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How to Create Lifelong Learners: 6 Tips to Help Your Kids Love Learning

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How to Create Lifelong Learners:  6 Tips to Help Your Kids Love Learning

Learning shouldn't be considered a chore or a drag. We are going to spend the rest of our life learning, and creating lifelong learners should be a goal for all parents. 

When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, the main goal we created together was to inspire our kids to become lifelong learners. We wanted our kids to LOVE learning! I didn't want my children to protest learning or to believe that learning isn't fun. It is, and it should be viewed with excitement rather than dread.

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Nature Journaling: How to Get Started with Your Kids

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Nature Journaling: How to Get Started with Your Kids

Nature journaling is a creative way to encourage your child's love of nature, as well as practicing artistic skills. Children and parents can and should have a nature journal, and you want to have the right supplies to get started. 

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Can Language Arts Be Fun? Here Are Some Helpful Hints.

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Can Language Arts Be Fun? Here Are Some Helpful Hints.

Language arts encompasses many facets of reading and writing, starting in pre-kindergarten and continuing all the way through high school and beyond. For some students (and parents or teachers), vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and creative writing come naturally, while others find language arts to be more difficult to grasp. Whether your child or student loves to read and write, or struggles and doesn’t enjoy it, incorporating creativity and fun into the learning process makes it more pleasant for everyone, and makes it much more likely that your student will succeed. Here are some suggestions for how to make language arts fun:...

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Make Learning an Adventure

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Make Learning an Adventure

Here at merka, we’re passionate about kids learning, and that’s why we’ve created so many interactive products and resources. Whether you’re a student, parent, or educator, we want to help you make learning a fun and engaging experience. Using bright, colorful educational products like placemats at the dinner table can spark conversations that make learning an ongoing part of your day. Here are some other ways you can broaden your horizons, turning “school” into a lifelong journey of creativity and exploration: 1. Follow your curiosity This applies to both you and your child or student. When you’re curious about something,...

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Talk About Their Day

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Talk About Their Day

“How was school today?” “Good.” It’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ve had that conversation with your child at some point in their school career. It can be frustrating when you genuinely want to hear some highlights from your child’s day, but even when you ask them open-ended questions, they don’t give you much of anything to discuss. Pushing through the challenge of sharing a little bit about their experiences every day is good for both your child and you. Oftentimes they would really like to connect with you about what they’re going through, but they don’t know where to...

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