WHAT YOUNG VIEWERS CAN LEARN FROM THE OLYMPICS

August 9, 2016

This summer, elite athletes from 205 countries are competing in more than 300 events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In addition to being a...

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UNSTRUCTURED FAMILY TIME A GOOD PLAN FOR SUMMER

July 18, 2016

While the summer months often conjure up thoughts of lazy days spent at the playground and under the sprinkler, this isn't the reality for many...

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 8, 2016

GEMS World Academy-Chicago is committed to forming lasting relationships between our faculty and parents to create a nurturing environment for our...

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BEATING THE RAINY-DAY BLUES ... WITH NO ADDED SCREEN TIME

March 24, 2016

The beginning of spring can be a magical time for children, especially here in the Chicago area. After months spent huddling indoors on frigid...

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF EXTRACURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT

March 9, 2016

Chess, fencing, dance, soccer, the Russian language — students at GEMS World Academy-Chicago can explore these and other interests after the final...

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STUDYING LANGUAGE PROVIDES LASTING COGNITIVE BENEFITS

November 17, 2015

Ask people to list the benefits of studying a world language in school, and they'll probably talk about enhanced communication skills and...
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PRESCHOOL BUILDS AN IMPORTANT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD

October 8, 2015

When it comes to your child's education, the early years are some of the most important. A good preschool lays the foundation for a lifetime of...

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A REMINDER ABOUT THE POWER OF BOOKS

September 1, 2015

 

I) WHY SHOULD I READ?

“The importance of reading as an avenue to improved reading has been stressed by theorists, researchers, and practitioners...

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EASING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION

August 10, 2015

 It's that time again...

For many kids, few transitions are as thorny as the one leading from summer vacation to school.

The relative freedom of...

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