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Tutoring Services in Minneapolis-St. Paul


by Megan Torrini


The school year is more than half over and the struggles your child has been facing these past few months have not gone away. Now is a great time to evaluate how your child is performing in school, and to hire a tutor if need be. If your child is having a little difficulty or just needs a bit of enrichment, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has plenty ... Continue reading Tutoring Services in Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Homeschooling--Finding Your Way


by Katriena Knights


As homeschooling has become more and more popular, resources have become readily available. From online sites dedicated to getting you started and helping you fill out your curriculum to brick and mortar stores specializing in homeschool course books and other supplies, homeschooling information and resources have gone mainstream.< ... Continue reading Homeschooling--Finding Your Way

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Dictionary Project Gives Students the Gift of Words

Through a national initiative, service organizations are helping third-grade students learn with their own personal dictionaries.


(NAPSI)-Communities with active service groups across the country are in a unique position to provide children like Stephen with a vital learning tool that's easy to use and builds confidence and curiosity while develo ... Continue reading Dictionary Project Gives Students the Gift of Words

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How To Survive Middle School Math

(NAPSI)-In her groundbreaking book, actress and math genius Danica McKellar sets a few things straight: Acne sucks. Mean people suck. But math is actually a good thing, and she proves it in her book, "Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail" (Plume).


Dubbed a "math superstar" by the New York Times, McKell ... Continue reading How To Survive Middle School Math

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School-Age Readers

From kindergarten through third grade, your child's ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, you can continue to play a role in your child's reading life.


A child first learning to read gets more information from listening to books than from reading them independently. This is especially true of vocabulary - your child will ... Continue reading School-Age Readers

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Home for the Summer: Ten Happy, Healthy Ideas for Kids


That last school bell has rung and the kids are back home, enjoying all the pleasures that summer vacation offers. But there's got to be more to life than sleeping until noon and sipping lemonade by the pool. Here are some more ideas to make sure your kids stay happy and healthy this summer.



1. Block the sun. Sunlight is great; but too much exposure ... Continue reading Home for the Summer: Ten Happy, Healthy Ideas for Kids

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Early Literacy Materials Available for Free Download


Washington Learning Systems has just posted a new set of free parent-child early literacy materials, titled "On the Go". These materials include 14 activities designed to be used outside the home: in the car, while walking, during bus rides, etc. The activities encourage early language and literacy development from birth through preschool. They are appropriate for children ... Continue reading Early Literacy Materials Available for Free Download

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Spanish Infant-Toddler Language and Early Literacy Activities


Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D, and Judy Challoner, M.S./
Illustrations: Don Syverson/


These free materials include twenty home and community activities for adults and children birth to three that encourage early language and literacy development. They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typicall ... Continue reading Spanish Infant-Toddler Language and Early Literacy Activities

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Helping Your Teen Decide What to do After High School



Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you'll have as a parent. Although it can be difficult to imagine your baby as an adult, with the right approach, helping your teen make the transition into adulthood can also be rewarding.


Going to college, getting a job, or taking time off are the common choices your t ... Continue reading Helping Your Teen Decide What to do After High School

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Shopping for Preschools


By Jacqueline Mroz


When Amy Paterson and her husband started looking for preschools for their son, Jonah, they found the process pretty overwhelming. "I grew up here, but I was at a loss for where to start," says Paterson, 35, who lives with her family in Portland, Ore. "Eventually I starting asking my friends and family, and we found a great school for our son. ... Continue reading Shopping for Preschools

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One, Two, Tree: Yoga in the Classroom


By Bridgett Erickson


What do educators do when standardized test scores are down, kids are less fit and school budgets are tight? Minneapolis Public Schools will pilot a program at Jefferson Elementary School to see if yoga is part of the answer.


"We have best practices when it comes to teaching, but we're looking for different ways to have kids ... Continue reading One, Two, Tree: Yoga in the Classroom

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Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool


There are plenty of benefits of preschool - it can be a great place for kids to interact with peers and to learn valuable life lessons such as how to share, take turns, and follow rules. Preschool can also prepare kids for kindergarten and beyond.


But going to preschool does come with its fair share of emotions, for both the parent and the child. For a kid, enter ... Continue reading Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

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Involved Parenting of Your High School Student


By Ursula Richards Scheele, M.Ed.


Now that your teenager can drive, maybe has a job, is involved various extra-curricular activities, and is on her way to graduation and adulthood, you may be thinking to yourself, "So far, so good." Also, you may be asking yourself if this is the time when your role as a parent is diminished. Absolutely not. The job of parentin ... Continue reading Involved Parenting of Your High School Student

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Extra Curricular Overload


By Amanda Formaro


School is about to open and with it comes the barrage of extra curricular activities. Talent shows. Science projects. Homework. Dance class. Basketball practice. Violin recitals. Book reports. When is enough too much?


A friend of mine once told me of her 15 year old daughter who had insisted on participating in almost every extra ... Continue reading Extra Curricular Overload

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Homework Helpers--As Close as Your Computer


By Shannon Maughan


School days, school days. If they're not already here for you, they're just around the corner. In this new millennium, going back to school involves more than new notebooks, pencils and lunchboxes. As children, their parents and teachers become more familiar with the Internet, it becomes a useful--sometimes invaluable--tool for doing research a ... Continue reading Homework Helpers--As Close as Your Computer

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