10 Jun · isabella · No Comments

The Key Life Skills That Kids Need to Know

It is true that school gives children a well rounded education, but does it prepare them for life after graduation? Learning about cells and basic economic patterns are not all that schools should offer their students. Here are a few skills you can teach in your classroom that may not follow the curriculum word-by-word, but …

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5 Apr · isabella · No Comments

5 Small, Every-Day Actions Teachers can do That Will Go a Long Way with Their Students

What if I told you that there are five small, minimal things you can do every day to make your student’s day brighter and their learning experience more positive? Well, there are ! Start making a habit out of these ten actions within your classroom and you’ll notice the difference in your students’ behavior and …

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13 Mar · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

Mexican Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Mexican Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the Mexican Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you would like to try our NEW online version of the songbook or if you, have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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6 Mar · Bibi · No Comments

Creative Play Ideas

When your kids have been telling you they’re bored for the past half an hour it can be tempting to put a screen in front of their face and walk away. Whether you put in a movie or set up a game to play, giving them screen time may seem like the easy fix to …

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7 Feb · Bibi · No Comments

Teaching Kids Kindness

It’s the time of year where red hearts and the words “I love you” are a dime a dozen. While kids may enjoy being sweet and loving as they celebrate Valentine’s Day what happens the other 364 days of the year? Is kindness and thoughtfulness something we pull out of the closet once a year …

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5 Jan · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

Chinese Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Chinese Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the Chinese Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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5 Dec · isabella · One Comment

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained and Their Skills Sharp During Winter Break

Who says winter break has to disrupt your kids’ learning skills? Here is a list of 5 ways you, as a parent, can help your kids maintain their learning habits and keep them engaged and curious through vacations.   Visit Local Museums Whether it’s natural history, science, art, or even wax, every museum holds valuable …

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4 Aug · Bibi · No Comments

What Behaviors to Expect from Your Toddler

Photo credit: David D/Flickr     Embracing nap time, putting on their own shoes, and sitting for 15 minutes in “circle time” at preschool: Are these behaviors really too much to ask from our 1- to 3-year-olds?   The short answer is yes—sometimes.   Many parents are guilty of overestimating their child’s ability to control …

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26 Jul · Bibi · One Comment

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Preschoolers Learn Math

Photo credit: r. nial bradshaw/Flickr   Your child is almost never too young to learn basic math principles. In fact, giving young kids a good foundation in basic math literacy can help pave the way for academic success down the road and make day-to-day functioning in the future that much easier (hello, tip calculation).     …

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