Education

 

Summer can be a time for fun, but it also means kids often forget a lot of what they've learned in school. We've got 15 tips from teachers to head off summer brain drain.

Middle School Madness

Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. Here are some tips to help.  Read more...

Hip kids fashion

If you've been dreading the back-to-school clothes-shopping spree, don't fret.  Read more...

Best back-to-school products

Check out our favorite items that will help your child make the grade.  Read more...
 

Let's do science: A game for Chicago families to practice their observation skills

Put your family's observation skills to the test with a fun memory game–Quick Change–that teaches an important science skill: paying close attention to detail. Read...

 
 
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Calling all Chicago girls! Why STEM matters to you

Local experts are working hard to get girls involved with science, technology, engineering and math at a young age. Resources to get started may be as close as your own backyard. Read...

 

Get moving: Studies show even brief activity ups focus and learning for kids

Want your kids to bring home better grades this year? Add a little physical activity to their day. Read...

 

Schools in Chicago are increasingly taking an international approach

Students are becoming increasingly connected with their international counterparts. Read...

 

More Chicago area schools on board with creating waste-free lunches

It's easy to get started creating waste-free lunches for your kids. Read...

 

What your preschooler REALLY needs to know now for the year ahead

For preschoolers, being ready for school isn't really about the academics. Read...

 

Chicago Parent's picks on best back-to-school products

There's still time to pick up a few last-minute back-to-school items that can add a little fun to your child's day. Read...

 

Beyond PB&J: Two great ideas for your child's lunchbox

Start school lunches off right with these two simple recipes. Read...

 

Back-to-school countdown: Tips for a successful start to the school year

Set the tone for a good school year by easing kids back into school time routines.  Read...

 
 
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