Life Readiness

Build the important everyday skills that your child will leverage throughout their life.

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At-Home Learning
How to Talk to Your Child About Back-to-‘School’

Language and scripts parents can use in their back-to-school conversations with children during this Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, answers to common...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Back-to-‘School’
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Back-to-School: Your Checklist for At-Home Learning

A practical how-to guide filled with links to buy what you need if your child is doing distance learning. Here...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Back-to-School: Your Checklist for At-Home Learning
Ages
5-6,
6-7
Practical Advice for Parents – Structuring Your Child’s Daily Routine

How to structure the day at home with your child, specifically extended time periods at home is hard. Here’s our...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Practical Advice for Parents – Structuring Your Child’s Daily Routine
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Structure Your Child’s Extended Time at Home

How to structure the day at home with your child, specifically extended time periods at home. Smart tips and a...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Structure Your Child’s Extended Time at Home
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Sensible Structure for Slower Days

Your go-to schedule and plan for balancing play, learning and structure for large amounts of time with your child (i.e.,...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Sensible Structure for Slower Days
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
24 Clever + Creative Project-Based Learning Ideas

Early learners learn best through hands-on, self-directed experiences. Try our Project-Learning Bingo – 24 project-based learning ideas to fuel your...

Ages
6-7,
7-8
Critical Thinking
Creativity + Imagination
24 Clever + Creative Project-Based Learning Ideas
Ages
6-7,
7-8
Critical Thinking
Creativity + Imagination
Easy/No-Prep, Self-Directed Activities Your Child Can Do at Home

Ready-made cards with easy / no-prep, self-directed activities to entertain your toddler, preschooler and early learner. Excellent for when you...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Easy/No-Prep, Self-Directed Activities Your Child Can Do at Home
Ages
3-4,
4-5
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Activities + Games You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child’s Learning

Your go-to list of curated learning projects, activities and games that you can do at home to support your child’s...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Activities + Games You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child’s Learning
Ages
3-4,
4-5
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Responsibility
Bring Peace to Your Mornings – Make a Routine Chart

Power struggles and harried mornings for both parent and child are normal, and yet not a fun way to start...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Bring Peace to Your Mornings – Make a Routine Chart
Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Create Family Agreements

Try having ‘Family Agreements’ instead of having ‘rules’. Family Agreements can be powerful yet simple tools for encouraging baseline behavioral...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Create Family Agreements
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Raise Responsible Children – Introduce Chores

We may have grand intentions when it comes to involving our kids in chores. But how do you know which...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Raise Responsible Children – Introduce Chores
Ages
4-5,
5-6
An Awesome Approach to Allowance

Our Awesome Allowance System gives children practice in setting financial goals, making hard choices, and developing a sense for the...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
An Awesome Approach to Allowance
Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk About...
Why Parents Should Talk About Race

While we may agree that it is important to speak about issues of race and racism, these layered and personal...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Why Parents Should Talk About Race
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Race

Parents are often unsure of how to talk to young children about race. But it is real and it is...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Race
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Racism

A practical guide for navigating conversations with your child about racism, including helpful What You Could Say scripts on important...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk to Your Child About Racism
Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk to Your Child About Microaggressions

Teasing, name-calling, social exclusion or any other general unkindness that specifically relates to race, gender, religion or any aspects of...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk to Your Child About Microaggressions
Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk About Other Children’s Challenges

Helpful phrases and scripts to respond to your child when they ask about other children’s challenges or about a child...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk About Other Children’s Challenges
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Death

Speaking with a child about death is an important, impactful, and often dreaded, teachable moment. Whether prompted by an actual...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Death
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Someone Who is Sick

There are times when it becomes necessary to speak to children about people in their lives who are very sick....

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Someone Who is Sick
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Community Engagement – How to Talk About It

Answers to our most popular questions on a heavy subject. From “How do I explain…” to “How do I teach…”...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Community Engagement – How to Talk About It
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Life Skills
Transitions: Part 1 – Why Transitions Are So Hard

#1 daily challenge with children: How to get from A to Z without fighting, yelling or throwing a tantrum? Learn why...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Transitions: Part 1 – Why Transitions Are So Hard
Ages
2-3,
3-4
Transitions: Part 2 – How to Get Through Peacefully

Knowing why transitions are difficult is half the puzzle. The other half is how to get through them. Teachers go...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Transitions: Part 2 – How to Get Through Peacefully
Ages
2-3,
3-4
Common Manners by Age

We teachers have the good fortune of learning and playing with a wide range of children in class and are...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Common Manners by Age
Ages
3-4,
4-5
Why Children Should Play Outside

Taking time to connect with nature has a long-lasting impact on our health, learning and emotional well-being. Here is what...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Creativity + Imagination
Why Children Should Play Outside
Ages
3-4,
4-5
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Creativity + Imagination
How to Teach 3 Key Social Skills

While some children inherently understand how to socially interact with others and are comfortable with basic social skills, others need more...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach 3 Key Social Skills
Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Your Child About Personal Safety

Keep your child safe from danger and empower them to be safe. Teach your child to protect themselves with important...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Your Child About Personal Safety
Ages
4-5,
5-6
Executive Functioning: Part 2 – How to Strengthen It

Nuts + bolts; let’s get tactical. Now that we’ve baselined the three primary processes of executive functioning, let’s look at...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Executive Functioning: Part 2 – How to Strengthen It
Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Executive Functioning: Part 1 – Why It Matters

“Executive functioning” is a phrase often cited when talking about child development. But what does it really mean and how...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Executive Functioning: Part 1 – Why It Matters
Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
How to Teach Your Child Patience

Learn why patience is a learned skill and essential for character and academic development, and seven key strategies to teach...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Teach Your Child Patience
Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Teach Your Child to Move Through Boredom

The benefits of letting your child be bored and five ways to teach your child how to move through boredom....

Ages
6-7,
7-8
How to Teach Your Child to Move Through Boredom
Ages
6-7,
7-8
How to Build Your Child’s Independence

Foundational skills for teaching your child to be more independent and to be in charge of themself and their learning....

Ages
6-7,
7-8
How to Build Your Child’s Independence
Ages
6-7,
7-8
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