Educational Resources

What does a child need to learn before entering the preschool?

Starting preschool is not easy for most children and parents. You probably have heard about the potty training as the skill requirement for preschool. Do you know what else your child needs to know or learn to join the local preschool center? Not only to get on board of this fun train, but to feel [...]

Meet the champions of the Animal Olympics.

As the summer Olympics come to a close, people still buzz around with the names of the stars and champions that this year’s games brought us. Another successful Olympics passed, leaving the history books with many names.  Have you ever wondered what the Olympic Games would be like if animals were the athletes? Let me [...]

What does my child need to know before entering the kindergarten?

Every child is unique and learns at his/her own pace. However, most educational experts agree that some certain skills are essential to prepare for kindergarten, do well at school and develop knowledge further. What are the skills and concepts that children should know before entering kindergarten? How to assess if your child is ready for school? Our [...]

Stop doing your kids’ homework and overloading them with activities! Or don’t?

Leisurely opening my Facebook page this morning I get startled by the screaming title of the first post: “Stop doing your kids’ homework!” The burst of fiery energy is just sweeping all the leisureness of this morning away, as I drawn in deeper into the article… You’ve seen it, I am sure. You definitely seen [...]

Learning to Read: Secrets of Success

“Teaching kids to read” is the hottest, most painful and anxiety producing question in parent’s discussions. Will the teacher do it? Preschool? Kindergarten? School? Phonics? Whole words? Montessori? Kumon? Natural reading? Reading-video games? Weird-looking reading animals at the annoyingly squeaky educational websites? Internet, social media, instead of offering a wealth of help, are adding a [...]

The Dogs of Venice by Maisy, the Travel Mouse.

I, Maisy, the Travel Mouse, need to tell you about special animals of Venice. The fauna of Venice, like most world cities, isn’t seen much due to the lack of natural habitat. Plus there are no trees in Venice, and Venetian canal water is questionably clean. You can occasionally see city birds, like pigeons and [...]