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Inspired Learning strives to provide educational opportunities for parents as well as students in order to increase parent involvement and empower parents to raise children who are successful not only in school, but also in life. Check back with us often for new resources and links related to our themes for the month!
This Spring at Inspired Learning:
We will be hosting 2 Parent Workshops per month. Monthly parent workshops can be found on our Upcoming Events page and related links as well as useful tips are listed below.
7 Family Time and Learning Tips for the Holidays
In the busyness of the season, it’s important to keep learning and quality time with family at the top of the list while your kids are home on break from school.
Research shows that families who spend quality time together and connect activities at home to what children are learning in school have a stronger emotional bond and better communication—and the kids do better academically.
6 Holiday Safety Hazards
Also, be sure to keep a watchful eye on candles; keep them away from the tree, decorations, and other things that can burn. The U.S. Fire Administration states that candles cause more than 10 deaths, 175 injuries, and $20 million in property damage each holiday season. If you're going with an artificial tree, be sure to choose one that is fire-resistant (look for a label), and remember that trees with built-in electrical systems should also have the label of an independent test laboratory that is approved to perform safety testing, such as the Underwriters Laboratories.
Holiday Tips for Blended families & Divorced Parents
The holidays are a time for family gatherings, following and creating family traditions, and connecting with the family. What happens when your family doesn’t look like what you see on Hallmark cards? What happens when you are forced to have a divided holiday? This guide is meant to share tips, ideas and resources for blended, separated, and divorced families.
Five Tips to Keep Kids Learning During the Holiday's
Holiday and winter breaks are just weeks away, and while students and teachers will get a well-deserved break from the classroom, it doesn’t mean children need to stop learning. Here are a few tips to keep children’s minds sharp and challenged during their break, and it might just prevent cabin fever:
Screen Time App
Incredibly, children are spending over 7 hours a day on their smartphones, this is significantly more than the recommended healthy amount of 2 hours.Screen Time is here to help parents ensure their kids are discovering all that childhood has to offer, online and off. The Screen Time app provides simple monitoring and management tools to achieve a happy balance… argument free!
Keep Skills Sharp During Winter Break
Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don't let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:
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