Elementary School

Elementary school years are important. Help your child make the most of this educational foundation. Learn what kind of activities can support classroom learning and behavioral expectations.

13 Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer (Straight from a Homeschooling Mom)

Learn the stealthy ways a homeschooling mom keeps her kids "accidentally" learning all summer long.

Could Playing With Siblings Make Kids Better at Math?

A new study finds that when children teach each other math concepts while playing, it helps them better understand their math lessons at school.

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.

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.

What Your Kid Will Learn in First Grade

See what educational milestones your child will master in first grade, and learn how to help him achieve them at home.

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.

Virtual Elementary School: Should You Enroll Your Kids?

For different personal reasons, many parents are leaning toward online classes for their kids. But is online education the best academic track for your child?

Help Your Kid Be a Better Speller

Or should we say, a better S-P-E-L-L-E-R?

How to Practice School Manners

With hundreds of rambunctious children crammed under one roof, it's no wonder that schools are the places where good manners are often forgotten. We asked etiquette experts to share tips for following modern manners in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and beyond.

Organizing Tips for a Smarter School Year

These fun finds and simple fix-ups will help you stream line morning routines, cutback on homework stress, and turn your house into a launchpad for outstanding achievements.

We Need More Physical Education in Schools

Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it's so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school. Support this issue in your community by sharing this video with your child's teachers, school board members and administrators.

3 Things to Raise a Successful Student

If anyone knows how to raise an academically successful student, it's a teacher. Watch as educational experts share 3 things that can help your kid be a star at school.

Classroom Confidential: Kids Advising Kids

Who's really in the know on what makes a successful school year? Kids! We asked them to share insider insights with their peers. And we've got A+ advice for parents on how to navigate the sticky subjects of education today.

What Your Kids Will Learn in Second Grade

Check our guide to the key learning milestones of second grade and see how you can help your child master them.

How to Raise a Kid Who Thinks Critically

With schools focusing more on critical thinking, it's time to nurture this crucial skill.

How Your Used Crayons Can Help Schools in Need

On Thursday, March 31, The Crayon Collection needs your help with a national crayon drive and bake sale.

These Kids Are Totally #Winning at Crazy Hair Day

You'll want to up your styling game after seeing these kids rocking their crazy hair day looks.

The School of Your Dreams

When three families were unhappy with options for their kids' education, they each started their own school. Learn what it takes.

Your Child's Behavior at Home vs School

Does your child act drastically different at school than he does at home? Here's how to get your teacher's pet to keep up his angelic behavior around you.

Back to School: Advice for Every Grade

You may be wondering what to expect of the new school year. Here's back-to-school advice for grades K to 5 from moms who've been there.

How to Identify Bullying

If your munchkin is having a rough time at school, it could be because of bullying. Here's how to identify the common problem.

Class Pets

Your kids will go wild for these adorable animal backpacks, lunch bags, and school supplies.