Parents' Corner

What Parents Can Do to Reinforce Their Child’s Math Skills

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 08, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

“On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of learning in math over the summer.” (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

This statement was made before teachers and parents needed to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and the modifications that needed to be made for students to safely learn during the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year.

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Topics: Skill Building

Helping Your Child Get Organized

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

As the start of school approaches, parents are looking for ways to help their children succeed — and making it easier for them to get organized can be a big plus. This post will share practical tips from a range of experts.

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Topics: Skill Building

Fun Activities to increase Your Child’s Math IQ

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” (James Joseph Sylvester)

You want your child to do well in school — and a focus on building math readiness skills can go a long way toward their academic success. As one researcher put it, “school math achievement is a good predictor of whether students in P–12 education stay on track toward two-year or four-year college education.”

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The Best Toys for Your Children This Year

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

As the holiday season approaches, parents all across the country are looking for the best toys to buy their kids. Here are some great gift recommendations to consider, broken out by age.

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8 Summer Activities that Build Gross Motor Skills

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

We’ve been talking about activities that help toddlers and preschoolers develop gross motor skills by exercising the large muscles in the legs, arms and trunk.  Today, we continue our list of summer games that parents can play with their children to encourage gross motor skill development:


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Topics: Skill Building, Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp, Afterschool

How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Summer

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Summertime can be children’s favorite time of the year, with fun outdoor activities ready to enjoy. This season also poses risks, however, so it’s important to be aware of them to help keep your child safe during the summer.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Skill Building

Getting Your Child Prepared for Preschool: Readiness Activities

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Picture yourself walking into a social or work event, and you don’t know anyone else there. How do you feel? You might see it as an exciting opportunity to meet new people — or you could feel pretty nervous. No two adults would react in exactly the same way, and preschoolers are the same.

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Topics: Skill Building, Preschool

Bringing Winter Indoors for Your Preschooler

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

As much as children love building snowmen, riding on sleds and making snow angels, there will be days when the weather just isn’t outdoor-friendly. So here are tips on bringing winter indoors.

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Topics: Skill Building, Preschool

Preventing Frostbite in Young Children

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

“Winter,” says the 2017 Farmers' Almanac, “is back.” More specifically, much of the country can expect “exceptionally cold, if not downright frigid weather,” with Ohio expected to experience “numbing cold.”

We recently blogged about preschoolers who don’t want to bundle up. So, before it gets too cold, consider this advice from that blog post: “Pick a temperature limit, factoring wind chill and the like. If the temperature is above your limit, let your child have more freedom in determining outerwear. If it drops below, the issue becomes non-negotiable. This system may help your child feel more in control while making sure he or she is bundled up when temperatures plunge.”

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Topics: Skill Building

Protect Your Preschooler From Too Much Sun

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

One of the best parts of summer is glorious sunshine. Picture blue skies, fluffy clouds, your child shoveling sand on the beach into a bucket ... sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Just a word of caution: Youngsters are prone to sunburns, which can have serious repercussions later in life, up to and including skin cancer. Fortunately, you can take easy precautions to protect your preschooler from too much sun.

The first one? Use sunscreen! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes the following recommendations for young children:

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Topics: Skill Building

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