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5 Recycled Crafts to Make With your Kids


At Rock Creek School, we teach our students all about the importance of helping our Earth to stay clean and healthy. Recycling is a large part of that, so we thought we would share some fun craft ideas (made from recycled materials) to try out with your kids, this summer! * Be warned, however … these activities are so much fun, we wouldn’t be surprised if the whole family joined in! Coffee Can...

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Read More This Summer


School’s out for summer and as fun as that is, it won’t be long before you hear those two dreaded words … “I’m booored!” Luckily, there are plenty of ways your child can stay busy, and one of those ways is by jumping into reading! Literacy will always be an important component in your child’s education, so why not make it fun? Here are 7 methods you can use to get your child excited about reading...

4 ways to protect your child’s eyes this summer


You don’t need this blog to tell you how important your child’s eyes are. That being said, how much do you know about the different ways you can help protect them? We’ve come up with 4 important steps you can take to make sure that their eyes are functioning at the highest possible level!  Wear Sunglasses. Sun damage to your child’s eyes now can easily turn into cataracts (when the usually-clear...

5 Things Your Kids Can Plant In the Garden TODAY!


Springtime means more sunshine, warmer days, and new growth! So, what better way to celebrate spring than to dig up some dirt and make some additions to your garden? All of these things are so easy and fun to plant, the whole family will want to get in on it! Beans Many of us remember the excitement in elementary school of “planting” beans on a wet paper towel, inside of a sandwich bag. We set...

What To Do When Your Child Can’t Concentrate


There are many factors that can contribute to poor concentration. Lack of sleep, hunger or thirst, disinterest in the task at hand, or external distractions are just several possible constituents that may lead to a wandering mind. So, what is a parent to do when their child is clearly struggling? Get Creative! Here are some things you can do at home to help your child get unstuck and back on...

Addicted to Soda? Why Not Try These Homemade Alternatives?


The first problem with added sugar is that it’s really not very good for you or your family. The second problem is that it’s in everything. Before we get into that second statement, let’s unpack the first one: why is added sugar so bad for you? Simply put, your body doesn’t need it. Everything we eat eventually breaks down into sugars, but if you’re eating healthy food, you are also absorbing...

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Child Gets A Good Night’s Sleep


As adults, we often tend to overlook (or ignore) the importance of a good night’s sleep. It is much harder to ignore the ill effects the next morning. We’re drowsy, grumpy, unable to concentrate, and the whole day passes in a fog – not something you want to happen to your child! Teaching kids good, healthy sleeping habits early on is key to helping them stay on track as adults. Here are...

Stay Ahead of Morning Mania With These 6 Night-Before Breakfast Recipes!


We’ve all been there … Your alarm didn’t go off, or it didn’t go off loudly enough, or you accidentally shut it off instead of hitting snooze. Then, you used baby wipes in lieu of the shower you no longer had time for, sprayed enough dry shampoo onto your scalp to create a relatively effective helmet, and stumbled down the stairs, only to discover that your kids had yet to drag themselves out of...

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Remember the after school programs when you were a kid? Children running wildly through the gymnasium, launching dodgeballs, basketballs, and any other sports equipment they could get their hands on, all the while ignoring filthy looks from the  parents in the after school aerobics class on the other side of the gym? Ah … the good old days. Exciting as those “programs” may have been, you’ll be...

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