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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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What Is Gifted and Talented Education

April 23, 2022

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Do you sometimes wonder whether your child might be gifted?  

Maybe your child reads voraciously, talks endlessly and has a never ending stream of questions. Maybe your child has a quirky sense of humor and seems wise beyond their years. Maybe they are inconsolable when they fail at something.

Whether your child is designated gifted or not, it’s a worthy subject to explore. You might recognize traits of giftedness in your child and want to nurture these traits, or simply understand better how to parent your child.

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What’s the Weather?

April 19, 2022

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In today’s technology laden world we can start the day by simply asking our digital assistants “What’s the weather going to be today?” But weather goes far deeper and can be far more interesting than just whether or not you are going to put on a jacket today. We are going to explore the fascinating world of weather and show fun ways you can interact with the weather every day!

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Children, Learning, and Gender Differences: 6 Strategies to Support Your Child’s Learning Style

March 4, 2022

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Have you ever heard a teacher say, “These rambunctious boys are getting on my last nerve!” or “These girls aren’t interested in participating in physical education.”. Some people might say science and math activities appeal to boys, and girls prefer literature and art. Is that really an accurate statement? How did these stereotypes emerge anyway? Continue reading!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Striking a Balance Between Traditional and Digital Learning

Feb. 15, 2022

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In modern times such as these, it is important to ensure that children are provided with an education that harnesses both the progressive power of technology, and the traditional methods of learning that are proven to enhance academic achievement. 

Finding a balance between these two techniques can be difficult for teachers, and those homeschooling their children, however it is possible.

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Three Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Jan. 5, 2022

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Let’s look at 3 science experiments one could turn into a fun activity in order to keep the young ones interested while learning. Continue reading to dive into the world of science!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Importance of PHSE Education for Young Learners Development

Dec. 20, 2021

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Ensuring children’s progress in line with their developmental milestones is very important, as it allows them to continue their education in a way that will equip them with the skills they need to function within society. In order to achieve this, children need to be taught relevant personal, practical, economic and emotional life skills, alongside the academic curriculum, all of which will form them into well-rounded human beings. This is the main purpose of PSHE education.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
How To Develop Your Child's Ear for Music and Sense of Rhythm?

Nov. 5, 2021

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Could your child be bilingual? Music is often referred to as the universal language. As parents, we try to provide opportunities to a wide variety of activities that stimulate cognitive brainwork, like engaging in music-related activities. Getting musical brings your child the following benefits. Read more to find out which ones.

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Best Math Manipulatives to Have at Home

Aug. 27, 2021

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Classrooms are full of useful tools. Why not have some of those tools at home? This is a list of some of the most useful math manipulatives to assist students when they are at home. Moreover, one may use visual learning methods to teach theit child math.

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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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