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Going Places

Jul 02, 2013
By: Malina Saval
A typical drop-off scenario at my five-year-old son Boaz's pre-school goes something like this: We arrive fifteen minutes late and Bo refuses to get out of the car. He's screaming that he wants to go home and watch "Ben 10 Alien Force" YouTube videos. I have to prop Ayla, Bo's three-year-old sister...
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My Kid, the Jewish Day School Reject

Jun 24, 2013
By: Malina Saval
Thin envelopes in the mail never fail to remind me of senior year in high school, when flimsy rejection letters from colleges floated softly into my mail box like dead leaves off an oak tree in winter. Good news arrived in thick manila envelopes stuffed with enrollment information like tuition and...
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Child’s job: Learning through play

Apr 23, 2015
By: Melissa Stevens
Today’s children live in a different world that their parents grew up in. With the expansion of the media, TV, the internet, technology advancement manifested in smart phones, tablets with touch screens and many other cool features, the children of today will learn differently than older...
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The Crayon Collection

Mar 31, 2015
By: Kids In The House
brightcove.createExperiences(); The Crayon Collection was born to bridge a gap that was all too familiar in the United States. Each day news sources were announcing deeper budget cuts in public education resulting in fewer art programs and less supplies. This led to underpaid teachers forced to...
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HOMESCHOOLING HANGOUT: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning

Mar 04, 2015
By: Kids In The House
There is a growing trend in the United States of parents homeschooling their children. It offers students more flexibility in curriculum to study according to their learning style. Kids In The House is hosting a Google Hangout with homeschooling experts and parents to help you decide whether or not...
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ADMISSIONS 101: How To Get Into Private School

Feb 19, 2015
By: Kids In The House
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, five million students are attending private school in the United States this year. Deciding to send your child to private school is an important decision to make as a family. Generally, private schools are more academically rigorous and can...
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How To Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Aug 04, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Sending your child off to Kindergarten is an exciting day for a parent. You want to be sure that your child is prepared to spend the day at school and that they are well adjusted and in the know about what they will encounter during their school day. According to Daniel Asres, preschool teacher,...
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How Parents Can be Involved in Elementary School Education

Jun 26, 2014
By: Kids in the House
School can often become that clandestine building where kids are dropped off and picked up routinely. Not much thought is put into what happens while they are there. Stay-at-home moms are notorious for visiting the school during the day, either to volunteer or watch school programs, or even to have...
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Homework Help for Children

Jun 26, 2014
By: Kids in the House
The nightly struggle with homework is one that takes place in many homes across America. Homework time can be stressful for both child and parents, and it often results in a meltdown or a blowup that can usually be avoided. So what can you do to make this nightly routine a positive experience? The...
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Why I am Raising a Trilingual Child

May 30, 2013
Sofia, my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, can carry out long, detailed conversations in Italian, Spanish and English. She’ll say to me: “Mi manca tanto la mia nonna perche’ vive in Italia e io la voglio andare a trovare” (“I miss my grandma a lot because she lives in Italy and I want to go...
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