Rich literacy and numeracy environments in the early years give children a head start on their academic careers and promote skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
Between the tweeting, posting and gaming, it's hard to get a text in edge-wise, let alone a conversation! Studies show that children and teens spend nearly as much time with media as they do sleeping. Most paediatricians agree that although media is a growing tool and can offer children many opportunities to learn and be entertained, it should be monitored and made available in moderation.
Within a week of school starting, it begins. You can almost hear the groaning noises from tables, countertops and in-boxes as paper after paper piles up. The computer inbox swells as emails fly in daily. Homework, class reminders, past due assignments, team schedules. Face it, kids generate a lot of paperwork. But by figuring out a good system that works for you, you will save yourself not only time and energy but also a lot of headaches.
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