By Mary Hood, Ph.D. At workshops, many people ask me questions concerning the development of writing skills. Often, when I dig a little deeper, I am surprised to discover that they are really talking about penmanship. These are two different things that need to be looked at separately. In my opinion, most people overemphasize penmanship
By Tony Sparber You’ve heard the horror stories of children being bullied in school, in cyberspace, on the playground. Sometimes bullying can even lead to suicide as shown in the documentary film “Bully,” which was released earlier this year. The stats are alarming: nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year – upwards
By Mrs. Florida ~ Kori Hendricks Geek to Sheik Have you ever felt like your look was totally geek? Have you ever had a bad hair day? Everyone has at some time or another. The Design Team from Sunstate Academy teamed up with the models from Korisma and turned their totally geek looks into totally
By Dr. Bhumi Upadhyay, Northeast Pediatrics We are in the midst of flu and cold season. How do we protect ourselves from getting sick all the time? With high attendance at daycare and preschool, we see more and more little kids with runny noses and cough. In the pediatric offices, we even have a name
Florida Fashion By Mrs. Florida ~ Kori Hendricks Do you want to be a Celebrity or at least look like one?! Well, now you can with the right stylist team. Sunstate Academy’s Design Team turned the Korisma models into several different Celebrities that you all know and love…Take a look! Isabella (Zandaya Cole) – Her
Celebrate the freedom of the road! Since the first car was sold in 1896, families have been taking to the road for vacations. Remember all your family car trips with your siblings? “He’s looking at me.” “She’s touching me.” “You’re on my side.” “Are we there yet?” Ah, the memories. Well, here are 8 ideas
Know The Hazards Of Your Child’s Playground Learn about playground safety. Teach your child about safety–you are not always with them. Evaluate your child’s playgrounds using the CPSC Handbook. Ask to see the maintenance records. Expensive is not necessarily safe. Notify school principal, child care center director, or public park director of serious playground hazards.
Extinguish summer boredom: Ignite your children’s creativity By: Melissa Mudd Creative thinking and problem solving abilities are considered crucial by many researchers for both professional and personal successes. Despite this research, creative endeavors are not prioritized in many of today’s schools. The increasing levels of curricular constraints and accountability measures teachers face often leave precious