Music and your child's mind
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
How important is play in preschool?
As preschools strengthen their academic focus, play maintains a vital role.
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
How to raise a source-savvy kid in the age of fake news and internet hoaxes
Although they were raised on technology, most kids can't tell truth from falsehood online. Here's how to teach your child to find reliable sources — and never fall for fake news or hoaxes again.
Getting ready for kindergarten!
Going to kindergarten is an important milestone. Here's how to help your child be ready.
5 things to do when your child wails "But I don't want to go to school!"
Just in time for back-to-school, experts offer their best advice for handling those inevitable mornings.
The best pre-homework snacks
It's 3 o'clock: is your child hungry, tired, and irritable? The right afterschool snacks can get them through homework time with energy and focus.
GreatSchools’ weekly grade-based newsletters empower parents to support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning. One reader shares the role the newsletters have played in her life.
How longer recess fuels stronger child development
With a longer recess, schools can help children develop stronger social skills, self-regulation, and physical regulation.
One key 1st grade math skill
We've heard math is different under Common Core, but how? One teacher explains how she's teaching kids about numbers differently now — in a way we can all understand.
One key 2nd grade reading skill
Does your child tell (and retell) stories from favorite books? Good news! That's a key reading skill, according to this second grade teacher.
One key 6th grade reading skill
Surprise! This teacher’s description of the new expectations for student reading is nothing like the sixth grade most parents remember.
One key 5th grade reading skill
Want to make sure your fifth grader is ready for sixth grade? This teacher’s simple suggestion may surprise you.
One key 3rd grade writing skill
Do you know what to look for in your third grader's writing? This teacher describes exactly what you should see — and in what order.