Category Archives: Education

Little girl pouting at playground

How to Ensure Your Toddler Understands No Means No

Dear Bob: No Means No   My toddler seems to have a hard time expressing himself with words. What can I do to help him? Actually there’s a lot you can do to help increase your toddler’s wordage. Here are some tips:   How To Talk & Listen To Your Child Most parenting articles stress […]

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Easy At-Home Math & Science Games

6 GAMES TO REINFORCE MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLS Lazy days at home give kids plenty of chances to unwind, but time out of school can cause kids to forget academics, and losses are greatest for kids who are already struggling. The good news? Fun, at-home math projects using inexpensive supplies can prevent learning loss, and […]

Balancing Act

HOW A LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR IS BALANCING WORK & AT-HOME SCHOOLING Virginia children’s book author Marc Boston moved to Charlottesville from Kansas City, in part, to immerse himself in this city’s strong writing community. A stay-at-home dad and lifelong book lover, Boston enjoyed bedtime stories as much as his three young daughters. But when they […]

Educators & Heroes

HOW CHARLOTTESVILLE TEACHERS ARE GOING ABOVE & BEYOND ​​If we could have a regular Halloween this year, I would want to see lines of kids marching up to my door dressed as teachers, grocery store clerks, doctors and nurses, because these are the superheroes of right now. When the pandemic first struck, we thought we’d […]