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Is cursive making a comeback after disappearing from curriculums?

Education: Educators weigh the pros and cons of teaching cursive handwriting, and the debate has revealed some fascinating research about how kids learn. Read more…

Spelling success: Smart strategies to make spelling fun

Education: Multisensory techniques that use sight, hearing, touch, and movement lead to more efficient and effective learning. Read more…

Parents should be vigilant about their children’s smartphone use

Sleep: Experts say smartphone abuse can have a negative impact on school performance. Read more…

Homework help: Prompts to help kids master their learning-management skills

Homework: When it comes to helping kids with homework, asking the right questions is more important than knowing all the answers. Read more…

Considering after-school programs? Choose wisely

Child Development: From sports to academic tutoring, there’s a wide range of extracurricular options for school-age children. Read more…

End of summer and beginning of the new school year

Letter from the Publisher: Wishing families all the best as the kids head back to the classroom. Read more…

Operation Backpack outfits kids with supplies and confidence

Education: In time for new academic year, the Volunteers of America-Greater New York is collecting 20,000 backpacks filled with school supplies which they will distribute to children in grades pre-K through 12 who are living in homeless shelters. Read more…

Accessing special education for preschool-aged children

Schooling: What you need to know about Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and special education for young children. Read more…

Multilingual children: The multiple benefits of teaching your child multiple languages

Education: Children who learn more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving skills, self-expression, and reading and writing. Read more…

Double duty: Bilingual children’s books entertain and teach valuable skills

Education: For bilingual children, language skills are stronger, and early reading skills tend to come more easily. Read more…

Making sense of IEPs: Book seeks to help families understand special education and how it can help

Education: For any student in special eduation or who needs extra help in a subject, “The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)” is an empowering resource. Read more…

What you need to know if your child is being considered for special education

Schooling: Useful questions to ask if school staff recommend that your child get evaluated for special education. Read more…

‘Navigating the Labyrinth of the Non-Mainstream Child’: Book offers insight and advice to parents raising special children

Therapies: Author Susan Hendrie-Marais helps parents who often feel isolated while caring for their special needs children. Read more…

Too old for summer camp? How to get your teen involved in a service project

Teens: Instead of sending your older teen to summer camp, a service project can give her summer structure and engage the mind in an educational experience. Read more…

Bronx students give back: Kids helping Flint’s water crisis and their local community

Tweens: Young philanthropists from the Walter Damrosch School are benefiting from hand-on learning opportunities and coming to the aid of others at the same time. Read more…

Heroic duo: Two new books are filled with inspiring profiles

The Book Worm: Give your 8- to 14-year-old “The Book of Heroes” by Crispin Boyer and “The Book of Heroines” by Stephanie Warren Drimmer for pages full of inspirational people he or she can look up to. Read more…
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