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Simple Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School This Year

Simple Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School This Year

A lot of excitement accompanies the beginning of a new school year. As our kids are getting settled into new classrooms and new routines, it’s the perfect time for parents to consider how we can encourage their academic success this year. Elementary school is a special season of life, and it’s the right time to lay the groundwork for future success in junior high, high school, and beyond. With that in mind, we want to share four simple guidelines to keep in mind to help your child have a holistically successful year: Get involved Parental involvement is one of the...

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Teaching Handwriting Skills: What You Need to Know

Teaching Handwriting Skills: What You Need to Know

Learning to write by hand is often a long and arduous process. Handwriting integrates brain development, letter recognition, and fine motor skills. All of these areas working together help your child master the skill of writing letters and words. Some students excel in one aspect of handwriting while finding another aspect more difficult, so it’s important to know your student’s strengths and weaknesses so you can help them become better at writing. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks that will help you guide your child in developing better handwriting skills: Prepare As always, one of the best...

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4 Ways to Help Your Grade Schooler With Homework

4 Ways to Help Your Grade Schooler With Homework

Back to school season is here (already!). It’s time to think about setting our kids up for success in the homework department. Helping grade schoolers create a consistent homework routine is one of the best ways to teach them good study habits and prepare them to be lifelong learners. So, where to begin? How can you create a non-stressful and consistent homework routine? Once the novelty of a new school year wears off, you might be facing complaints and procrastination when it comes to homework assignments. Scheduling conflicts with after-school activities can also make it a challenge to get it...

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3 Things to Know About Using Flash Cards

3 Things to Know About Using Flash Cards

 The word flashcards makes me think of the multiplication table. I’m pretty sure that’s how I learned it as a kid. (Yes, I still remember it today, so it seems to have worked!) Using flashcards to review academic information with your child can be an effective way to help them study. So when is it best to use flashcards, and how can you use them in a way that keeps your child engaged, beyond doing repetitive drills? 1. Flashcards appeal to visual learners. If your child learns best when she sees material, rather than just hearing it, she may do...

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