Celebrating Black History Month with Kids

February is Black History Month! Since the 1970’s, the United States has set aside the month of February to celebrate, reflect and learn about the incredible contributions that Black Americans have made throughout history. Celebrating Black History Month with kids also means learning about and uplifting the tremendous amount of Black excellence in our present-day […]

Best Books to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Kids

May is Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month. It is a time to learn about the amazingly rich heritage of of the AAPI community as well as discover the rich cultural contributions and advancements of a vibrant and diverse group of people. This month the Franklin Book Corner focuses on books that embrace and explore […]

Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles and Orange County this May

May has arrived! The Jacaranda tress are blooming, the beaches and parks are full of life and the countdown to summer has officially begun! May brings family friendly events celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage month, Mother’s day, and the return of movies in the park!  With the warmer and longer days, this month […]

The Value of Collaboration 

I wish it were possible to say that if you work with your child collaboratively for six weeks or six months, he or she will acquire all of the capacities needed to manage the demands of school independently. But the truth is that many children with LBLDs need years of collaborative support to contend with […]

Best Earth Day Books To Read with Kids

April is Earth Month. It is a time to learn and focus on the challenges our plant faces as well as to think about ways we can make our Earth a cleaner and better place today and in the future. This month the Franklin Book Corner focuses on books about the planet, as well as […]

April Is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month, also known as World Autism Month and Autism Awareness Month. Since 1972 The Autism Society has taken the month of April to promote Autism awareness, celebrate the amazing achievements of Autistic individuals and to change the narrative around Autism. Here at Franklin, we are committed to supporting individuals and families navigating […]

Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles and Orange County this April

April is here and with it has come the longer days and warmer weather, a sure sign that Spring has sprung in Southern California. With the longer days, April is a fantastic time for families looking to get out and and have fun in Los Angeles and Orange County all month long. With family friendly […]

We Don’t Make Mistakes, We Make Decisions

For many years I have observed that parents, teachers, and other adults recite the maxim, “We learn from our mistakes,” when a child makes a decision that leads to an undesirable outcome. Clearly, the intention is to help the child not feel bad about what may have gone wrong in hopes that the event will […]

Test Taking Tips and Tricks

We all have our own tried and true test taking tips and tricks, and with test taking season upon us, it’s important to be prepared. Test taking brings a myriad of emotions and potential challenges for students and parents alike, but with expert-approved test taking tips and tricks we can help our students approach them […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids

March is Women’s History Month! Since the turn of the century, the United States has set aside time to learn about the history of women’s rights as well as the incredible contributions that women have made throughout history.  It has grown from a single day in 1911, March 8, to a whole week in the […]