July 23, 2018

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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July 17, 2018

Is your child already bored this summer? The summer months are filled with fun and relaxation, but gifted and talented kids need extra stimulation to stave off boredom. If your gifted child is hungry for learning, but you don’t know where to start, begin by planning summer activities for kids to fit each subject of the curriculum! Keep learning minds growing and read this article to find fresh ideas to keep your child energized this summer.  

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July 11, 2018

Like any other developmental milestone, kids have to be ready to begin learning to read. Just like you wouldn’t want to wean your child before he or she is ready to start solid foods, you wouldn’t want to introduce reading if your child is unable to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Though it might be tricky to recognize the signs of reading readiness, we should look for definite cues that kids are ready to begin reading. 

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July 10, 2018

Before you sign your child up for that expensive summer camp, remember that with a little know-how, you can create a math enrichment summer program all from your very own home! By simply mixing math into your child’s everyday routine, you can boost your child’s math skills this summer in a big way. This article will give you 8 powerful ideas to incorporate practical math learning into your child’s daily summer activities!

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July 9, 2018

Kids need to learn about money. Whether for future financial competence, or just for practice with math skills, money can teach kids a host of different skills and life lessons! Make teaching money fun for kids with the following ideas, designed especially with your child’s learning needs in mind. 

 

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July 7, 2018

Since the implementation of the Common Core, wide-spread controversy regarding the initiative spread like wildfire. Many parents are left to wonder just what the Common Core is, and how it affects their child’s education.

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July 6, 2018

America today is an increasingly diverse society. It makes sense for kids to learn a second language to function in this ever-changing society. Besides the obvious incentives for adults to become bilingual, children may have an academic advantage versus their monolingual peers. If you’re interested in raising a bilingual child, this article will shed light on the do’s and don’ts, even if you’re monolingual yourself.

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July 2, 2018

Let’s face it: summer is endlessly exciting time of the year for kids, and keeping kids busy learning can present a challenge when school is out. Now that the school year drawing to a close, why not bring a little extra excitement to your child’s summer by planning incorporate learning themes? This article will share six captivating summer themes that will catch your child’s attention and keep them learning and having fun this summer!  

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July 1, 2018

Up until now, chances are that most science experiments your child has conducted mostly revolved around making observations. While there’s nothing wrong with observing processes and reaching results, kids must finally learn to dig deeper by asking big questions and forecasting the outcome. This article will explain how to introduce this important process, while offering fun ideas for 3rd grade science experiments using the scientific method!

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June 30, 2018

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day! Teach your child about Independence Day, while sharing patriotism and symbolism by creating fun and festive crafts perfect to celebrate this important summer holiday. Keep reading to discover three exciting 4th of July crafts that are easy to make using common craft supplies!

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