Tips for Staying Safe as a Family During Flu Season

Flu season is upon us, and kids can be some of the most susceptible to catching and spreading the virus. Not only do you have to juggle COVID concerns, you’ve got to worry about the flu as well! The CDC

Bringing in the New Year as a Family

If there was ever a year to say goodbye to, it’s 2020. For many of our LFP families, celebrating at home is the best and safest option. We wanted to pull together some of our favorite ideas for welcoming 2021

Ideas for Celebrating Christmas in 2020

“There’s no place like home for the holidays” has never rung truer than in 2020. Due to the pandemic, Christmas in this year will look different for millions of families — including many of our Lake Forrest Prep families. And

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Tips

Letter magnets on a wall

Even as an adult, spelling can be challenging. So when your child begins to feel frustrated by their spelling skills, it’s important to help them work through any challenges they may be facing. Spelling takes time, practice, and patience. Here’s

Benefits of Journaling

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As humans, our ability to communicate with each other is a crucial part of our everyday lives. From learning to express thoughts to improving spelling and reading comprehension, journaling is a daily activity that can strengthen your child’s communication skills.

Let’s Make a Puzzle!

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Any trip to the store will show you  — puzzling is the newest craze. As we all look to spend more time with our families (and away from screens), puzzles have become one of the most relaxing ways to spend

Building an At-Home Library

A pot and books on a bookshelf

With all the extra time spent at home, many of us are left wondering how to fill the hours. While the first week of movie marathons was exciting, most of us are looking to fill our days without staring at

Finding the Right Summer Camp

One thing I never anticipated as a parent was the need to plan so much, and so far ahead. Maybe I don’t like to think about it because the kids are getting bigger so quickly and the years are flying

Reading Nutrition Labels

Child adding seasoning to egg salad

Creating a healthy relationship with food is a great way to encourage your child to develop and continue healthy habits as they grow. The nutrition label — found on any box of candy or bag of chips — is a

Improving Attention Spans

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It can be hard to pay attention. We’ve all been faced with tasks that we may not feel passionate about and find ourselves staring out the window rather than doing productive work. Even children can have trouble focusing. Lake Forrest