Tag Archives: kids

Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Child’s Brain Active This Summer

Unbelievably, even though we thought it would never get here- summer has arrived! Well, maybe not on the calendar yet, but for most people summer unofficially starts on Memorial Day Weekend and/or

The Spelling Bee Buzz

I’ve been thinking about spelling bees a lot lately, mainly because the Bozeman Schools Foundation, where I now work part time, will be hosting its annual Adult Team Spelling Bee next month.

Let Them Play!

Did you know that in 1959 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child? And did you also know that one of the rights

Why Play Time is So Important for Your Child

Here’s a question for you. What’s a good way for your child to de-stress, improve his health, build confidence and make friends? Give up? The answer is simple. He just needs to

Make it a Goal to Get Your Kids out in Nature

Is your kid morphing into a couch potato? And do you find yourself perplexed at how to encourage her to be more active? You notice that sometimes she seems tired and sluggish

Ideas to Keep Your Child’s Brain Strong and Active this Summer

We all experience it from time to time. The letdown after a big push. This letdown can hit when we least expect it or come as a predictable “what’s next?” A letdown

The Nitty Gritty on the Importance of Good Schools

The other day I came across a quote by Victor Hugo. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison”.  Wow! How powerful is that? I started thinking about the quote and

Study Time!

For many students the nightly homework scene is the bane of their existence. Other children seem to negotiate their way through it just fine. No matter how a child deals with it,

Snow Day Activities that can Save the Day

Oh, no! Not again. Another winter storm is marching across the country and we all know that means there’s a strong possibility of more snow days. Sometimes, at the beginning of the

New Year’s Resolutions – A Family Affair

Well, here we are, poised to turn another calendar page and launch ourselves into a new year.  I don’t know about you, but it feels like I just performed this acrobatic feat