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Inquiry-Based Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Young Learners

Nov. 11, 2018

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As an adult, it’s only natural for us to seek out the information that we want to learn using the internet, books, or data. Even so, for many decades, students have been taught in classrooms with the idea that teachers simply impart information into a child’s brain. Luckily years of research have revealed that these methods are outdated, and new strategies, like inquiry-based learning, are much more motivating and rewarding for kids. No matter if you’re a teacher or a parent, it’s easy to incorporate inquiry-based activities into your student’s learning routine. Keep reading to learn more about this intriguing learning method and strategies to use in your home or classroom!

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The Role of Rewards in Learning

Sept. 4, 2017

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Some think rewards are band aids, serving as just another way for parents to control or influence kids’ behavior.  Others think rewards can be used as a tool for learning. To look at the role of rewards in a child’s development, one must understand reward systems, and how to implement them in a way that isn’t simply bribery. Keep reading to find out how an effective rewards system can advance your child’s learning.

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6 Strategies to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

Aug. 28, 2017

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One of the greatest challenges of parenting school-aged kids is trying to engage the unengaged. This can lead to a frustrating cycle, causing strife for both parent and child. Here’s an article to address one of childhood’s most pressing issues: motivating the reluctant learners. Keep reading to find strategies to engage kids who are seemingly indifferent to learning. 

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How to Recognize and Support the Gifted Child?

Nov. 14, 2016

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Have you ever thought that your child is different than others? If your child seems to know things that other children just don’t understand, then you may be raising a gifted child. When so many kids out there need help to catch up with peers, giftedness often goes overlooked or under supported. At risk for underachievement, gifted kids need support too! The following article focuses on how to recognized giftedness in your child and how best to support your budding whiz kid. 

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The Role of Nonacademic Skills in Early Learning

Nov. 7, 2016

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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. 

 

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Top 5 Homeschooling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Oct. 17, 2016

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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.

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Letting Kids Work at Their Own Pace

Aug. 22, 2016

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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.

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6 Ways to Support a Struggling Learner

Aug. 15, 2016

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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. 

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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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