In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, of on-demand information and bookstores large enough to get lost in, do local libraries still have a place? If we want to raise independent, creative and freethinking children, they most certainly do. The modern library offers everything
From an early age kids are bombarded with messages that rigidly define gender: Boys like pirates and sports and being rough, and girls are sweet princesses who love all things pink and sparkles. Even many children’s books still promote harmful gender stereotypes for both
Sponsored by Equal Exchange Last year, new federal rules on school fundraisers and snacks went into effect nationwide. These guidelines regulate the food available to kids throughout the school day, from the cafeteria to the vending machines. This includes – you guessed it –
When my children were very young, I began trying to plan out their education: where they would learn, how they would learn it, and what we would do for them to get it. I recognize that a strong education can help secure a better
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