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

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

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

A Day at The Franklin Institute of Technology Science Museum

We have always been fascinated with technology and science. The combination of both for today’s success is an extraordinary feet in and of itself. I am still in awe with the history and discoveries. So a few Summers ago we set out with our geek caps on and our thirst for more knowledge, then we headed to Philadelphia for an amazing fun-filled day at the Franklin … Continue reading A Day at The Franklin Institute of Technology Science Museum

Flight Simulator Helped My Teen Fly A Real Plane

For my son’s birthday a few years ago, my husband and I opted to give him Private Pilot Lessons for the day. He was so excited! My husband went up in the aircraft with him since he’s the military flier, but he sat in the back while the Pilot and my son sat in the front. My son actually did an amazing job, and of … Continue reading Flight Simulator Helped My Teen Fly A Real Plane