We're gearing up to begin another school year and we know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. We've rounded up some of the Back-to-School posts we've written throughout the years and have organized them into one...
It’s 2022 and we’re still in a pandemic. Schools are doing the best they can, but they’re still far from normal. Pandemic life is hard for 100,001 reasons. For our second graders, it means they have NEVER experienced a year...
Apples are one food my kids can always agree on eating. I decided to put an educational spin on snack time and talk about fractions with my kids. Keep in mind that my oldest just started kindergarten and my...
Does your child pick up on new concepts and ideas like a little sponge? It always amazes me how quickly and eager they are to learn. I noticed from the first week Shep started going to preschool that he...
I Have a Rant Today. Over the past four months, I’ve seen a (welcome) uptick in the number of parents exploring homeschooling thanks to the pandemic. To some extent, I get it too. In the twelve weeks our kids were home...
Simple Tools for Parents and Teachers Pool-time, nature hikes, playgrounds and vacations fill most children’s summers, if they are lucky as most of us when we were children! So, it would be difficult for them to transition back to school...
As an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner (Certified Academic Language Practitioner through the Academic Language Therapy Association), I've worked with many students experiencing reading difficulties. Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory learning approach that can work well with students diagnosed with dyslexia. It also...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....
You don't often hear of families having a mission statement or core values. There are cute posters that I often see in home decor stores with lovely (albeit, generic) statements like "Be Kind" or "In this family, we do...
Writing is therapeutic for me. At a young age I preferred story writing to sports. I savored summers spent reading on my parent’s porch swing. I had such an imagination that many times I was told to get my...

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Five Columbus Playgrounds for All Ages

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Warmer weather has arrived, and we cannot wait to explore around Columbus! One of our favorite activities is to visit playgrounds. However, instead of...