The Parish School Blog

Jul 28, 2021

Activities to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Parents and children all have the same dream – to spend their summer days having fun without the stress and pressure of the school year. However, many parents also worry that too much fun could cause the dreaded “summer slide.” Luckily, there are many ways to have fun while still preparing for the school year ahead.
Apr 1, 2021

Language, Literacy and Math Activities That Use Plastic Eggs

It’s springtime in Texas, which means the grass is growing, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and stores everywhere are selling plastic eggs! These fun, brightly colored eggs offer numerous opportunities for engaging, play-based learning activities for children of all ages. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, these activities are great for all families!
Apr 8, 2020

5 Tips to Help Establish a Distance Learning Routine

Families all over the world have been impacted by schools and businesses closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This change is leaving students, teachers and parents to navigate the new territory of distance learning with parents taking on the role of overseeing their child’s schoolwork, all while juggling their own work from home. This can lead to a lot of added stress, frustration and anxiety for all involved. One of the best ways to help children (and adults) adjust to a new normal is by establishing a routine. Here are a few tips to help you set a routine for your family.
May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?