Summer Learning Loss is Real: Here are 9 Fun Ways to Prevent It

Education experts have known for some time that kids who don’t go to school year ’round experience summer learning loss. Still, most schools and districts have yet to extend the school year in light of this information. Statistics on summer learning loss vary depending on the study. But those studies most commonly cited have found

5 Ways Parents And Coaches Can Take The Toxicity Out Of Youth Sports

For many kids, organized sports aren’t much fun anymore. Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues today. Though playing ball often used to embody the enjoyment of being a kid, the experience for many youngsters is too serious and stressful – and ultimately not worth it. One study

When Your Child Doesn’t Like To Read

Again. I saw it again. Another post on social media from a friend singing the praises of her child who couldn’t stop reading. How lucky am I? she wrote. My son finished Harry Potter and he’s only in second grade! You are lucky, I thought, damping down my jealousy. My son hates reading. He loathes

2018 Park and Playground Roundup

Swing into summer and get outside! Thanks to a variety of parks and playgrounds around town, there’s plenty of space to stay active. The Findlay area is full of outdoor fun. Here’s your go-to guide, including a couple for handicap accessibility.

Look Beyond What They Are ‘Saying’

‘Highlights’ offers its 10th Kids Survey. As parents, it is essential that we look beyond what our children are “saying” to what they are “feeling”. Children are tangible. They connect feelings with people, places, things: the concrete. Stages of cognitive development in children don’t always allow for them be able to express abstractly or conceptually how something affects them. But they are certainly developing awarenesses along the way, and we can help.