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Using Arrays and Skip Counting to Teach Multiplication

April 26, 2022

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If your child is having some trouble mastering more advanced math problems like division or two-digit multiplication, it might be worth revisiting their basic multiplication facts. Practicing multiplication facts doesn’t have to involve tedious drills and boring flash cards though! In fact, it is most important that your child understands the concept of multiplication first. In this article, you’ll learn how visuals such as arrays and skip counting on a number line can help your child visualize how multiplication works.

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Fostering Social and Emotional Learning at Home and in the Classroom

Nov. 25, 2021

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For toddlers and preschoolers, temper tantrums are often met with annoyance and discouragement. But what parents and teachers must remember is that these behavioral outbursts are usually due to kids just not knowing how to cope with their biggest feelings. To help children deal with everyday stressors, utilize Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies to improve both behavior and learning. Keep reading to find four fantastic ideas for incorporating SEL into your child’s day.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
The Benefits of Play-Based Learning

Aug. 25, 2021

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This year has been a difficult one for lots of reasons. Rising numbers of parents and caregivers have been homeschooling their children, whilst working full-time jobs in the midst of a global pandemic and this has added new unprecedented strains and stresses. It has also meant that caregivers have had to be adaptable and creative about the way they educate their children.

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How Effective is Online Learning for the Youngest Learners? Tips to Improve Success

Nov. 9, 2020

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After the pivot to online learning that occurred last spring, many parents and teachers can probably agree that online learning has taken a toll on their kids’ learning. That leads many of us to the same question: just how effective is online learning, and what can be done to make it more successful? Join us as we explore the effectiveness of school online, and keep reading to discover tips for online learning success.

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset from an Early Age

Sept. 30, 2019

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Today more than ever before do teachers and parents have the best opportunity to help their children unleash their full potential! Because of a paradigm shift from teacher-centered learning to one that guides kids to take ownership of their learning, kids have never been more equipped to become successful. This article explores how to develop a growth mindset and offers six super strategies to encourage children to take charge of their own academic achievement!

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Establishing Good Study Habits from an Early Age

July 5, 2018

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Too often, kids arrive in high school with a dread for school and an underappreciation for learning. That’s why it’s so important to build a strong love for learning, and to set the stage for strong study habits early in life. If you’re wondering how to help your child build strong study habits, this article will shed some light to help the earliest of learners to plant the seeds for good study habits and lifetime learning!

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Self Esteem and Character Building Games for Kids

June 29, 2018

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Reading, writing, math and science: kids learn these subjects and more when they go to school. But what good is all the knowledge in the world if a child never learns to be a good person? For kids, some of the most important lessons lie within learning to develop their own self-esteem and a healthy sense of integrity and character. This article explores simple ways to build self-esteem and character, using engaging activities that can be done at home!

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5 Skill-Building Fingerplays for Preschoolers

Feb. 6, 2017

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What can be more fun than moving, jumping, singing, and dancing? Kids love to sing and dance, and just act silly. If you’re looking for yet another fantastic strategy to use with your little one to help them build essential skills during play, look no further! Fingerplay is delightfully fun, and gives your child’s mind and body a great workout. This article will give you all the reasons why your child needs fingerplay in their lives, and great ideas to get started. 

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The Importance of Sensory Play

Aug. 8, 2016

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At a time when technology dominates our lives, it is important to remember the benefits that sensory learning has upon our little learners. One of the most exciting ways to support your child’s learning is to incorporate fun, messy sensory play into their everyday play. Here is a handful of ideas to help you get started.

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7 Tips to Set Creative Play for Kids

Dec. 6, 2015

Creative, or free, play encourages kids’ imagination and creativity, involves all their muscles, and contributes to their development. It helps kids discover themselves and explore the world around them. Although it’s called creative, it should be carefully organized by an adult. In this case children would be able to fulfill their creative potential.

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