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5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

January 20, 2017

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5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

Winter weather got you down? Too many snow days can lead to a family-wide case of cabin fever—but there are plenty of ways to stay active, entertained, and cozy! Check out these simple ideas the whole family can enjoy, no matter what’s in your weather forecast.

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How to Help Your Child Maintain a School-Life Balance

January 18, 2017

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How to Help Your Child Maintain a School-Life Balance

After-school activities are important for your child’s development and teach valuable life lessons. However, too many activities could lead to stress, exhaustion, or a lack of motivation. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your kids strike a balance between school, after-school programs, and free time.

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A High Schooler’s Perspective on Practicing with IXL

January 4, 2017

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A High Schooler's Perspective on Practicing with IXL

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest post from Mikaela S., a current 9th grader! Below, she shares the student perspective on using IXL. The digital age, where every desk has a computer, every wall has a TV, and every toddler has an iPad, has drastically changed the way students learn. Take it from me—I started using IXL to practice math before we even started learning how to count in school. The website has been a crucial part of my education since kindergarten, and 10 years later, I can say that it has really helped me stay on top of ...

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Start Your New Year Off Right with Resolutions for the Whole Family

Set and keep goals that the entire family can get behind

December 28, 2016

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Start Your New Year Off Right with Resolutions for the Whole Family

New Year’s resolutions are infamously hard to keep, yet they’re still a great way to look ahead and plan out the things you’d like to accomplish in the coming year. So why not set some goals as a family that will help you create more quality time and run a smoother household?

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Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

Free downloads for parents and teachers to make the most of time off

December 21, 2016

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Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

As you count down the days until break begins, we’ve rounded up some ways you can use IXL to keep students’ skills sharp during their time off. Read on to download our two free guides for parents and teachers.

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IXL Releases Middle School Science and Social Studies

December 20, 2016

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IXL Releases Middle School Science and Social Studies

We have good news for middle schoolers: IXL has just debuted science and social studies content for grades 6-8! These new grade levels put more than 250 exciting skills at your fingertips—and there’s more! Don’t miss our new and revamped math skills for 6th grade through Algebra 1. Read on to learn more or go to IXL.com to try out all of our new content!

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Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

December 6, 2016

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Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

With winter break fast approaching, it’s nice to look forward to some quality family time. For a holiday season to remember, we’ve created a list of fun family activities that will give you a chance to soak up the season—and learn a thing or two.

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Wonderful Winter Reads for Kids of All Ages

A chilly reading round-up perfect for the ice and snow

December 1, 2016

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Wonderful Winter Reads for Kids of All Ages

Curl up with a good book and a steaming mug of hot chocolate to ward off the winter chill! We’ve rounded up some great wintry picks for kids of all ages—and adults too—that will make this the most wonderful time of year.

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Teaching Kids to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

November 30, 2016

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Teaching Kids to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Flu season is upon us! Young children are particularly susceptible to this annual peak in influenza, which sends an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 to the hospital because of flu-related complications. One of the best ways to prevent kids from getting sick is to teach them how to practice good hygiene at home and at school, where the virus can easily spread among students. Read on for some ways you can help your kids stay healthy through winter and beyond!

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Give Thanks: Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities

November 21, 2016

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Give Thanks: Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities

This Thanksgiving, get to the heart of the holiday with random acts of kindness, thoughtful art projects, and more! Here are a few ways to fill those pre-dinner hours with meaningful activities that cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

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