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How to look at art with your child

An art historian talks about how to get the most out of museums.

Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades 4-6

Keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out with these fun reading, math, science, and art activities.

Top summer learning activities for elementary schoolers

Keep your fourth, fifth, or sixth grader sharp all summer with these fun brain boosters.

Scene-stealer: Craft a holiday story diorama

Fourth- and fifth-graders bring favorite seasonal stories to life with a miniature set.

Power Reading Talk

How you can help at home: Ask your child lots of questions to build his understanding of what he is reading.

Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

Family fitness

How you can help at home: Families can help reinforce healthy lifestyles with these easy activities.

Home Rules

How you can help at home: Have your child come up with household rules and learn about the importance of rules.

Preserving knowledge

Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders explore the science of canning by making marmalade.

Word up

A bestselling author offers five techniques to blast through resistance and teach kids to write.

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