Preschool and Kindergarten

Redshirting: Is your child ready for kindergarten?

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It may seem premature to be weighing things like high school athletics and class rank before a child even enters kindergarten, but those are real factors for some parents who are considering “redshirting” their five-year-old. What is redshirting? Named for the sports-related concept of having athletes who are kept out

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Why “Free Play” Is Great For Your Kid’s Brain

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Lots of activities are good for your kid’s brain: music lessons, board games, learning a second language, puzzles, and personal brain training. But unstructured play has taken a back seat in our ever-busy, high-tech world. Remember hide-and-seek, dress-up, restaurant, bike rides, roller skating, building snowmen and making up dance routines?

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Red Flag Phrases for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Sometimes it’s hard for parents (and even teachers!) to determine if certain struggles or behaviors are just a normal part of the learning process, or an indicator of a deeper issue. Certain problems can serve as red flags that a cognitive skill weakness may be causing serious learning struggles and

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The Smart Mom’s Summer Toy Box

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20 Award-Winning, Brain-Boosting Toys Under $25   If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy over the summer without breaking the bank or sitting them in front of the TV all day, LearningRx can help! We’ve put together a list of award-winning toys that can help build your

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