Sponsored by Visionworks Do Children Need Eye Exams? Consider this: 25% of kids aged 5 to 17 have vision problems 83% of kids whose families earn less than twice the federal poverty level have not had an eye exam in the last year 60% of
In an effort to promote children’s literacy in his area, an Iowa barber gives haircuts to children, for a trade — the kids can practice their reading aloud while he cuts their hair. Barber Courtney Holmes has been offering free haircuts to children who
Oh my. A fellow Mothering writer penned a wonderful article about how Teletubbies provided twenty minutes of showering and coffee drinking and I was utterly shocked at the number of comments she received that only condemned using television to provide those moments of relief.
Whether you're new to the home school journey, or are preparing to begin another year, Mothering has resources to help. We've gathered together some of our most useful articles to help you get off on the right foot his year.
Is it me, or does time seem to just keep going faster? Some students are back to school already, and others are soon to be back to their teachers and books… even though it feels like we’re still in the deep embrace of summertime!
Have you ever wished you could find children’s music that was a bit more enlightening than Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Have you wanted to play songs for your kids that would help them do more than memorize the alphabet — music that might even
(Continued from Part 1) Aside from some fall clothes, fresh notebooks and maybe a new backpack, how might you prepare yourself and your children for a back-to-school season that doesn’t slam you like a late-season ocean wave — smack!! — and instead lays a
As parents, we make a lot of choices for our kids that we hope will prepare them for the world we live in. Choosing which books we read with them is a great first step. I’ve always known the importance of reading, of fostering
My kids start back to school in two weeks. For us, this year, that means something quite different than it did last year (and the year before that and the year before that). In fact, all told, given the 39 years my daughters have attended collectively
The movement for diversity in children’s books is gaining increased notice lately, and for good reason: Literature is a critical component of a child’s understanding of the world and how they fit into it. The bulk of LGBT literature has been heavily focused