NEA Parents' Resources

Keeping Kids Curious

Whether they’re at home or at school, children need opportunities and encouragement to keep learning.

Keeping Kids Curious

STEM Lessons in the Kitchen

Get your apron and your chef’s hat ready, we are headed into the kitchen for this one! Believe it or not, the kitchen is a place that inspires many lessons centered around science, math, technology, and engineering that you can teach your children...

The Value of Extracurricular Activities

“After-school special” takes on another meaning when it comes to extracurricular activities. After-school programs are fun, enjoyable and can provide the memories your child will hold onto for a lifetime. However, after-school activities are more...

The Benefits of Learning Another Language

The United States is often referred to as a melting pot—a country that has a diverse group of cultures, backgrounds and languages. In fact, while most of the population speaks only English at home, the Census Bureau reports over 350 languages are...

Technology in the Classroom and at Home

While school buildings look the same from the outside, they have definitely changed on the inside. In some classrooms, chalkboards have been replaced with interactive smart boards that digitize what’s being written on them in real time. You may also...

Help Your Child Excel in Middle School

Transitioning from elementary to middle school can be rough on students and parents. It’s your child’s first big change in their academic career in six years, which can cause anxiety, concern and decreased self-confidence. For many, it’s their first...

Using Books to Raise an Active Reader

This may seem obvious: reading with your children helps them learn to read and write at a young age. What might not seem obvious: the ways you can use books to support your child’s reading doesn’t always happen on the page. We’ll get to that, but...

Activities to Build a Foundation for Reading

Building a foundation of strong reading and writing skills doesn’t begin and end with a bedtime story. There are times throughout the day you can engage your child with words and stoke their imagination. Getting Started The first just requires a...

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