The Benefits of STEAM Curriculum

STEAM curriculum stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Walton Academy was one of the first elementary schools in Eastern, NC to implement STEAM lessons into our curriculum. These may seem like ordinary school subjects, but together these lessons promote higher-order thinking skills through hands-on learning. Promoting Innovation The content in our STEAM lessons […]

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Staying Healthy During COVID-19

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused concern throughout the world, closing schools, stores, and more public places to encourage people to protect themselves from the illness. Although the virus is new, researchers and doctors are learning more each day to determine how it spreads and who is most at risk. Risk & Symptoms […]

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Cultivate a Love of Learning

When children are in their youngest stages of life, their curiosity is at an all-time high. Babies and toddlers love to explore, play, and learn, but that love of learning sometimes gets lost. Some children end up disliking school, therefore their love of learning fades away with it. However, it can be cultivated. Here’s how: […]

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Empowering Your Children

Witnessing your child struggle can be painful, and oftentimes your parental instincts make you want to jump in and save the day. However, helping our children in this way can end up hurting them in the end. Allowing them to get through struggles on their own will help empower them and inspire resilience. Here’s how […]

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Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Today’s world is so dependent on technology, it can be easy for kids to miss out on practical life skills like handwriting a letter or reading a map. A study by AVG Technologies found that 58% of 3- to 5-year-olds in the U.S. could navigate a smartphone, but only one out of six, or 15%, […]

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Child Anxiety Myths

There are many assumptions made about child anxiety, many of which are false. Most tend to come from family and friends who do not have anxiety and are confused by the child’s feelings. Here are some common myths about child anxiety: There’s No Reason to be Anxious Many parents wonder what in the world their […]

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Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” Mindfulness helps children focus on what is happening now and keeps their thoughts from drifting, helping them build skills like focus and self-control. […]

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Keeping Holidays Stress-Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest. Between buying gifts for all your family and friends, to holiday events, family gatherings, and more, a joyful holiday can become more stressful than it should be. When kids see their parents getting stressed, they can become stressed too. Here’s what to […]

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Keeping Your Child Motivated in School

Success in school starts at home, but so can failure. Studies have shown that poor academic performance is linked to factors like poor nutrition, lack of sleep, obesity, and lack of parental support. Conversely, the same studies have shown higher test scores for students whose homes foster healthy habits, regular routines, and good communication habits. […]

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Tips for Elementary School Success

According to the U.S. Department of Education, parent support is more important to school success than a child’s I.Q., economic status, or school setting. Wondering what you can do to foster your child’s success in school? Keep reading: Positive Attitude Show enthusiasm about your child’s school to help your children get excited and eager to […]

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