Tips to Challenge and Engage a Gifted Reader

Feb. 25, 2019

Does your early learner seem to have sharp language and thinking skills that far outpace their age? With such advanced skills, you might be wondering to yourself exactly when do kids learn to read? If so, you might have a gifted reader on your hands! Even if you suspect your child is gifted, it’s important to keep these young minds engaged and stimulated to foster a healthy love for reading and learning. This article will help you identify whether your child is a gifted reader, and what strategies to use to enrich your child’s reading and language skills!

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Fun Ways to Master Multiplication Tables

Feb. 18, 2019

Your child understands the concept behind multiplication, but what comes next? Chances are, your child will need to practice solving problems and working to learn multiplication tables. Once kids understand the math behind the operation, it’s time to learn how to solve problems with more speed and fluency. You might be wondering how to make learning multiplication facts more fun, and there’s no need to drill with endless worksheets or quizzes. This article shares 7 fun-filled ideas for learning multiplication tables with ease!

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Chess in the Digital Age

Feb. 11, 2019

The amazing game of chess has withstood the test of time, becoming known as one of the world’s greatest games! While gameplay has remained much the same, the culture of chess players, tournaments, and the access to training software has evolved to reach and connect with younger generations. While your child learns how to play chess, excite him or her with the fascinating ways technology has influenced game for good!

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Map Skills for Elementary Kids: Value, Activities and Games

Feb. 9, 2019

On your last road trip, did your family use a map? If you’re like most families today, chances are you used an app like Google Maps. With today’s high-tech GPS technology, it’s tempting to think that kids no longer need to learn how to read a map. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Because kids develop important spatial reasoning skills while learning to read maps, map skills for elementary kids is just as important as ever. This article shares all you need to know about map skills, including 5 fun activities and games to share with your child! 

 

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6 Tried and Tested Strategies to Teach Multiplication to Kids

Feb. 4, 2019

When kids enter the 3rd grade, they begin learning more complex math concepts that can seem tricky to teach. Addition and subtraction seem like simple concepts to introduce using well-known strategies like number lines and finger counting. But teaching multiplication isn’t necessarily so daunting. Most kids form the foundations for learning the operation well before third grade! If you’re wondering how to teach multiplication to kids, this article will give you 6 tried and tested strategies to get started!   

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