28 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 20 Comments

Healthy Time Management Tips for the School Year

I’ve heard many people say they look forward to school starting so the family can get back into their routine. Does it ever feel like you are more organized and schedules go more smoothly in the beginning of the year? I often think that is because the summer gives us time to “reset.” Don’t you …

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18 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 33 Comments

Preparing Your Children For a Successful School Year

Summer is the time when parents and children eagerly await the beginning of a new school year. Parents want their children to be safe, happy, and successful. Children want to enjoy their friends and learning experiences. However, many parents have discovered that children’s success in school does not happen without intentional preparation, especially in the areas …

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10 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 397 Comments

Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

With summer comes a lot of excitement including warm weather, outdoor activities, and family vacations. But for parents, it can also come with worry over summer learning loss for your child. These concerns are not unfounded as studies show that on average students lose two months of reading skills and over two months of math …

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4 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 182 Comments

Why do we celebrate July 4th?

Using Books to Help Children Understand This Important National Holiday The Fourth of July is an exciting time of year. The celebration brings with it warm weather, parades, barbecues, and fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to share with your child about why we celebrate every July. …

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