Play is important. Research proves it. But really we just know it from personal experience, don't we? Isn't that why there is so much talk about work-life balance?
It goes beyond just finding a happy medium between work and life, though. That... (Read More)
It can be tempting to give schedules the boot when the kids are out of school for summer. However, sticking to a schedule is actually better for them (and will make your life much easier). Of course, with the longer days and - hopefully - slower... (Read More)
It's important to encourage kids to dream big. It's also important to inspire them to make those dreams happen. And it's even more important to teach them the skills they'll need to do so.
Bricks 4 Kidz® is committed not only to teaching kids... (Read More)
On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a plane nicknamed Glamorous Glennis, an X-1 rocket plane built by the Bell Aircraft Company. At the time, it was a feat considered impossible. (Did you know the speed of sound actually... (Read More)
Summer may not officially begin until June 21, but most kids (and adults too, if we're honest) start anticipating it much sooner. Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start, but with graduation activities and other end-of-year events... (Read More)
Did you know the summer slide has drawn the attention of educators for over 100 years? Research from as early as 1906 has addressed the concern. We often hear about how much learning students lose during the summer months. And lots of research has... (Read More)
How can I get my child more interested in academics? It’s a fairly common question. As parents, we want to make sure that our children are engaged and achieving. Sometimes, though, no matter how hard we try to help (or push) them to work a little... (Read More)
As a parent, you already know there are so many things kids have to learn. And those lessons aren't limited to academics. (Of course, those are important too!) What's clear is that a well-rounded education will have long-term benefits. Did you know... (Read More)
Olympians, no matter their sport, have one thing in common: they are committed.
True, Olympic athletes, all excellent athletes for that matter, have a talent that has been developed and honed to a high competitive level. But it's not the natural... (Read More)