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Best Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Early Learners
Dec. 3, 2018 Blog post Best Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Early Learners main image

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. 

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10 Effective Multisensory Writing Activities for Kids
Nov. 5, 2018 Blog post 10 Effective Multisensory Writing Activities for Kids main image

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!

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Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Pre-K through Grade 3 (Part I)
Sept. 26, 2018 Blog post Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Pre-K through Grade 3 (Part I) main image

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! 

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The Story of The Little Red Riding Hood
Aug. 2, 2018 Blog post The Story of The Little Red Riding Hood main image

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.

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4 Common Reading Mistakes and How to Fix Them
June 15, 2018 Blog post 4 Common Reading Mistakes and How to Fix Them main image

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.

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6 Mistakes in Elementary Grammar and Lessons on How to Fix Them
Jan. 9, 2018 Blog post 6 Mistakes in Elementary Grammar and Lessons on How to Fix Them main image

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! 

 

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4 Ways to Help Kids Struggling with Sight Words
Jan. 2, 2018 Blog post 4 Ways to Help Kids Struggling with Sight Words main image

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.

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