Kindergarten Readiness, Part 2

The Huffington Post – Dr. Rebecca Palacios “In this post, I will share many of the early academic indicators of kindergarten readiness. The list is by no means comprehensive, but it will provide families with an understanding of what will be expected of...

5 skills that summer reading will teach your kids

The Des Moines Regiter – Mackenzie Ryan “Summer reading can be a time to foster a love of learning. But with a little forethought, it can also be a chance for parents or other adults to help students improve their reading skills. Michelle Hosp, director of...

Summer reading is a time to create family memories

The Des Moines Regiter – Mackenzie Ryan “Summer reading always brings up a few favorite memories of mine, including the time one of my brothers discovered the comic book collection at our local library. Did we strike gold that year! Between my two brothers...

How to help keep kids safe from predators

The Mercury News – Sharon Noguchi “Carefree summer? Not quite. For parents madly scheduling and financing summer pursuits to keep their kids busy — and safe, a potential peril looms large. The arrest of a suspected child predator at Walden West...