If you’re aiming high in the school search, especially for highly selective private schools, you might consider submitting a “First-Choice” or “Top-Choice” letter. What exactly is a first-choice letter? For younger students, it’s a letter written by the parents; ...read more
Open House events are one of the best opportunities to experience many aspects of a school. At the event you will get the feel of the staff, students and administrators. You will have the opportunity to walk the halls, experience the classrooms and unique ...read more
You and your family have decided to apply to one or more private schools for the next school year. Hopefully, you have given yourself and your child plenty of time to prepare for the steps and items required for the process. The steps and requirements in this ...read more
Festivity, fun and inspiration are everywhere this holiday season in the beautiful Bay Area! Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly activity or wanting to start a new tradition, there’s a holiday event that’s just right for you — and many of them are free of ...read more
Holiday Train Experiences IT’S HARD TO RESIST THE ROMANTIC NOTION OF RIDING THE RAILS IN A CAR PULLED BY AN OLD-FASHIONED STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ALL LIT UP IN HOLIDAY LIGHTS. It’s something that cap¬tivates most kids—and many adults too. Fortunately for ...read more
Parent Approved Experiential Gifts for Bay Area Families Each holiday season parents struggle with the junk, that is, toy junk! After the holidays are over there is a struggle on where to put all of the Mr. Potato Heads, Hot Wheels, Barbie Dream Campers and Baby ...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
There’s nothing worse than browsing the aisles for hours on end or scrolling throw endless online gift guides, looking for that perfect gift for the person who seemingly already has it all. But along comes a savior in a cardboard cape, and you’re filling out the ...read more
The Benefits of a Montessori Education for Future Educational Development
Maria Montessori developed Montessori education as a child-centered educational approach in the early 20th ...
Starting Early: Supporting Language and Literacy Skills for Babies & Toddlers
A lot of attention is being paid to the massive learning loss that K-12 students suffered during the COVID-19 ...
Top 5 Nanny Services in the East Bay
Here are the 2022 Top 5 Nanny Services as voted for by parents in the East Bay: A Nanny ConnectionBay Super ...
The Four Emotional Growth Stages of Teenage Girls
The Four Stages of Teenage Girls I am the lucky mother of not one but two beautiful teenage daughters. When they ...
Anxious Children – Tips on How to Support Them
Anxiety is a feeling of unease or nervousness that often goes along with an upcoming event or something with an ...
First Aid Tips to Teach Kids
Parents can take every precaution possible to keep their kids safe but accidents happen. It is never too early to ...
What Do You Envision for Your Child’s Camp Experience?
Selecting a camp for your child can be exciting. You know that camp is a wonderful way for your child to develop independence, new skills and new friends. But now you need to figure out which camp is the right choice.
Build a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children
Build a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children Beth Dinelli, M.Ed. As an an educator that ...