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Learning About the U.S. with Your Child

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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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10 Halloween Crafts and Games for Kids

Fall Gradeschool Preschool Toddler

10 Halloween Crafts and Games for Kids

At this point in October, we’re well into the fall season, and Halloween is quickly approaching! Today we’re sharing some creative, educational, Halloween-themed activities you can do with your child to celebrate the season. Here are some of our favorite ideas from around the Web. 1. Pop Goes the Pumpkin from Martha Stewart If you need a creative and decorative game for an October party, give this idea from Martha Stewart a try! You’ll need some foam board, burlap, duct tape, and a few other materials to create it, but once you have the materials assembled, it’s simple to put everything...

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Need Some Extra Motivation? Here are 3 Reasons Being Involved with Your Child's Education Makes a Big Impact.

Need Some Extra Motivation? Here are 3 Reasons Being Involved with Your Child's Education Makes a Big Impact.

As parents, we know that we play an important role in our children’s education, whether we send them to a traditional public school, private school, or choose to homeschool them. Learning at home is vital from the very beginning, when our children are babies and are just learning to take in the world around them, all the way to graduating from high school and beyond. A home where education is valued is one of the most important components of a child’s future success in life and in a career. But sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of keeping learning a priority,...

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3 Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Animals

3 Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Animals

The alphabet, numbers and counting, body parts and shapes—helping your preschooler learn to explore and identify the world around him is one of the best parts of being a parent. One of the earliest sets of facts you can teach your child is familiarity with various animal species, the sounds they make, and the areas of the world where they live. (Bonus: learning about animals is actually an early introduction to biology!) With that in mind, here are 3 of our favorite ways for you to teach animals to your preschooler: Go see them in real life This is one...

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Fun Learning Activities for Fall

Fun Learning Activities for Fall

Fall is officially in full swing, and now is the perfect time to grab your PSL and do some fun, educational activities together! Here are some of our favorite ideas for family bonding over fall learning: For preschoolers: This adorable roly-poly acorn art will be a blast for your toddler. For a farm-themed sensory activity, try making a corn bin for hauling. (You might want to take this one outside!) Candy corn learning printables are an amazing idea, am I right? What toddler (or parent) is going to complain about educational candy activities? I really want to do these cute...

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