5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

The beginning of the school year doesn’t have to be a carousel of stress. It isn’t just about getting backpacks and school supplies ready. It’s also a time when parents check to make sure their children are ready for success in their next classroom. According to a national survey of K-8 parents conducted by the parent organization Learning Heroes, parents are uneasy when it comes … Continue reading 5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

How savvy Wi-Fi use saves data and dollars

Access to cellular data has become the lifeblood of communications in the 21st century. We stay connected to keep up with news, weather and sports, listen to music, check email, watch movies and videos or grab new apps that let us do even more. With today’s technology, a few clicks on your smartphone screen can bring the whole world into the palm of your hand. … Continue reading How savvy Wi-Fi use saves data and dollars

6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Summer camp season has arrived. Are you and your children in agreement on what you want from their summer camp this year? Chances are, you’re hoping for a camp that will keep your kids occupied, active and learning and creating throughout the summer. And your kids … your kids probably just want to have fun! “The good news is summer fun and learning don’t have … Continue reading 6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Digital Fashions Gone Overboard

I used to laugh at watching the Fashion Shows with the runway models who strut their sexy long legs down the catwalk in tin foil and rubber band made lingerie. I would watch it more for the entertainment because obviously nobody, minus the attention grabbing celebrities, would wear something so hideous out in public, at least not us “normal” people. But then when they started … Continue reading Digital Fashions Gone Overboard

Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education

The education children receive today will help them throughout their lives. School is the fundamental component of the learning process, but education doesn’t stop when kids arrive back home at the end of the day. “Education and family go hand in hand,” says Ellen Marks, curriculum director of Bricks 4 Kidz, an award-winning summer camp and after-school program. “Parents who take an active role by … Continue reading Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education