Creating Quiet Time at Home

The early closure of California schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many families across the state adopting new routines to keep their children learning. In a previous entry, we shared the importance of routines for children of all ages. Active learning is an important part of any routine for school-aged children and balancing active learning time with planned quiet time is important for the wellbeing of children and parents/guardians alike. “Quiet time” […]

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Tips for Supporting your Child’s Reading at Home

It was announced in early April that schools in California would be closed for the remainder of the school year. These closures have led to many families across the state adopting new routines that are similar to the school day so that children continue learning despite the closures. In a previous entry, we shared the importance of routines for children of all ages. In this post, we will look at one important aspect of routines […]

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Creating a New Routine for Your Child

While school closures are important to ensuring our safety, we realize they are not only interrupting our daily routine but the routines of our children as well. A regular routine will help children feel like they are still on a normal schedule and help keep them learning during their time away from school. According to experts, children do best when their routines are regular, predictable and take place day after day. Consistent routines help children […]

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Selecting the best resources for your child

In order to protect students and communities, schools across California have had to close quickly. This has left many students with limited or no access to their schoolwork. Fortunately, there are thousands of resources available online today for students to continue learning even while their school is closed. However, it is not always clear, which resources parents should direct their students to. It can feel overwhelming when searching through the long list of online resources, […]

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