Tag: Education

How to Choose the Right School For Your Child

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As the end of another school year approaches (a less than ideal one at that) many are exploring new options for next year.  But...

Three Ways to Help Your Child LOVE Learning

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Candy hearts, valentines, spelling tests!  Wait...one of these things doesn’t belong!  A love of learning may not be your initial thought when it...

Teach your Kids About the Ocean While Stuck at Home

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Here in Scottsdale, we may be far from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean its not important to our families. Teach your kids about...

How to Keep Kids Busy {Constantly Updated}

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Our first official stay at home day was March 10th. There have been so many amazing suggestions and websites and YouTube videos and tours...

9 Secrets to Finding the Perfect School: Questions to Ask

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A Cautionary Tale The year my daughter turned two, I waited in line with dozens of other parents outside a highly-desired preschool to ensure she...

What Can Parents of Younger Kids Take Away from the College...

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The details of the college admissions cheating scandal have been trickling out in the news for more than a few weeks. Parents with kids...

Engage Your Child with Kiwi Crate

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There is nothing my five year old son loves more than getting mail.  When we received a Kiwi Crate box on our doorstep, he...

What is HYGGE?

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By Kim Westfall, Head of School at Christ Church School Hygge (hue-geh - noun, verb, adjective) is a Danish tradition of coziness and relaxation, gratefulness,...

Scottsdale Children’s Institute {the school for your preschooler}

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We know there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a preschool, and if you are still on the hunt, consider...

3 Things I Love About Montessori

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A year ago we made the decision to place our child in a local Montessori school and it has been one of the best...

Rancho Solano Open House {early learning center & kindergarten}

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Are you looking for a Kindergarten or preschool for your child? Would you like a school that offers a strong education and a fun play-oriented...

Why Moms Have an Important Job on Election Day

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The children’s book in this picture is one that my family actually owns, along with a companion book about the Declaration of Independence. Published in...

Parent Resource: Expect More AZ

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Expect More Arizona is an organization that is dedicated to seeing that every child in Arizona has access to world class education, starting in...

Supporting Education in Arizona

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Living in Arizona brings lots of unique opportunities: year-round shorts weather, the ability to get away with a tiny coat closet, and the opportunity...

Saving for Their Future: Education Saving Options & Benefits for Arizona...

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Do you remember the moment you first held your newborn in your arms? You held him close, promised to protect him, and in the back...

Simple Summer Reading Tips to Fight the Summer Brain-Drain! {Ask the...

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   We at SMB are excited about a new little feature we’ve added to the blog!  In addition to our regular lineup of awesome Scottsdale Mom...

Successful and budget-friendly back to school shopping tips {Already?!}

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It's Christmas in July? Yes, you got that right! It's Back to School shopping time. This month... July. But, summer vacation just began! I know, right? If you look...

Children & Learning Musical Instruments | An Interview with Sean Johnson

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My world is filled with music. Instruments are in every room. Songs fill my hours. Scales drone into my nights. Among many other things,...

Pint-Sized Picassos from Academic Enrichment Academy

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Recently my three-year-old and I got to experience the Pint-Sized Picassos program from Scottsdale's own Academic Enrichment Academy. AEA is a locally-owned (and mom-run!)...

Considering Home Schooling in Scottsdale | Part 1

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Over the next three days, we have a Scottsdale Mom sharing her insight on home schooling.  Scottsdale is actually full of families who embrace this alternative...