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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3 Science Experiments Using the Scientific Method

July 1, 2018

Up until now, chances are that most science experiments your child has conducted mostly revolved around making observations. While there’s nothing wrong with observing processes and reaching results, kids must finally learn to dig deeper by asking big questions and forecasting the outcome. This article will explain how to introduce this important process, while offering fun ideas for 3rd grade science experiments using the scientific method!

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Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

June 30, 2018

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day! Teach your child about Independence Day, while sharing patriotism and symbolism by creating fun and festive crafts perfect to celebrate this important summer holiday. Keep reading to discover three exciting 4th of July crafts that are easy to make using common craft supplies!

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Self Esteem and Character Building Games for Kids

June 29, 2018

Reading, writing, math and science: kids learn these subjects and more when they go to school. But what good is all the knowledge in the world if a child never learns to be a good person? For kids, some of the most important lessons lie within learning to develop their own self-esteem and a healthy sense of integrity and character. This article explores simple ways to build self-esteem and character, using engaging activities that can be done at home!

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Teaching Mental Math: Ideas and Activities

June 28, 2018

Without even realizing it, we use mental math in our everyday lives for a variety of ordinary tasks. If it weren’t for mental math, many daily activities would be difficult, from estimating the cost of our purchases, to keeping track of items or objects. Foster your child’s mental math development by incorporating simple mental math strategies in his or her learning routine. Keep reading to discover fun ways to practice mental math with your early learner! 

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STEM Activities for Kids with Building Blocks

June 27, 2018

It’s time to clean out the closet and pull out toys from years gone by that may still prove to be meaningful to your elementary-aged child’s learning! This article will help you and your child to rediscover an early childhood favorite toy: building blocks! Let’s uncover new ways to use building blocks in innovative ways to increase your child’s STEM learning and abilities!

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Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums

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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5 Strategies to Help Struggling Spellers

June 25, 2018

If you think about the people in your life you probably know someone who calls themselves a “bad speller”. While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, some people grow up accepting the notion that they just can’t spell or write well. Even so, you probably also know that spelling and writing properly are ingredients for a successful career and professional life. Luckily, your child doesn’t have to grow up believing they are bad at spelling.

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7 Facts You Might Not Know About Your Gifted Child

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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