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The Joy Of A Child

What is it about little kids that brings such joy? Maybe it is their innocence, the way they look at the world, or the fact that they are so eager to learn and excited about everything. As a teacher, I can bring out a plate of salt or a box of crayons and put a smile on their faces.Read More

For the Love of Journaling

I am always telling kids in my Early Education Enrichment classes to journal. I give them sentence starters, topic ideas, and pictures/visuals to help get them excited about writing but the truth is I love journaling and I believe the benefits of journaling go far beyond improving a person’s writing.Read More

It’s Not Happy People Who Are Thankful But Thankful People Who Are Happy

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because there are no gifts or high expectations of creating magical moments. It does not involve an oversized bunny, a man in a red suit, or a fairy that flies around the house. Thanksgiving is about family and remembering all the gifts God has given us. Thanksgiving is about slowing down the hectic pace of life and taking a moment to be thankful. Over the …Read More

Select the Right Small Business for You

by Cindy Venckus Current statistics suggest that small businesses play a major role in the U.S. economy. An article written in Forbes, by Jason Nazar states that small businesses have generated more than 65% of the new jobs created in the U.S. since 1996, and it appears the growth of small business will continue to progress in 2015. According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of businesses without …Read More

Is Reading at Risk?

Like most working moms, my time for leisure reading is limited and most of the reading I do is on the computer. I enjoy researching as well as reading articles and books, but when my children see me on the computer they think I am either working, which I probably do too much, or engaging with people on social media because that is how they identify with technology. When I …Read More

10 Tips for Reluctant Readers

Are you looking for ways to get your reluctant reader to start turning the pages? Begin by determining what your child is passionate about and use it to gauge their interest in reading. Do they like soccer, Legos, hairstyles, or animals? There are plenty of books and activities in every area of interest. Get a Subscription – Kids love to get mail. Sign your child up for a magazine or …Read More

How to Pick an Appropriate Level Book for Beginning Readers

Young children need help selecting books that are appropriate for their individual reading level. As parents and educators we want to instill a love of reading in our children. Helping them find books that are at an “appropriate level” and a “good fit” for the child is a great place to start. How can parents and educators help children find books that are not “too hard” and not “too easy” …Read More

Homework Station Essentials!

Set up a homework station with no distractions and stock it with essential supplies that will make completing homework easier. Phone basket – turn them off 3 bins for school papers: recycle, keep, notes for mom Pencils Eraser Pencil sharpener Scissors Markers Crayons Ruler Stapler Hole punch Tape Construction or card stock paper Notebook paper Glue sticks

Routine to the Rescue!

The start of the school year always feels like a new beginning. It is a great time to establish new healthier habits and routines. What aspects of your family’s life could use improvement? Are mornings hectic and crazy? Have you lost control of the screen or phone time? Is meal time mayhem? Before School Routines Get the kids into the habit of setting their own alarm clock and making their …Read More

Get ready! Get set! Get Back to School!

Switching from the laid-back days of summer to the busy routines of the school year can be a stressful transition for both parents and children, but with a little planning and a positive attitude, it can be a lot easier. Here are a few suggestions to help ease your family into a new school year schedule.  Establish Daily Routines – Enlist the help of the entire family when creating daily routines …Read More