Strategies to Increase Math Fluency

March 11, 2019

As a parent, you might be asking yourself, why is math fact fluency important? After all, we often think about the concept of fluency in regard to learning a second language. But much like speaking another language, we must be fluent in math to be able to understand it fully and communicate our thinking about math. This article will help your understand the importance of building math fluency while offering up 5 fantastic ways to increase your child’s fact fluency! 

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Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance

March 4, 2019

Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners. 

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Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums

Dec. 8, 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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Technology as a Tool in Early Education

Nov. 30, 2018

Technology sometimes gets a bad rap with parents. Since the invention of the television, there has been much debate over whether or not new technology helps or hurts our children. Read the following article to find out what types of technology should be employed as a tool to help your little learners grow. 

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A Parent’s Role in Early Literacy Education

Nov. 16, 2018

While most kids don’t learn to read until kindergarten, many others are reading sight words and decoding words as early as 3 or 4 years old! That’s because a parent is every child’s most important teacher. A parent’s role is critical in a child’s future academic success, particularly when it comes to early literacy development. This article discusses the importance of parental involvement in fostering early reading and writing skills, and offers 8 reading strategies to use with your child. 

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5 Offbeat Physical Science Experiments for Beginners

Nov. 13, 2018

If you’re looking for new science experiments to challenge your early learners, you might not have considered delving into the challenging world of physical science! Believe it or not, your child is ready to learn the basics of physics, priming them for future scientific discovery and learning! Keep reading to find 5 simple physics activities perfect for elementary learners! 

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Social Studies for Grades K-3: Necessary Skills and Activity Ideas

Oct. 3, 2018

When it comes to the core subjects taught in school, the importance of social studies is often overlooked.  With the demanding process of learning to read, write, and complete math problems, we often think of social studies as something that kids can learn later on. Nothing could be further from the truth! Social studies skills are critical, since all kids will eventually be decision-making adults and citizens. This article focuses on the essential ideas kids need to learn, and 5 ideas to encourage social studies learning in home or the classroom.

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The Story of The Little Red Riding Hood

Aug. 2, 2018

Once there was a sweet little girl. She was very pretty, and everyone loved her. She lived with her mother. Her mother gave her a lot of presents all the time. Once she made a little red riding hood from a piece of velvet. It was a very pretty hood and the little girl looked very pretty when she wore it. She loved the hood so much that she wore it all the time and did not wear anything else. As she always wore the red riding hood she was given the name of Little Red Riding Hood.

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The Importance of Family Engagement in Early Childhood

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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Establishing Good Study Habits from an Early Age

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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