Why We Chose to Call it The Willow School?

Many visitors to our school in Vero Beach ask, “Why did you choose to call it The Willow School?” In 2004 when we founded the school, we were looking for a name that acknowledged the importance of nature and reflected the beauty that exists all around us. We wanted a nature name because it also […]

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7 Easy Ideas to Help Get Your Child Reading

Many parents feel stressed about reading. It is, after all, one of the most important skills we possess and without it, life today is extremely difficult. Even with the advent of technology, reading is still a must. Think about it- websites, emails, texts etc. So, how can parents help their children to read and encourage them […]

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What’s So Great About Hands on Learning?

Let me ask you a question. How did you learn to ride a bicycle?  Was it from reading a manual or maybe from watching a video?  No, it was from getting on the bike, having mommy or daddy hold on and run with you as you learned to balance, right? Then you mastered the skill […]

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Finding the Right Math Program for Each and Every day!

Sometimes children come to school either not liking math or not fully understanding math concepts. This can easily be remedied by using an engaging, hands on math program. Last year there was a young student starting in 2nd grade; let’s call her Annie.  Annie’s parents said that at her old school she had hated math and […]

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