solomon’s case, he was the teacher and the funny guy. And now he is capitalizing on his talents
Have you ever imagined the benefits to your child of having a classroom-credentialed childcare provider instead of a nanny or mother-in-law — but assumed the costs would be prohibitive?
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 16-year-old institution, has been ensconced on 5th Avenue in Park Slope since 1998. But it outgrew its location a few years ago.
The Young School of Design, the re-named and expanded Nykidsanimate, offers classes for ages 8-14 in comic bookmaking, special effects, filmmaking, and more.
According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed.
One man’s mission to help kids deal with bullying.
What does 7-year-old Gabriela Christina Gagliano from Kew Gardens have in common with the likes of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Perhaps more than you think.
Long considered the “bible” for parents in search of nursery schools, Victoria Goldman has just revised "The Manhattan Directory of Private Nursery Schools".
For many students, the thought of having to write a well-constructed essay causes a chronic case of the jitters.