Summer camp seems the perfect summertime solution for elementary-age kids so they don’t sit around the house bored and so they can make friends and learn new things while having fun. As our children grow out of their “little kid years,” we sometimes forget they ...read more
Benefits of Tutoring for a Child Parents seek the help of a tutor for many reasons. Some parents may choose to have their kids work with a tutor if they are struggling with a subject or particular concept but tutoring isn’t just for kids who are struggling in ...read more
A lot of attention is being paid to the massive learning loss that K-12 students suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason: according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 9-year-olds’ reading scores fell by the largest margin in ...read more
One of the biggest struggles of any busy parent, especially those parenting multiple children, is finding time to spend quality one-on-one time with each child. This can become even more overwhelming when you feel like you have very little free time. As a mom of ...read more
6 Tips to Prepare First-time Overnight Campers Whether your family has a long tradition of summer camp or this is the first camper from your clan, once you’ve made the decision to send your child to camp, the real work begins. Directors in our membership have ...read more
13 Great Skating Venues Around the Bay ICE SKATING WILL BE MEMORABLE for the kids or a great way to revisit your own childhood. You can even romance you know who with a spin on a Bay Area ice skating rink. Skating rinks options include scenic views and range in ...read more
SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS
Most Common Injuries Seen in the ER and How to Prevent Them
Children are curious and sometimes that curiosity can lead to injury. There are many different reasons to visit the emergency room with your child but injury is at the top of the list. Given that avoiding the emergency room at all costs is
Commonsense Approach to Kids and Cellphones
Cellphones are now an integral part of our lives and the lives of the children we love and nurture. The introduction of any new technology or cultural trend is almost always accompanied by fear and warnings that life as we knew it is about to change,
How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying
When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a
Countdown to College Checklist
A Timeline That Will Take You Places Preparing for college can be overwhelming for high school students and their ...
Countdown to College – Tips to Help Students Find Their Fit
Every year there are tasks that high school students should be checking off their to-do list. How do parents help their high school students navigate all the details and decisions they must make during their countdown to college?
National Indian Pudding Day
National Indian Pudding Day National Indian Pudding Day is observed each year on November 13. This day honors a ...
Top 5 Early Childhood Family Music Class in Alameda County in 2020
Here are the 2020 Top 5 Early Childhood Family Music Class as voted for by parents in Alameda County:
How to Start the Search and What to Expect When Applying to Private Schools
Your first step is to research and visit schools, ideally starting the search at least a year before you plan to ...