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Why You Should Encourage Creative Writing this Summer

There has been a great deal of emphasis on STEM in the media lately, which has led to many parents being preoccupied with their children’s performance in the sciences. While these subjects are undeniably important, it’s also critical to provide children with a well-rounded education and give them ...

Going Back to School Safely

Returning to the classroom this fall has many parents, students, and teachers feeling anxious. Is it safe? What will school look like with so many new precautions in place? Unfortunately, COVID-19 has become a politically-charged issue, and making matters even worse is the amount of misinformation s...

How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Looking for easy ways to keep your kids’ minds sharp over the summer? Summer learning loss is a very real phenomenon. Statistics show that school-aged children between 2nd and 9th grade can lose an average of 25%-30% of what they learn during the school year. But with just a little review over the s...

Cool Locker Decorating Ideas

Student In Front of Colorful Lockers

Before you know it, school will be back in session and while this school year will probably look a lot different compared to previous years thanks to the pandemic, one fact remains the same: you need some cool locker ideas to impress your friends and express your personality. Below, you’ll find pl...

5 Alternatives to Fidget Spinners

Child with a Yellow and Blue Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners can be a helpful tool for children with ADHD, keeping their hands busy so they can concentrate. Unfortunately, many schools don’t allow them in the classroom because for other children, they’re a distraction. While GEDDES is well-known for our school supplies, we also sell a select...

Ways to Limit Screen Time for Kids

Two Young Girls Watching Television on a Laptop Computer

Most parents have a love-hate relationship with screen time. On the one hand, you may not be able to get anything done without handing your child their iPad or setting them up on Netflix for a few hours. On the other hand, you know all that screen time isn’t ideal—and then there are the inevitable...