10 Best DIY Back to School Supplies

July 22, 2019

When the 4th of July is over and the back-to-school supplies come out, kids and parents know that their summer days are numbered. While kids might feel a sense of anxiety about returning to the classroom, many parents are stressing about the cost of supplies and the inevitable spending spree that is about to unfold. Check out these fun ideas for DIY back-to-school supplies to make the transition exciting for everyone involved!

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Solar Energy Science Projects for Kids

July 2, 2019

Sizzling summer days are the best excuse to study solar science! While the kids are home from school, make the most of the long break by tackling fun-filled solar power activities and solar system science project ideas. This article gives you what kids should know about each sun-related topic and offers you 5 fantastic ideas for tinkering with solar energy and studying outer space!

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Top Ten 4th of July Games for Kids

June 25, 2019

When the burgers are on the grill and the kids are anxiously awaiting fireworks, 4th of July games for kids are an easy way to keep the littlest guests busy on this exciting day! Plan memorable backyard games that will delight your friends and family, both young and old. 

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Create a Thoughtful Summer Schedule for Kids’ Daily Activities

June 17, 2019

Summer is here, school is out, and it’s more than likely that your children are endlessly asking you, “can we go outside?” The requests might seem endless as kids grow bored during the dog days of summer, and it’s no wonder that many parents look forward to school starting again! So what is a parent to do to stave off crankiness and whining while ensuring that kids get what they need? The answer is to create a new summer schedule for kids that maximizes learning and makes the most of fun-filled seasonal activities! Read this article to find out how to create a killer routine, and find a sample schedule to use as a model for creating your own! 

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Teaching Kids to Code: Importance, Tips, and Activities to Get Started

May 21, 2019

How much do you know binary or HTML? Unless you’re in the IT profession, your answer is most likely: “not much!” For today’s parents, learning to code was not an option in high school, but now children as young as 5 are starting to learn the basics of computer programming. If the thought of teaching kids to code is overwhelming, don’t worry! This article will give you what you need to know to get your child started, complete with the basics, importance, and activity ideas to begin!

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10 Ways to Use Gamification in the Classroom

May 13, 2019

All around the country, school districts and teachers are turning to technology to increase motivation and engagement. One popular and effective technique is gamification in the classroom. While it might sound unrealistic to transform your entire class into a video game, many strategies can be employed to gamify your lesson plans or daily routine. Keep reading to learn about the goals of gamification and to discover 10 ways to use it on your campus. 

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Top 15 Alphabet Games for Kids in Preschool and Kindergarten

May 6, 2019

Whether we realize it or not, literacy learning takes place before babies can even talk! Before kids ever step foot into school, they are absorbing communication skills and forming the foundations for reading and writing. That’s why it’s so important to start early to reinforce the skills your child is already taking in. This article hones in on the literacy skills to work on in each age or stage and offers you 15 fabulous alphabet games for kids! 

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5 Math Manipulatives for Easy Learning

April 29, 2019

As kids get older, learning can begin to seem boring when the focus in school turns from playing to hard work! Math lessons can increasingly drain students since it takes a lot of brainpower and problem solving to work out difficult problems. Don’t let difficult new concepts zap your child’s zest for learning! Keep reading to discover how math manipulatives can make critical math concepts easy while inspiring little learners through fun games and hands-on activities! 

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The Most Common Reading Problems and Ways to Solve Them

April 22, 2019

Sometimes despite our best efforts as parents, our children face difficulty when it comes to learning. While no parent wants to learn that their child has a reading difficulty or disability, it’s critical to seek intervention as early as possible to maximize opportunities for success. This article discusses the signs of common reading problems, and offers you concrete ways to help struggling readers grow! 

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A Comprehensive Guide to Guided Reading for Parents and Teachers

April 19, 2019

Teaching kids is a huge job, since reading is one of the most critical skills students must learn in the early elementary years. Though the idea of such a big task might seem daunting, a guided reading program can be the ticket to literacy success in your school or at-home classroom. This article takes an in-depth look at guided reading and gives any teacher or parent ways to implement and support such a system effectively. 

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