7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child

July 30, 2018

If you think about it, chess is a lot like real life, but on a much smaller scale. Every chess move alters the way the game turns out, just like the decisions we make in life. Since we utilize complex critical decision-making  processes while playing chess, kids can learn incredible life lessons that mirrors the skills they’ll need to be successful, just by learning chess! This article explores 7 amazing life skills your child will develop while learning to play chess!

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss

July 23, 2018

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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Summer Enrichment Ideas for Gifted Learners

July 17, 2018

Is your child already bored this summer? The summer months are filled with fun and relaxation, but gifted and talented kids need extra stimulation to stave off boredom. If your gifted child is hungry for learning, but you don’t know where to start, begin by planning summer activities for kids to fit each subject of the curriculum! Keep learning minds growing and read this article to find fresh ideas to keep your child energized this summer.  

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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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Is Your Child Ready to Read? 5 Questions to Ask

July 11, 2018

Like any other developmental milestone, kids have to be ready to begin learning to read. Just like you wouldn’t want to wean your child before he or she is ready to start solid foods, you wouldn’t want to introduce reading if your child is unable to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Though it might be tricky to recognize the signs of reading readiness, we should look for definite cues that kids are ready to begin reading. 

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8 Know-How Ideas to Boost Math Learning This Summer

July 10, 2018

Before you sign your child up for that expensive summer camp, remember that with a little know-how, you can create a math enrichment summer program all from your very own home! By simply mixing math into your child’s everyday routine, you can boost your child’s math skills this summer in a big way. This article will give you 8 powerful ideas to incorporate practical math learning into your child’s daily summer activities!

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6 Facts Parents Need to Know about Common Core

July 7, 2018

Since the implementation of the Common Core, wide-spread controversy regarding the initiative spread like wildfire. Many parents are left to wonder just what the Common Core is, and how it affects their child’s education.

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Raising a Bilingual Child: Do's and Don'ts

July 6, 2018

America today is an increasingly diverse society. It makes sense for kids to learn a second language to function in this ever-changing society. Besides the obvious incentives for adults to become bilingual, children may have an academic advantage versus their monolingual peers. If you’re interested in raising a bilingual child, this article will shed light on the do’s and don’ts, even if you’re monolingual yourself.

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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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6 Sensational Elementary Summer Learning Themes

July 2, 2018

Let’s face it: summer is endlessly exciting time of the year for kids, and keeping kids busy learning can present a challenge when school is out. Now that the school year drawing to a close, why not bring a little extra excitement to your child’s summer by planning incorporate learning themes? This article will share six captivating summer themes that will catch your child’s attention and keep them learning and having fun this summer!  

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