February is a great month. Not only is the entire month devoted to Black History, but the month also has Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Arizona Statehood Day, Presidents Day, and don’t forget National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Plus, it’s the last full month of winter!
We all know what it’s like to go to work when we’re tired or not feeling well. The day is long, we don’t do as good a job as we usually do, and we’re sluggish and unenthusiastic. If that’s how it is for adults, think of how long and difficult the school day must be for children who aren’t feeling as well as they could be feeling.
Because parents are unbelievably devoted to their children, it should come as no surprise that when children are agonizing over homework assignments, parents are eager to alleviate the pain by offering their help. This raises several questions: What are the best ways to help kids with homework, and how much help is too much?
There are several holidays that kids love, and one of their favorites doesn’t even include a day off from school. While they may love the parades and fireworks on the Fourth of July; and they certainly love the decorations and excitement surrounding the end-of-year holidays; and they may even love all the good food and getting together with friends and family at Thanksgiving.
It’s likely that your children are exposed somewhat regularly to news shows and, consequently, have probably heard a lot of discussions about the Constitution. Since September is the month in which we celebrate the Constitution … and 2023 marks the 236th anniversary of its adoption … it seems like a good time to give parents a few tips on helping to educate their children on this most important American document.
It’s that time of year again that both parents and kids look forward to with excited anticipation: It’s the start of a new school year! For students, it’s a time for new beginnings and a fresh start; for parents, it’s a time to get bored kids back into a routine with plenty to do to occupy their days.
Poetry has been around for at least 7,000 years. It began in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC and was most likely used in ancient rituals or for storytelling purposes.