Great Female Authors to Celebrate During Women’s History Month
Great Female Authors to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by reading the works of trailblazing female authors. Female children’s authors carved unique paths to publishing their books in male-dominated fields. Here are a few of our favorites:  Madeleine L’Engle When she published A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle carved out a space for women in science fiction.…

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Out-of-the-Box Ways to Boost Your Family’s Creativity
Out-of-the-Box Ways to Boost Your Family’s Creativity

Creativity might seem like a trait that can’t be taught or improved upon. “Oh, they’re just naturally creative!” However, that seemingly ‘natural’ creativity still has to be fostered and encouraged. Studies have shown that taking time out to be intentionally creative can improve your mood, lower your heart rate, and make your day more enjoyable. At Lake Forrest Prep, we…

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Throwback Educational Shows Kids (and Their Parents) will Love
Throwback Educational Shows Kids (and Their Parents) will Love

Nostalgia might make us a little biased, but kids’ educational programming from the 80s and 90s was incredible. The influx of positive messaging from shows like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Blues Clues and Arthur have carried over into modern shows. Those messages, coupled with harsher advertising restrictions during children’s programming, meant that kids’ TV wasn’t a walking advertisement for a new…

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What Causes Reading Anxiety and How to Help Kids Overcome it
What Causes Reading Anxiety and How to Help Kids Overcome it

For millions of people, reading helps them slip into another world and relax from the day. Some children, however, find reading stressful. Even being asked to read more can set them on edge. This phenomenon is called reading anxiety, and educators and academics have spent decades trying to uncover the root cause of the issue.  Potential Causes of Reading Anxiety…

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Why the Arts Matter
Why the Arts Matter

Every year, it seems like another list comes out about the “most profitable” subjects students can study. And, likewise, every year it reopens the debate: is STEM better than the arts because it makes more money? Is STEM better because there’s always a demand for it? The answer to both of those questions is simply “no,” but unpacking why someone…

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Making Healthy Choices in the New Year
Making Healthy Choices in the New Year

One of the biggest New Year’s resolutions in America is to “get healthier.” Unfortunately, for some adults, this means getting to a certain bodyweight. That journey can lead to behaviors that sabotage true, lasting health in favor of crash diets and quick fixes. Your children also pick up on those behaviors, especially girls. Studies have shown that young women are…

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