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Suspecting a Learning Disability

Children grow and develop at different rates and we are stuck in a purgatory — reassuring a friend their child is fine, telling her there is nothing to worry about and “all kids do that,” but equally convinced that there is something wrong with yours. Whether it is a learning disability, or some other condition […]

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6 Study Tips to Make Learning Fun and Teaching Easier

From the teachers at South Carolina Calvert Academy. South Carolina Calvert Academy is a K-8, tuition-free public virtual charter school available to families statewide in South Carolina. To learn more about our program and view our schedule of upcoming events, click here. Testing season is upon us and the teachers at South Carolina Calvert Academy […]

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Why You Should Add “Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday” to Your Child’s Bookshelf

If you are anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for good books to add to your child’s library — stories your little one will love for years to come with fun and colorful pages, exciting characters and adventurous tales that allow your child to use their imagination while teaching a valuable lesson. Growing […]

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A Columbia Mom’s Guide to Schools of Choice

We are blessed to receive tax-funded public education in the U.S. Literacy is a gift whose praises cannot be stressed enough. And in addition to the option of a family’s zoned or neighborhood school, there’s a growing trend to have other options for schools. These are sometimes called magnet schools; in the Midlands, they’re more commonly […]

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Classroom Trick or Treating Without the Sugar

Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There’s nothing cuter on Earth than a bunch of toddlers parading around in their Elsa and Superman costumes, completely jacked up on sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Unfortunately, after the sugar rush of cupcakes and Halloween candy wears off I am […]

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Why We Chose to Homeschool

I’m already seeing the “back-to-school” pictures on my Facebook newsfeed as friends across the country send their children off to school, whether public or private. For the second year in the row, we will take a “back-to-school” picture at our front door and then send my daughter back inside our home, where we will have […]

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Weekend Events For Kids {August 8, 9, 10}

Friday, August 8 Movers and Shakers: African Drums Get ready to dance, shake and move to the beat while listening to stories, songs with special guest, Kyle Coleman. Free for children of all ages. Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Richland Library Main, Children’s Room, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, 29201 Countdown to Kindergarten EdVenture […]

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