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Play ball

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

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.

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.

Passion for fashion: Create homemade lapel pins

Your second- or third-grader can discover wearable art with this chic activity.

Home Rules

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

Word up

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

Preserving knowledge

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

Hot board and card games for the holidays

Check out this crop of games that help with critical thinking, strategy, and, of course, a heavy dose of fun to go along with all that learning.

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