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  • Make No Mistake—Play Is Crucial, Experts Say

    NAPSI While most kids score an “A” in play, many parents need to understand just how crucial play is for their children’s development. That’s the consensus experts share in “The American State of Play” report published by The Genius of Play™, a national movement to raise awareness of play’s...
  • How to Occupy Your Kids Over Summer

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau It’s officially summer! That means the kids are home from school for a few long months. The first week or so might have been all fun and games, but now they’re starting to get bored, and they think it’s your job to...
  • Questions Parents Aren’t Asking When Seeking Child-Care Providers

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service Choosing the right childcare provider can be a daunting task for parents. Questions left unasked while picking the right facility can rear their heads down the road in unwanted ways. That’s why Susan Robertson, lead quality child-care consultant for IdahoSTARS in Idaho Falls, has...
  • ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM DOUBLES IN SIZE

    Now in its second year, mentor-based preparation program combats hiring challenges  EAST SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – While most schools across California are struggling to find enough teachers, an Alpha Public Schools initiative to get more highly effective educators leading San José classrooms, Project 408, more than doubled in size....
  • Report Recommends Greater Input for Foster Parents

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif – California’s foster-care system looks after 60,000 children a year, and a new study points out ways to make improvements, by giving foster parents more of a voice. Researchers at The Annie E. Casey Foundation suggest that state agencies make their treatment...
  • National Adoption Month

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new study finds that adopted children of same-sex couples experience no differences from peers being raised by households with a male and a female. Rachel Farr, a developmental psychologist and psychology professor at the University of Kentucky, studied nearly 100...
  • From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

    Family Features Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there. After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the...
  • Parent Snack Hacks to Fight After-School Hunger

    BPT School days are long, and if your child participates in after-school activities, they’re even longer. Busy kids need plenty of fuel to keep their bodies and minds going. “Considering most kids get just 20 minutes to eat lunch, and some as early as 10:30 in the morning, after-school...
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    How To Help Your Kids In School

    NAPS Whether your child is just entering elementary school or looking at senior year of college, the right equipment can help make things go more smoothly. You may care to contemplate this checklist of important stuff to have to at every level: Elementary School Students • Backpacks, whether a...

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