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No More Dodge Ball: What's New In PE?

Elementary school physical education used to be made up of dodge ball and annual fitness tests. At a number of schools today, it's being reinvented.

Speed spelling

How you can help at home: Try this fun word-building activity that the whole family can play.

Macaroni word play

Make words out of macaroni to help your beginning reader practice language skills.

Smart money: 7 ways to raise a financially literate child

With schools focused on core subjects, there isn't a lot of room for teaching financial literacy. If you want your child to be smart about money, it's up to you.

Follow the lines

How you can help at home: In this activity your child explores different kinds of lines.

Let music be their muse

How you can help at home: Your first-grader listens to music and then draws a picture that illustrates how the music makes her feel.

Poor Reading Skills Drive New Federal Initiatives

New federal initiatives aim to improve early reading instruction in schools across the country.

Play ball

How you can help at home: Practicing catching, bouncing, and kicking skills helps to build coordination and readiness for future sports teams.

Mixing Colors

In this activity your child mixes the primary colors to make secondary colors.

The Scents of Smell

How you can help at home: Have your child explore science by testing her sense of smell.

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