6 DIY Toys from Nature

Aug. 13, 2018

As summer comes to an end, kids often become bored and are in need energizing activities to stimulate curiosity and creativity. Get your child off the couch and out of the house by creating DIY kids toys from nature! Keep reading to discover fun-filled ideas that will keep your child busy creating and innovating from now throughout the fall!

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5 Best Back-to-School Craft Ideas

Aug. 6, 2018

Does your child need extra motivation to get pumped for heading back to school? Heading back to the classroom after a long summer break can be tough for kids, both young and old. This article reveals 5 of our best ideas to get your child excited by making  crafts that are both fun and functional!

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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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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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