August 2014

Chicago Parent magazine

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...

 

7 ways to help your child with special needs start the school year on a positive note

Writer Gillian Marchenko shares some tips for a successful school year with your special needs child. 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...

 

Illinois parents and some teachers struggle with national Common Core Standards

What exactly is common core and is it making your child's education better or worse? Read...

 

What happens when a family goes without technology for a day?

Christopher Garlington forewarned his wife and kids the Internet would be down for a day. That didn't stop the hysteria that ensued. 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...

 
 







 
 
 
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