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Why playing "school" is good for kids

Looking for a fun way to boost your child's learning? Play school!

Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades K-1

Looking for ways to keep your little one happily engaged in learning activities while school's out? Look no further: these funtivities help build reading, writing, and math skills.

Top summer learning activities for young elementary schoolers

Keep your first-, second-, or third-grader sharp this summer with fun brain boosters.

Nonfiction for fun and learning, too

Children can learn and have fun at the same time when reading non fiction books. Teach your child nonfiction reading strategies so he can build his reading skills and become a better reader.

Get Moving

How You Can Help at Home: Skipping is more than child's play. It's crucial for development. Here's how parents can help.

Play ball

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

Dated decoration: Create a custom-made calendar

Help your first-grader discover the meaning (and math) of December.

A fragrant lesson

Help first- and second-graders celebrate the holidays (and learn about the spice wars!) with delicious-smelling decorations.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

How you can help at home: Try printmaking to make your own wrapping paper!

Power Reading Talk

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

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