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. 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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Sept. 18, 2017

While it’s true that every child, regardless of level or label, need individualized learning, gifted kids need stimulation and mental challenges to keep them busy and learning. Check out the apps to support kids with various educational needs, including gifted and talented learners.

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Sept. 11, 2017

If your child has started school, you’ve no doubt heard of the acronym STEM. STEM programs have become a hot topic in education, as it stands for some of the most important career fields. While middle and high schools across the country are increasingly offering STEM programs, these programs are sorely lacking in elementary schools. 

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Sept. 4, 2017

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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Aug. 21, 2017

School is almost back in session, but for some kids making the transition back to the classroom can be an arduous task. If you have any concerns whatsoever about your child’s transition from summer to school, this article will offer helpful advice that responds to a wide range of special needs.  

 

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Aug. 14, 2017

August is here again, and it’s time to get to work! Kids everywhere are headed back to the classroom, and many of them are stepping foot into school for the very first time! Help your child get ahead by practicing the skills they need to be successful. 

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