Education: Middle School

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Fall Art Series at The Carnegie

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Voted the “Best Art Class,” by our readers, The Carnegie’s ArtShop Artist Series’ workshops are a perfect fall-themed activity for all ages.  Preschoolers love the Preschool Art Class where they enjoy their favorite autumn-themed children’s books as they act out characters, dance, make up songs and create works of art taught by artists Jackie Smith… Read more »

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ETY Earphones: Easy on the Ears

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As caregivers, we have concerns on how damaging some headphones can be to our children’s tiny ear drums. Is it too loud? Can it affect their hearing later on? Safe Kids Safe-Listening Earphones by Etymotic Research created a solution to ease our minds by creating an earphone that seals the ear canal, blocking out external… Read more »

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Choosing the Right After-School Program

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Scouts, drama, chess, choir, art club, martial arts, cheerleading, gymnastics, marching band, dance, engineering club, swim team, video gaming club — phew! That’s a lot of stuff! And those are just a few of the activities kids can get involved in! Getting your child involved in after-school activities is important for his social and emotional… Read more »

IT’S SEP-STEM-BER!

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With school back in session, your children are busy learning something new every day. You can keep the learning going and help cultivate your child’s curiosity by exploring hands-on, educational STEM programs.   STEM based learning focuses on Science-Technology-Engineering- and Math; it opens up your child’s mind to explore what is, and what could be…. Read more »

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?

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The school year started out great, but now your child is struggling. What happened? He doesn’t quite understand the new concept, he’s definitely down in the dumps, avoiding his homework … you’re at a loss.    When teachers start getting into their curriculum, things move fast. If a child gets behind, it can be difficult… Read more »

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After School Solutions

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 When school lets out, nearly 14 million middle and high school students are on their own, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association. With several unsupervised hours at a tween’s or teen’s disposal, it’s easy to see why juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs or alcohol is at its highest between 3 and 6… Read more »

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Secrets of Top Students

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The contribution of parents is crucial to a top performing kid: set high standards and hold your kids to them. Encourage, but let them do their own work. Impress upon them the responsibility … and watch them deliver.

Enrichment is Everything!

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From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »

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