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Factors to consider while choosing a summer camp for your kids.

Finding a balance between your children’s wants and your needs while piecing together a full summer schedule can be daunting, as there are hundreds of summer programs in the Seattle area to choose from. Which programs are best? Look for programs that have the following four elements, and both your needs and your child’s needs…

Benefits of Early Computer Science Education.

“Computer Science is a liberal art: it’s something that everybody should be exposed to and everyone should have a mastery of to some extent.” — Steve Jobs. If you’re like most parents today, you probably remember when you got ahold of your first computer, or you logged onto the internet for the first time. Maybe…

How I got the best out of my College Education.

I moved to the US from Mumbai, India in 2008. I went to Utah State University for my Computer Science Masters program after 4 years of BE in Computer Engineering and 2 years of work experience as a Software Engineer. From conversations with NRIs over the years, I have noticed that different people move here…

How I make the most out of a Parent Teacher Conference.

Are you a parent like me, who becomes a bit anxious when the parent teacher conference (PTC) is approaching?? We all know that PTC  just lasts a few minutes and it is such a important time and a great opportunity to help our child do his/her best at school! There are so many queries running in my mind,  about which I wait…

3 Ways For Kids To Achieve Best Results In Chess Competitions.

Chess is a game that teaches us sportsmanship, good decision making, patience, planning, and how to learn from mistakes. These traits are enhanced by positive encouragement and personalized instruction. If your child likes playing chess and participating in Chess Competitions, here are some tips put together by Chess4Life, a Chess Education Center in Greater Seattle…

Why is Chess Important for your Child?

Chess is one of the world’s most popular strategic board games, where each player controls 16 pieces with the objective of checkmating his or her opponent’s king. Each piece moves with a unique pattern, and provides different advantages in gameplay. This complex and intriguing competition is one that requires patience, sportsmanship, perseverance, and critical thinking….

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

There are several competitive events that enable students to develop leadership skills. FBLA is one of them. FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. Most high schools have an FBLA club. Students in grades 9-12 can participate in FBLA. There are many different categories, including individual and group tests, mock interviews, speeches, presentations, and…

Rethinking College Admission Criteria

If you have a child in high school, then surely college admissions must be on your mind. Is my child’s GPA good enough? Will he/she get accepted to the program of their choice? These worries reign on your mind. With adequate learning resources, getting a good GPA is achievable. However, is a good GPA enough?…

Kid’s Transition from Middle School to High School

The period when your child transitions from middle school to high school could be overwhelming for a parent just as much as it is for the child as there are so many unknowns and you are not sure what to expect. Here is some info on what you could expect, as a parent, and how…

What should you look for in a Montessori school?

Montessori Education is an educational approach developed by Dr Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female physician. Based on her scientific background and clinical understanding, Dr Montessori observed how young people learn best when engaged in purposeful activity rather than simply being fed information. The hallmark of a Montessori program is a prepared classroom environment. Each classroom is…

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