Activities

Study (De-)Stress

Finals season is here, and so is the stress that comes with studying for them! But don't worry, there's no need to freak out over finals. In fact, here are some ways to get rid of your stress and go into your exams with confidence!Make a list of all the exams and things you...

Making Meaning

For most parents, they understand how important reading is for children, especially at a young age. As they grow older though, it can be more difficult to gauge whether they understand the meaning of what they are reading. Here are a few ways you as a parent can help you child find meaning in what...

Summer Reading Programs

Summer is almost here, which for libraries across the nation, means summer reading programs will begin soon. Summer reading programs are one of the most effective ways to get your children, teens, and even yourself to read during summer break. Most libraries offer these programs for free, and by simply reading and logging what...

Read Out Loud: Not Just for Kids

Studies have shown that when parents read out loud to their children, the child's reading skills improve greatly. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of these read alouds:Go beyond simply readingInvolve your child in the process—if they are young, ask what colors appear on the page. Ask them...

Snow Day Solutions

Winter is officially here in the St. Charles area, and with it comes the threat of Snow Days. But never fear: we at Learning Ascent have you covered. Here are activities you can do with your kids that will make the coldest Snow Day into warm memories (and they're all educational too!)Paper Plane Targets         You...