Sharing Books

by our friends at Black Bear Academy

“A book is a gift you can open again and again” ~Garrison Keillor

As we end another successful Scholastic Book Fair at Black Bear Academy, and we approach the gift-giving season, we wanted to share some important tips aboutRead more


Back to School Tips from Black Bear Academy


It’s back- to- school time for the kids! There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and for some, a new school!  In short, there are a lot ofRead more


Does your child have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

From Black Bear Academy, 1801 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613

bb-33For children who have trouble falling or staying asleep, sensory strategies can be helpful to support your child's ability to self-regulate at night.  Most of the sensory strategies suggested by occupational therapists for babies can beRead more


How was your day?

From Black Bear Academy

bb-kid1Who knew this question would be so hard to answer? Many parents have shared with us the difficulty they experience getting their children to talk about their day at school. The younger the child, the more difficult this is. Often timeRead more