We all want our children to succeed in school. In fact, most of us spend a lot of time teaching our kids the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors, all needed for preschool and beyond. But did you know that there’s more to education than just academic skills? Nonacademic skills are those that we don’t often think about, but are critical to our kids’ development.
Are you thinking about homeschooling your preschooler? Have you made the big decision but are still anxious about doing things right? Homeschooling can be a great way to give your child an education you’re proud of, but could also be a bit daunting. The following article discusses the five most common homeschooling mistakes, and how to avoid them as you begin your adventure into homeschooling your child.
Sometimes when we want the best for our children, we don’t think about how far we’re pushing them. Research has shown that letting kids work on skills at their own pace helps them to become more motivated and interested learners. Read the following article to learn more about letting children direct their own learning, and discover ways to support them while they explore their skills.
Sometimes when it comes to learning, we oftentimes forget the struggle of being a kid and learning everything from scratch. Despite our best efforts, sometimes kids face difficulty learning certain concepts or skills. This can lead to frustration, or even worse: giving up. Thankfully, there are many ways to combat challenges in learning.
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.