Excellence in Education

Parenting a Differently Thinking Student

Guest blog post by Carla Brogden When I want to write about parenting, my first thoughts include, “the hardest part of parenting a differently-thinking child is…..” or “the hardest part of parenting a college student is….” or “the hardest part of parenting a creative is…” or “The hardest part of parenting an Asperger’s person is…..”(…)

Used Book Fair January 27 – February 1st

If your kids are anything like mine, they love books.  This came across our email and we thought we should share it.  This is a great way to get quality used books, movies, board games and puzzles while helping out some great causes. St. Charles Borromeo School in Kettering will be having a Used Book(…)

Groundhog Day is coming!

Groundhog Day is coming!

Not many creatures can boast about having their own day, but the Groundhog (Marmota monax) can!  How did this member of the rodent group get its own day?  The answer is due to the Groundhog’s unusual habit of ‘waking up early’ from hibernation. Groundhogs are rodents, and just like their squirrel cousins, can climb trees.(…)

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Guest blog post by Kristen Marks, Centerville Washington Township Parks District       Hopefully the winter season does not have you feeling cooped up!  If it does, there is a fun way to get out and about and see who else is out and about!  No, I’m not talking about seeing your friend at(…)

What Daddy Did Today – A Father’s Bedtime Story

What Daddy Did Today – A Father’s Bedtime Story

What exactly does Daddy do when he leaves the house each day?  Maybe he’s slaying dragons or flying a space ship to the moon?  Walter Wally brings to life fun and adventure in his first published book.  What Daddy Did Today is an enchanting book with fantastic illustrations. From an author inspired by Shel Silverstein(…)

Little Pim Fun With Languages

Little Pim Fun With Languages

Guest review post by Gwen M., Mother to 3 year old Paul and 14 month old Libbie We recently had the opportunity to check out and review a copy of the Little Pim language DVDs. According to the Quick Guide included with the DVD, research has shown that young children are able to learn more(…)