Education

The education your child receives will set the groundwork for future successes. No matter his age -- from kindergarten to high school -- we have all the advice and information you need on reaching potential in reading, writing, math, and more.

Dad's Hilarious Tardy Note for Daughter Goes Viral

A dad sent a so-true-it's-funny tardy note to his daughter's teacher, explaining why she was late to school.

Science Fun: 6 Everyday Science Experiments

Kids are born researchers. (Yours have probably asked "why" 14 times already today!) Entertain them and illustrate basic scientific concepts with five easy experiments -- no Ph.D. required.

Thrive in 2025: Holding Kids Back for Success

More and more parents are waiting an extra year to enroll their child in kindergarten. Is a late start a smarter start?

6 Signs Your Child Needs a Tutor

When is it time to look for outside help? Watch out for these factors, which will determine whether your kid needs a tutor.

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.

Want Your Kids To Eat More Lunch? Pack LESS!

It sounds counter-intuitive, but packing LESS food in lunch boxes may encourage your kids to eat MORE! Here's why.

Age-by-Age Guide to Reading to Your Baby

Get your child to fall in love with reading at an early age.

7 Ways to Improve Childhood Education Outside the Classroom

School is very important, but it's not the only setting where your children can learn. Read our seven suggestions for firing up your children's minds to learn beyond the school walls.

Essential Back-to-School Supplies for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade

Even if you're not ready for your child's first day of school, you can ensure that she'll be ready with all the supplies she'll need to play, learn, and enjoy in class.

Back to School: When Kids Argue With Other Kids

Does your kid always need to be right? Focus on these steps to help your kids argue less.

3 Things Parents Can Do to Help Kids Manage Homework

Some kids find it difficult to stay on top of homework after a long school day. Here are 3 things parents can do to make the process less stressful.

9 Things Parents Who Homeschool Want You to Know

Think homeschooling is for slacker families or those living off the grid? These moms and dads in the trenches set the record straight.

The School Social Scene

When kids go back to school, they may find a bunch of surprising situations with friends, classmates, and cliques.

Your Kid Will Learn in Kindergarten

The early school years are full of excitement and growth -- and new academic expectations. Find out what skills you can expect your child to master in kindergarten, and how to help your child develop them outside the classroom.

Kids Predict Their Future Careers - and It's Hilarious!

Some adults still don't know what they want to be when they grow up but these kids sure have it figured out!

The Best Children's Books of 2014

Children's librarians and families selected their fave titles from the thousands published this year. Put these on your gift list!

Homeschooling 101: What Is Homeschooling?

More parents are now choosing to homeschool instead of sending their children to public or private schools. Learn more about the homeschooling movement and what's involved when parents educate their kids at home.

Why I Hate Kindergarten Redshirting

I can choose whether to send my daughter to kindergarten or hold her back a year. But I wish I didn't have to.

Printable Math and Measurements Worksheets

Once your child enters first and second grade, reinforce basic arithmetic, counting, and measurement skills.

Best Practices for Homework

Help your child tackle homework most effectively. Here are some best practices to follow.

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