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.
If you’ve ever sat down with your child to practice writing, you probably already know what a daunting task it is to teach any kid how to write! Factor out the tears and frustration by using multisensory writing activities to introduce your little writer to proper letter formation. This article discusses multisensory learning and will give you 10 new ways to practice effective handwriting skills with your preschooler!
When teaching your child to read, you probably haven’t given much thought to chapter books. When we’re busy helping kids decode words, and read sentences, we might fall into the trap that longer books are only for older children. But if you think about it, one of the most important missions in teaching kids to read is to plant the seeds for enjoyment. Reading should be fun, and chapter books can immerse your child in the world of the story! This article lists some of the best read-aloud chapter books for you to enjoy with your child to improve story comprehension and analysis skills!
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.
Even though it seems like it should be easy, learning to read can become a source of frustration for both kids and parents alike. Sometimes we expect kids to go from sight words to reading fluency without much trouble in between, when in fact there are multiple mistakes and errors kids commonly make.
It’s only natural for kids to make mistakes when they’re learning to speak and write. Unfortunately, when left uncorrected, kids will take their grammar mistakes with them to high school and beyond! Nip those early grammar problems in the bud with quick and simple lessons!
Sometimes, regardless of the effort we put in as parents to teach our kids to read, they still struggle to learn the basics. This causes stress and frustration for the whole family, and a familiar task like reading becomes a chore. Luckily, if one strategy doesn’t work, another one might do the trick.