The Blog

As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Reading Readiness

Children should be able to read by the end of second grade. Do not wait for the end of the school year to discuss your child’s progress in reading. Read to your child everyday, asking questions about the content. Continue reading

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Dignified Junk Box for Creativity

Planning how to entertain your children during the summer takes some planning. Here are some ideas. Continue reading

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Preparation for Kindergarten

Parents who squander the time they have with their children doing pencil and paper tasks like the workbooks they have in school are not being helpful to their children.
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Make This Summer Happy and Productive

Summertime can be a productive, happy time or it can be destructive and boring. Continue reading

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Learning At Home

There  are many things parents can do at home that not  only will  make their children more successful at school but will also make  learning fun.   The best activities are those which involve children  actively  rather than passively with pencil  … Continue reading

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No Workbooks This Summer

Many  parents buy workbooks for their children in order  for them  to keep up with or get ahead of their school work over  the summer.  This equating of workbooks with learning sometimes makes for  a  miserable  summer for some children  … Continue reading

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FUN… Learning at Home

There  are many things parents can do at home that not  only will  make their children more successful at school but will also make  learning fun.   The best activities are those which involve children  actively  rather than passively with pencil  … Continue reading

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