Summer is flying by as much to my chagrin as my children’s. Here’s a handy list of articles to help ease the transition from summer to back-to-school. Click the Kidoinfo School Guide for a complete list of school-related articles full of information about choosing schools, making lunches, getting ready for the first day and once there, how to cope…
Welcome back to Camp Tinker! As mentioned in my previous post, Camp Tinker aims to be a series of summertime posts featuring simple and enjoyable craft projects. It also serves as a little “craft lab” for me to try out new ideas and twists. This post’s project is a sort of no-fail terrarium.
In part one of several on getting back into the school game, I’m thinking about how we can facilitate homework-doing so that our kids are productive and efficient, and that they have quiet when they need it, support when they need it, and access to the supplies they need. In other words, what can we do to make sure that homework is neither: 1.) a festival of anxiety or 2.) ignored? I want to give homework its due, but not much more beyond that. Our situation and plan, such as it is, follow.