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Local Berry Picking Guide

Your Local Guide to Berry Picking

Who doesn’t love fresh berries in the summer, especially kids?! Not only is it the perfect snack, berries also super healthy and a great way for our little ones to keep hydrated during those hot summer days. Thankfully, Charleston and the surrounding area hosts great temperatures for growing berries. Here is your local guide to berry […]

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Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

As a mom and an educator, I often have test anxiety for students around the Lowcountry. From an educational standpoint, testing is one measure of how state academic standards were taught and how students were able to take this information and apply it to an assessment. There is an important balance of preparing students for […]

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BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

On this day, Read Across America Day, we usually celebrate authors like Dr. Seuss (whose birthday was the choice for the annual reading celebration). Today, however, I would like to celebrate a different type of literacy hero, but first here is a little background. Many of your preschool-aged children might be receiving books from BEGIN […]

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Happy Trails; Tips for a Successful Journey Into Nature With Kids

Nature and an unpredictable toddler can blaze a trail of impending doom, but that bold leaping, hopping, skipping running stroll into the forest is worth it. There is learning around every corner. There are endless sights, colors and opportunity for exploration. A hike through a child’s eyes makes every leaf, pine cone and squirrel much […]

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