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4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

Reading in Two Languages My son is growing up in a bilingual household, but he’s already chosen his dominant language – English. This doesn’t surprise me, given that the community surrounding him speaks English.  Therefore, I have to work harder to get him to engage in Spanish. It takes dedication, patience, and persistence on my part, […]

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National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

The month of March is National Arts Education Month. And fortunately for us living in Wine Country, we are surrounded by the arts. Parks and wineries showcase majestic sculptures, while coffee shops, restaurants, and even hospitals display works by local artists. Whether at a brewery, farmer’s market, or festival, we are able to find live […]

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What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

Like most parents, sending your child to preschool is one of the most exciting, anticipated, dreaded, and stressful milestones that occur in their first five years of life. Hours online, scheduling tours, meeting directors, filling out paperwork, and then you find the one that you think is the perfect fit. It has chickens, it’s painted […]

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5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

What is STEAM and why is it important? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Incorporating art and creativity into learning these subjects has transitioned STEM into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) STEM occupations are in high demand, with computer occupations projected to see the highest growth. In fact, computer […]

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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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4 Wonderful Benefits of a Preschool Co-op

4 Wonderful Benefits of a Preschool Co-op

The Preschool Co-op Picture this – a little, one-room school house full of sweet, curious toddlers learning and playing together with their parents. The students are seen as children, and they thrive in a place where they can grow and become independent at their own rate. This is the reality of a preschool co-op, which […]

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Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Homework. Just the word alone can prompt a severe allergic reaction from kids and parents alike. The continuing debate over whether or not homework is valuable is still all over the internet. Whatever the case, most kids will likely have homework in some form throughout the school year. Aside from how we personally feel about homework, […]

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Choosing the “Right” School for Your Child:: Our Bloggers Weigh In

If you're new to Wine Country, you might be surprised to learn that our school system is sort of unconventional. Many districts allow inter- (transferring out of district) and intra-district (same district, different school)  transfers. There are several exceptional private schools, and there are many homeschooling families (and co-ops) that offer a variety of programs. [...]
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