5 Easy Christmas Gifts Your Kids Can Make at Home

Dec. 10, 2018

With kids’ limited resources, how can parents make sure kids are able to give gifts to family and friends in an authentic way that doesn’t break the bank? The answer: DIY Christmas gifts for kids! Keep reading to find five fabulous ideas for homemade gifts that your child will love to make, and your family will be delighted to receive!

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Best Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Early Learners

Dec. 3, 2018

As parents, it’s easy to get lost in the daily routine, helping kids with homework and pushing them to achieve their potential every day. But learning all the math and science available won’t make kids productive and contributing members of society. That’s why it’s critically important to instill within our kids a sense of civics and community. This article takes a look at teaching citizenship to elementary students, and will give you 6 great ideas to use with your child. 

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A Parent’s Guide to Reading Aloud with Early Learners

Nov. 26, 2018

Reading aloud to children is undoubtedly one of the most important activities for kids as they learn critical early literacy skills. But how can parents be confident that read-aloud sessions are effective and promoting continued progress and success? Read this article to find the ultimate parent’s guide to read alouds, including how to choose the right books, as well as useful techniques that teachers use during daily reading. 

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5 Games to Teach Your Kid about Money

Nov. 24, 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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7 Cool Sound Science Experiments for Kids

Nov. 19, 2018

For kids, learning about the science of sound can seem rather elusive, since sound is typically heard, not seen. But what if we can learn about sound waves in a way that can be observed? Fascinate your child by giving him or her a way to experiment with sound in a more concrete way. This article shares 7 awesome ideas for sound science experiments that will reinvigorate your child’s science learning.

 

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Inquiry-Based Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Young Learners

Nov. 11, 2018

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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Teaching Mental Math: Ideas and Activities

Nov. 9, 2018

Without even realizing it, we use mental math in our everyday lives for a variety of ordinary tasks. If it weren’t for mental math, many daily activities would be difficult, from estimating the cost of our purchases, to keeping track of items or objects. Foster your child’s mental math development by incorporating simple mental math strategies in his or her learning routine. Keep reading to discover fun ways to practice mental math with your early learner! 

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10 Effective Multisensory Writing Activities for Kids

Nov. 5, 2018

If you’ve ever sat down with your child to practice writing, you probably already know what a daunting task it is to teach any kid how to write! Factor out the tears and frustration by using multisensory writing activities to introduce your little writer to proper letter formation. This article discusses multisensory learning and will give you 10 new ways to practice effective handwriting skills with your preschooler!

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6 Best Place Value Games for K-2

Oct. 16, 2018

When learning math in the early elementary years, there’s no getting past having to master the critical concept of place value! In order to understand larger numbers and how to add, subtract, and literally anything else, kids must understand this necessary math component. Why not make it easy and fun by incorporating exciting hands-on games? This article shares with you our very best place value games for 2nd grade and below! 

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10 Thrilling Halloween STEM Activities

Oct. 8, 2018

Halloween is one of childhood’s favorite holidays, and it’s easy to take advantage of the excitement of the season by mixing in some frightfully fun STEM-based activities! Use common supplies and Halloween candy to flex your child’s engineering and science abilities and knowledge. This article will share 10 thrilling Halloween STEM activities for kids that you will love as much as your child! 

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