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The History of Food

How you can help at home: Research the origins of food with your child and build their social studies skills.

Develop a mental image

How you can help at home: Have your child make a mental image of a passage that has been read aloud.

A bug's life

Ant detectives get a close-up look at life on the hill.

Five Easy Ways to Exercise Your Child's Creativity

In our busy family lives, it's easy to forget that children need time to do what comes naturally: let their imaginations run wild.

Crayon-Resist Still Life

How you can help at home: In this art activity your child creates a still life with crayons and watercolors.

Accordion book fun

How you can help at home: Make a homemade book with your child and build his reading and writing skills.

Reading wizards

What's better than reading Harry Potter? Visiting the magical world of Hogwarts with a group of friends.

Line Drawing

How you can help at home: In this activity your child learns about different types of lines and makes a line drawing.

Rethinking report cards

Linking report cards to state standards is the newest report card trend. Here's why schools are doing it and what you can expect if your school makes the change.

Make Social Studies Come Alive

Check out these tips to help your child learn to love social studies.