July 13, 2018

The number one (and two) most influential people in a child’s life is not their teacher: but their own parents. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the monumental impact parents have upon a toddler or preschooler’s future academic endeavors. Read the following article to find out how family involvement enriches a child’s future performance in school, and to find out some easy free ways to engage with your child

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July 5, 2018

Too often, kids arrive in high school with a dread for school and an underappreciation for learning. That’s why it’s so important to build a strong love for learning, and to set the stage for strong study habits early in life. If you’re wondering how to help your child build strong study habits, this article will shed some light to help the earliest of learners to plant the seeds for good study habits and lifetime learning!

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June 26, 2018

Never before have kids been so tech savvy. With constant internet access and high-tech tablets and smartphones, it’s no wonder that preschoolers are quickly becoming better at figuring out technology than their own parents or grandparents! This next article will take you through steps to prevent tech tantrums so your little learner can get the most out of their technology - without the fuss! 

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June 23, 2018

With so many misperceptions about giftedness, many parents believe that gifted kids are the straight-A students who are overachieving in every subject. This simply isn’t the case. If you know or suspect that you’re raising a gifted child, this article will shed light on some of the most common misperceptions surrounding giftedness to help you understand how to best support your little learner!

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June 14, 2018

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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May 7, 2018

When it comes to teaching our kids to read, it may seem like a daunting and impossible task for someone who isn’t already an early education teacher. While sight word flashcards and worksheets are no doubt important, the first step to teaching kids how to read is simply to pick up a book and start reading. This article explores ways to read with your child to maximize early literacy and language learning.

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March 19, 2018

Are you looking for new ideas to teach measurement in a fun, yet meaningful way? Measurement is a necessary skill for kids to learn, but kids have a hard time grasping the concept from desk work alone. Instead, offer kids hands-on ways to to engage with measurement and data to keep them motivated, and set a real-life purpose for learning this important math concept. 

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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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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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