Dec. 11, 2017

Just a decade ago, nobody knew that smart phones and tablets would take the world by storm. In recent days, our iPhones and iPads have revolutionized our lives—fundamentally changing the way we do things. Just like in everyday life, technology in the classroom offers new and exciting ways to deliver lessons and reinforce important skills. But as with any change, using devices in the classroom can be difficult to implement and manage.

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Dec. 5, 2017

Most of us remember long school days filled with memorizing multiplication tables and learning formulas with very little reasoning behind the operations we used. But in today’s classroom, not only are kids learning more complex math sooner, they’re developing number sense to understand the steps they take to solve problems. This article will explore different strategies to use as we teach kids to grow their number sense and gain a thorough understanding of math.

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Nov. 28, 2017

As parents, we know that our kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Since our kids are natural scientists, early childhood is the best time to begin exploring chemistry to learn more about the chemicals and materials in their world. Inspire and fascinate your child with the following physical science activities for kids! 

 

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Nov. 20, 2017

Let’s delve into the world of physics and see how fun it can be for kids! While physics sounds like a tough subject to tackle, there are many kid-friendly experiments to engage kids while exposing them to meaningful STEM activities.

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Nov. 14, 2017

Whether we realize it or not, kids have a natural ability to make sense of the world around them using mathematical thinking. Ask any child if they’d like more or less candy, and they’ll probably tell you more! To continue their learning, it’s necessary that they build a strong number sense, which helps them understand math, rather than completing problems through memorization. This article will give you the strategies your child needs to develop a solid number sense for mathematical mastery!

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Nov. 10, 2017

Since artwork is one of the very first outlets kids use to express their individuality, it’s no wonder that they love it so much! But did you know that engaging in art can have a huge impact on your child’s academic and lifelong success? Kids use art to explore their world, all while building a foundation for a whole host of critical skills! 

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Oct. 27, 2017

Reading, writing, math and science: kids learn these subjects and more when they go to school. But what good is all the knowledge in the world if a child never learns to be a good person? For kids, some of the most important lessons lie within learning to develop their own self-esteem and a healthy sense of integrity and character. This article explores simple ways to build self-esteem and character, using engaging activities that can be done at home!

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Oct. 16, 2017

The weather is getting cooler, and winter is right around the corner. There’s no better time to get outdoors to enjoy nature than the fall! This autumn, let’s explore the great outdoors with fun-filled STEM science activities perfect for early learners!

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Oct. 9, 2017

Gifted kids crave a good challenge. In fact, kids who are identified as gifted and talented need more stimulation to keep them motivated and extending their abilities beyond what you can imagine! Luckily, no matter if your child is homeschooled or goes to school, there are many fascinating and challenging activities your little learner can complete at home to keep them busy and learning. 

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Oct. 3, 2017

When it comes to multitasking, you may have heard of the popular expression, “kill one bird with two stones”. In today’s classroom, teachers are now mixing math with literacy skills, in stark contrast to the math drills we’ve once endured in our own childhood! Not only is using literacy skills to teach math a convenient way to teach across the curriculum, but it helps teach kids to thoroughly understand the processes behind the math they learn. 

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