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How children learn best is not always a fit with teaching methods. Dr. Joanne Foster offers advice to parents who want to support their child's learning.

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By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

By The Goddard School • December 18th, 2018
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Teachers form the backbone of our educational system. They teach us everything we need to know in and beyond the classroom, and with endless enthusiasm, patience, and compassion along the way.
As the year winds down, it’s only proper to show them some love and appreciation. Teaching any…

By The Goddard School • September 12th, 2013
You love to watch your little one playing and learning, and so do Goddard School teachers. Observation is a core method our teachers use to assess what children are learning, when they are ready to learn new tasks and what their interests are. We use these observations to track the children’s progress, develop lesson plans and share the children’s development with their parents
As parents, we often teach our children, yet they can teach us…

By The Goddard School • January 29th, 2014
By Jack Maypole, MD
Gravity sucks (well, actually, it pulls). If you are an infant or toddler
anyway, it remains one of the greatest challenges you face. One does not need to be a phrenologist to know that the noggins of our littlest children get bumpy as they are knocked and bonked with zillions of pratfalls and tumbles each day. The question is: when is it serious? When should these kids be seen by a…

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • May 5th, 2010
Are you planning a summer vacation with your children? Young children are natural explorers and typically adore adventures. But they love them even more when they have been prepared for new experiences. Better-prepared kids are kids who cope better. Here are some suggestions to prepare your children – to get the most educationally and emotionally out of your adventures
Talk about where you are going and why.
Discuss how long you will be there and…

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

Have you found it challenging to capture your preschooler’s attention these days? Many parents try speaking louder or may yell out of frustration. While yelling

Emergency Plumbing Atlanta A day at the park may seem like ‘just another day,’ but learning and bonding experiences flourish at the park! Pack for Safety

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

These tiny tweaks to your daily routine can make all the difference in how you look and feel.

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

Check out these hilarious homemade costumes that will make your baby's first Halloween one to remember.

Looking for a spooktacular twist for your child’s Halloween snack? Try these tasty spider snacks!

What they know about helping kids behave and learn that you can use at home

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By The Goddard School • July 16th, 2014
Summer is an awesome time of year. It’s full of family get-togethers, trips to the pool and vacations. With all that awesomeness, though, sometimes learning falls by the wayside. Research has shown that some children experience summer learning loss , also known as “summer slide” because their minds aren’t as engaged as they are during the school year. You can help to keep your child’s brain active and prevent summer slide with these five fun…

Fans of fairies will adore this stardust writing tray that adds a touch of sparkle to writing and spelling.

Nothing says Happy Father's Day like a homemade gift from the heart! Help your child surprise Dad with one of these super special crafts this year.

Fact: Americans leave 658 million vacation days unused each year. But there is an easy, proven solution fixing this problem.

By Susan Magsamen • December 9th, 2015
Susan Magsamen is the Senior Vice President of Early Learning at global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She is a member of the Educational Advisory Board for The Goddard School and senior advisor to The Science of Learning Institute and Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University
This piece was originally published on 01/22/2015 on the HMH blog .
The more I think about it, the more I love the analogy of a “ diet…

So you can’t coat the kitchen with Teflon and train the pets to stop shedding. Before sending the entire family (including Fluffy) to live with Grandma, try one of these neat strategies.

By The Goddard School • November 13th, 2014
Being a new parent is an exciting, life-changing experience, but it can also be scary. After all, nobody is born knowing how to be Supermom or Superdad. Here are ten helpful tips for first-time parents
Don’t panic. Babies cry, spit up and vomit, which is usually normal. Even if you’re worried, panicking will not help because babies can pick up on anxiety, and it can upset them.
Be gentle but realistic. Supporting your newborn’s head…