7 ways to teach your kindergartner self-regulation
Self-regulation helps kids succeed in kindergarten. It’s also a skill set that starts early and has a host of benefits for success in school, career, and life.
How to help a disorganized child
This simple trick can turn even the most scattered kid into a master of organization.
5 things not to say to kids with learning and attention issues about going back to school
It’s easy to say the wrong thing about going back to school. Here are some things you might think about saying — and what to say instead.
Fixes for 7 common middle school problems
Going from elementary to middle school is a big change. Here's how you can support your child socially, emotionally, and academically.
Reinforcing your child’s IEP goals over the summer
Consider ways to make sure your child works on her IEP goals over the summer — through the school, a summer program, or your efforts at home. Here are some guidelines.
How parents can help 5th graders learn science through everyday play
By playing simple games and using things you have at home, you can support the science concepts your child needs to learn this year.
Helping a kindergartner who's learning English build the self-confidence to speak in class
Here are four ways parents can help their kids build the confidence needed to participate in class — even though they’re still learning English.
How parents can help 4th graders learn science through everyday play
Here’s how you can help your child learn important fourth grade science concepts through play.
How parents can help 3rd graders learn science through everyday play
Here’s how you can help your child learn important third grade science concepts through play.
How parents can help 2nd graders learn science through everyday play
Learn easy ways that you can help your child learn important second grade science concepts through play.
How parents can help 1st graders learn science through everyday play
Here’s how you can help your child learn important first grade science concepts through play.
How parents can help kindergartners learn science through everyday play
Try these questions and activities with your child to introduce kindergarten science concepts at home.
Can your child tell fact from fake online?
Most kids can't, despite being raised on technology. Here's how to help your child learn what to trust online.
Getting ready for kindergarten!
Going to kindergarten is an important milestone. Here's how to help your child be ready.
5 things to do when your child wails "But I don't want to go to school!"
Just in time for back-to-school, experts offer their best advice for handling those inevitable mornings.
The best pre-homework snacks
It's 3 o'clock: is your child hungry, tired, and irritable? The right afterschool snacks can get them through homework time with energy and focus.
GreatSchools’ weekly grade-based newsletters empower parents to support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning. One reader shares the role the newsletters have played in her life.
How longer recess fuels stronger child development
With a longer recess, schools can help children develop stronger social skills, self-regulation, and physical regulation.
10 ideas to help you keep your child active and engaged this summer.