As parents, it’s easy to get lost in the daily routine, helping kids with homework and pushing them to achieve their potential every day. But learning all the math and science available won’t make kids productive and contributing members of society. That’s why it’s critically important to instill within our kids a sense of civics and community. This article takes a look at teaching citizenship to elementary students, and will give you 6 great ideas to use with your child.
Most parents read to their children starting from day one. But once kids enter kindergarten, it’s expected that they can recognize and recite the alphabet. So how can we, as parents, make a bridge from reading about the alphabet, to actually learning to recognize it? The answer is as simple as by mixing it up! By offering a variety of activities, especially those that require hands-on learning, kids learn the alphabet in no time. Keep reading to discover 10 exciting alphabet activities for preschoolers!
Once there was a sweet little girl. She was very pretty, and everyone loved her. She lived with her mother. Her mother gave her a lot of presents all the time. Once she made a little red riding hood from a piece of velvet. It was a very pretty hood and the little girl looked very pretty when she wore it. She loved the hood so much that she wore it all the time and did not wear anything else. As she always wore the red riding hood she was given the name of Little Red Riding Hood.
Like any other developmental milestone, kids have to be ready to begin learning to read. Just like you wouldn’t want to wean your child before he or she is ready to start solid foods, you wouldn’t want to introduce reading if your child is unable to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Though it might be tricky to recognize the signs of reading readiness, we should look for definite cues that kids are ready to begin reading.
If you think about the people in your life you probably know someone who calls themselves a “bad speller”. While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, some people grow up accepting the notion that they just can’t spell or write well. Even so, you probably also know that spelling and writing properly are ingredients for a successful career and professional life. Luckily, your child doesn’t have to grow up believing they are bad at spelling.
Think about the last article, blog post, or book you read. Did you ask yourself questions while you read? Like most skilled readers and critical thinkers, you probably were continuously asking questions, even if you didn’t realize it. Asking questions helps us to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a piece of text, and challenges us to expand our thinking.
When it comes to teaching our kids to read, it may seem like a daunting and impossible task for someone who isn’t already an early education teacher. While sight word flashcards and worksheets are no doubt important, the first step to teaching kids how to read is simply to pick up a book and start reading. This article explores ways to read with your child to maximize early literacy and language learning.
As parents, we probably place the most emphasis on reading, writing, and math. While these subjects are no doubt important, sometimes we forget that learning about the world is just as important to our kids’ educational success, as well as raising informed citizens. But how do we add even more learning into our already packed schedules?
More than ever before, we live in an ever-connected world, where people from across the globe work together to make business and diplomacy thrive. It’s never been more important for your child to learn to love the differences we share as people, and to work with those that are different from them.
Ask any teenager if they like to read, and you might be disappointed with their answer. While some young adults love to read, many are growing up attached to their video games and smart phones. Luckily there are many ways to nurture a lifelong love for reading within our littlest of learns. Keep reading to find out how to plant the seeds necessary to grow our kids’ love for reading.