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How to Help Your Child Enjoy Science

Gradeschool

How to Help Your Child Enjoy Science

When it comes to science, you probably love it or hate it… meaning, you might have a visceral reaction to the subject based on how you felt about it as a child. Science was never one of my favorite subjects growing up. I preferred reading, writing, and history. I found it so much easier to understand things that have happened in everyday life versus the abstract concepts science describes. But, thankfully there are lots of ways to make science more interesting and even enjoyable for kids. Here are some tips for helping your child enjoy science outside the classroom, so...

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How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

Gradeschool Preschool Toddler

How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

Toddler Learning KitSports, dance, music, languages, theater, gymnastics, and more... With so many options to choose from for extracurricular activities, why should you invest time in music education for your child? And if you do choose to give your child music lessons or incorporate it in some other way, how much time should you spend to make it worthwhile? Here are some benefits of including music education as your child is growing up, even if music doesn’t become your child’s primary pursuit: Classical music and brain development “Much like reading aloud to a child, calm classical compositions engage a child...

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Reading aloud is one of the most important habits that I seek to cultivate in our home. Yet in spite of how much I value literacy and literature, I’m surprised that often several days go by and we’ve barely read anything besides naptime stories. Even though I think of myself as “a mom who reads aloud,” it’s easy to let the habit slip in the midst of the busyness and distractions of daily life. I have to remind myself often to keep read alouds a priority and a default activity. Here are some of the benefits I like to remind...

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7 Tips for Helping Toddlers Learn

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7 Tips for Helping Toddlers Learn

We’re so excited about the release of our Toddler Learning Kit, which we began offering last week. We love the options included in this kit, and we think you will too. No matter what tools you use, it’s good to remember a few fundamental concepts when you’re teaching your toddler. Here are 7 tips to keep in mind: 1. Patience is key! Toddlers’ brains are bursting with ideas, development, and busyness. They’re not ready for long or detailed lessons yet. They have windows of time when they’re well-rested and are seeking engagement and mental stimulation. Recognizing those windows and keeping learning...

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Learning About the U.S. with Your Child

Gradeschool

Learning About the U.S. with Your Child

In elementary school, American school children start learning about the United States government and history. Teaching kids about their home country is a key element of shaping their cultural identity and sense of self. Whether your child was born in the U.S. or not, learning about her country of residence is important for her education. And giving kids an understanding of our national history can help them begin to form their own understanding of our country, both its geography and its political structure. Here are a few things to keep in mind when teaching kids about the U.S.: Wondering where...

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