The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

You can find the latest issue of Today's Family magazine — inside the March issue of Today's Woman ! That's two magazin...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Here's to a great, albeit short, weekend! We hope your family has lots of fun together. However, don't forget to spring forward for Daylight Savings Time (and get a free Krispy Kreme donut on March 9th, too!).

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Teacher Feature- Lisa Stringfellow


“I love working with middle school kids because they have a great sense of humor and are unpredictable,” says Lisa Stringfellow, a 5th grade teacher at Kentucky Country Day.

Lisa, who has been teaching for 20 years, teaches Language and Literacies, which integrates technology skills with the language arts curriculum. As far as Lisa’s teaching moto goes, she simply says to follow your passions and find the things that are interesting to you. “There’s always a book out there for everyone. I always try to help [kids] find that match.”

As well as teaching 5th graders, Lisa also teaches a fine arts knitting class to 7th and 8th grade students. She is involved with a community service organization called Stitch For a Cause and has been a part of that for nine years now. She helps teach middle school kids how to knit and also do a little bit of selling. They make items for organizations such as the Kentucky Humane Society and March of Dimes. “It’s a hands on way to teach kids hobbies and show them that they can also be something comforting [to others].”

Lisa was awarded a professional development grant this past spring, which she has used to develop the manuscript she is currently working on. Lisa will be attending the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators conference in New York. Along with writing her own book, she says she is always trying new things. “I have a strong interest in educational technology- learning how to program new websites and introduce kids to new ideas. I am interested in media and how we can use visual literacy.”

Lisa suggests that parents help to foster their kid’s interests. “Anything can be explored and that can lead to what kind of books they read. There is a big push in passion-based learning. Encourage them to read… more about reading for pleasure rather than it being forced. [Kids] are more likely to develop into readers for life if they read the things they like.”

To nominate a teacher for a Today's Family Teacher Feature Award sponsored by Metro United Way, click here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Win a Summer Camp from the Louisville Ballet!

The dancer in your family will love this prize.  One lucky winner will receive a Summer Dance Program session at the Louisville Ballet School, June 16- July 18. Offering programs for dancers of all levels, the Louisville Ballet School's Summer Dance Program is a perfect summer camp that will get your child moving to the beat.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Miranda's Favorite Things- March 2014

Five great things Today's Family Now editor Miranda Popp is loving this month:

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Fun Way to Keep Your Family Active

After long days of work and school, it is so easy for a family to want to just curl up on the couch and watch television. I want to motivate families to stay active inside their homes, especially during these cold winter months!

For the month of March, I am encouraging families to stay active with a fun and creative family bonding activity.  
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