The library has a seasonal newsletter available with activities and curriculum designed by Kathy Stoughton, M. Ed., that parents can use with their youngsters to build key skills. Kathy also offers information about less expensive—even free—college options that are now available and what to consider for the future. All the newsletters are available to view in the Children’s Room of the library and virtual programs are available below.

Virtual Programs Available Now:

Reducing the Costs of College

Available to watch any time, Kathy Stoughton has created a virtual program with an overview of several programs available today that can help families lower their costs for college along with some alternatives to traditional college that are becoming more popular. Simply click the link below to view the free hour-long program:
Reducing the Costs of College

Strategies for Parents: Making Math Easier To Learn

Watch a twelve-minute video below for easy activities and information that let parents help their kids become better at learning math! In her Helpful Hints videos, Kathy Stoughton shares what she has learned from spending over a decade helping teens and older students grow their math and science skills. She now designs materials and programs to help parents prevent the issues she sees her older students having. In this video Kathy focuses on helping parents build a strong foundation by explaining some important concepts and providing a free activity that reinforces those concepts.
Making Math Easier To Learn

Grocery Store Math Enrichment

Use your trip to the grocery store as an opportunity to help increase your kids’ math skills. This seven-minute video gives specific ideas of how to incorporate simple to more advanced math concepts to entertain and educate your kids.
Grocery Store Math Enrichment

Math Enrichment for One Dollar

This seven-minute video shows how to use a $1 deck of cards to build math skills that prevent later troubles.
Math Enrichment for One Dollar

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Kathy Stoughton, M. Ed, is an independent author and tutor who has over 10 years and 10,000 hours of experience teaching students Kathy Stoughton’s students have lowered their costs for college by millions of dollars. Kathy now creates materials to help other families accomplish the same objectives. Her materials for younger families have been used by over 4,700 teachers and parents. Kathy’s credentials and more of her materials, some of which are free, can be found on her websites: HenrysHelpers.com and EmpoweringLearners.com. To avoid a conflict of interest with their purpose, neither of Kathy’s sites have ads, tracking or similar activities.