Old Trail's priority has always been guiding each child’s growth in all areas. Our blog provides resources, advice and insights to help parents foster their child's development and future.
Fostering Growth – Inside and Out
This time of year offers plenty of opportunities for children to get outside. Exploring the outdoors, learning in nature and playing in the fresh air all have immense benefits for children’s physical health and cognitive development.
Old Trail Teachers Recommend Top Summer Reading Books
As students transition from one grade to the next, it’s important for them to continue making progress as readers and learners, especially this summer when many activities may not be as readily available for children.
As we approach the final weeks of the school year, the novelty of learning and working from home has likely diminished for everyone. After such an abrupt change and through this prolonged lack of social connections, many children may be feeling stressed, sad and lonely.
How to Keep Your Children Engaged During Distance Learning
We know parents are juggling many concerns right now. We don’t think wondering about your child’s education should be one of them. As an educational leader in our community, Old Trail School wants to act as a resource for all families who may be looking for guidance, support or opportunities to enhance learning in the home.
Helping Children Manage Stress During Anxious Times
It can be challenging to provide children with reassurance as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic status. As parents, we feel obligated to stay informed of the developing situation, even as each update brings more uncertainty and/or reminds us of unpleasant and frightening possibilities.
If you’ve happened to stumble into the child psychology or social science sections of your local bookstore recently, you’ve also probably noticed an increasing number of works focused on the resilience of children.
This past summer, I attended a teacher institute at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. While there, I learned the importance of teachingAmerican Indian history and culture in ways that are accurate and culturally specific, as well as explaining to students that native people are part of our present, not just our past.