Category Archives: Kindergarten Prep

Building Confidence and Resiliency in Young Learners

The transition into kindergarten can be difficult. But ultimately, building a foundation of confidence and resiliency will equip children with the mindset, motivation, and capability to succeed in school. Continue reading

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Waiting for Private School Admissions

For many applying to Los Angeles Independent Schools, the anticipation of enrollment decisions is nerve-racking and daunting, or as the LA Times referred to it, “waiting for Black Friday”. After all the research, testing, applying, and interviewing, there is nothing … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready for Back to School?

On average, students who don’t engage in summer learning lose the equivalent of two months’ worth of grade-level math and reading skills, according to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. “What I worry about a lot … Continue reading

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How to Set Up a Home Literacy Environment

Have you ever thought of the little steps you could do to enrich your child’s literacy skills at home? Here are eight excellent strategies proven to motivate your early learner. These strategies can be implemented at home in addition to … Continue reading

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Exercise and Test Scores

Among elementary school students, 40 minutes of daily exercise increased IQ by an average of nearly 4 points Among 2 groups of 9 & 10 year olds -one with higher levels of physical fitness than the other- revealed that fitter … Continue reading

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Prepare Preschooler for College: Skills or Play?

By Erika and Nicholas Christakis If you want your child to succeed in college, the play-based curriculum is the way to go. In fact, we wonder why play is not encouraged in educational periods later in the developmental life of … Continue reading

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From Village School To Harvard-Westlake To Harvard University

Originally posted on February 8, 2011 On my last birthday, my son sent me a letter that began, “I’m sitting in my dorm room overlooking Harvard Yard. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all you did.” It’s not … Continue reading

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