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Will Homeschooling Work for You?

Will Homeschooling Work for You?

There is a movement to bring back the most fundamental of teachers – the parent. Homeschooling is a term that encompasses many things, not all of which are to a child’s benefit. But the homeschooling that most conscientious parents set ... - test

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Why the ABCs Aren’t Enough

Why the ABCs Aren’t Enough

Every parent wants her child to learn the alphabet. The cute song that we learned all those years ago is still very effective today to introduce the letters of the alphabet and help your child memorize them. But once the ... - test

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Why Teach At Home (and Why Not)

Why Teach At Home (and Why Not)

If you’ve been debating between teaching your child at home and continuing with a more formal education, it’s hard to get the facts straight as so much of the decision is individualized based on the needs of your child. Much ... - test

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Why Reading Comes First

Why Reading Comes First

If an education was built like a house, which many argue it is, the foundation would the ability to read. Math skills are important as are reasoning and logic. A eye for details is essential in many fields of study, ... - test

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Why Parents and Teachers Should Work Together

Why Parents and Teachers Should Work Together

In the communities of old, teachers were in the churches and shopping centers students would frequent. You might see a teacher walking down the street as easily as you would in the classroom. Today, communities are a bit more distant ... - test

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When Your Child Won’t Stop Reading

When Your Child Won’t Stop Reading

For some, a child that won’t stop reading sounds like a dream come true, but for the parent who know how frustrating it can be to have a true bookworm, finding ways to coax your child out of that book ... - test

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When Your Child Struggles in Schools

When Your Child Struggles in Schools

No parent wants to hear that his child is struggling in the classroom, but when you do receive a message from your child’s school or teacher, it’s important to take the issue seriously right away. There are many implications of ... - test

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When You Should Call the School

When You Should Call the School

Every parent dreads a phone call or email from a child’s teacher. Too often the only time we hear from a teacher is when there is a problem. While some teachers are excellent about reaching out to praise children, most ... - test

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Understanding Education Today

Understanding Education Today

If you’ve scanned headlines or listened to experts on education discuss the modern school system and what it takes to succeed, you already know that schools today are different than the ones we remember in our past. To be successful ... - test

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Three Things Your Child Should Do Before Leaving Primary School

Three Things Your Child Should Do Before Leaving Primary School

Three Things Your Child Should Do Before Leaving Primary School So much of what your child will learn is settled in the primary years, long before she’s even in a class with an expert professor or specific instructor. The experiences ... - test

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The Powerful Micro Lesson

The Powerful Micro Lesson

Often, the most powerful lesson of all in education are those that less than five minutes to teach. The micro lesson is tiny in comparison to what happens in the classroom every day, but can be very beneficial to your ... - test

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The Legalese of Homeschooling

The Legalese of Homeschooling

Despite stigma, more parents than ever are electing to homeschool their children for some length of time. Homeschooling has grown in popularity over the years and resources for parents who elect to homeschool have grown as well. While not common, ... - test

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The First Day of School

The First Day of School

The first day of school is fun and somewhat traumatic for parents and children. If your child has attended daycare for years up to the first day or preschool or kindergarten, the transition will likely be much smoother than the ... - test

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The Family That Plays Together, Learns Together

The Family That Plays Together, Learns Together

If you want your child to learn through play, you have to play with her. Educational toys exist in spades, but these toys are not actually educational in their own right. Most require a parent or other adult working with ... - test

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The Bad Report Card

The Bad Report Card

When your child brings home a bad report, there is an immediate reaction to punish or threaten the child. This reaction isn’t off base, but a bad report card should be dealt with more systematically than emotionally. The Emotional Response ... - test

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Ten Ways to Learn as a Family

Ten Ways to Learn as a Family

Learning is much more fun when you do it together. No matter the age of your child, you can make learning an active part of your lifestyle simply by taking the initiative and building it into your everyday. 1. Movie ... - test

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Ten Ways to Encourage Education

Ten Ways to Encourage Education

If you were to eavesdrop on a group of teachers, one of the primary complaints these teacher would likely have about the children in their classroom is the lack of support teachers receive from parents. Many teachers feel as though ... - test

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Ten Things to Learn Outside

Ten Things to Learn Outside

1. Make a Leaf Collection No matter the season, make a leaf collection. In fact, adding to your collection throughout the year might be the most educational method of all. Start by adding bright green leaves of spring and summer ... - test

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Teaching Your Infant Sign Language

Teaching Your Infant Sign Language

It’s likely you’ve seen programs and parenting books touting the virtues of baby sign language. It’s also very likely that you’ve been skeptical of teaching a baby sign language. What’s the point? There is actually a very good point to ... - test

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Teaching Manners

Teaching Manners

As life skills go, manners are increasingly overlooked. While our age of feminism has made some manners of old almost insulting, the excitement you feel when you find a man who holds a door or pulls out your chair is ... - test

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Teaching A,B,C and 1,2,3

Teaching A,B,C and 1,2,3

No parent wants to feel their little one is left behind on the first day of preschool or kindergarten. Parents want their children to be able to count a few numbers and sing their alphabet not only out of a ... - test

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Teach Your Young Child to Write

Teach Your Young Child to Write

Young children just learning fine motor skills can begin to practice writing their names and other short words long before they can formally read. Teaching your child to write his name and other fun words can be a fun activity ... - test

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Teach Your Child to Read

Teach Your Child to Read

Many parents are anxious for their child to learn reading skills. Perhaps the child has shown a tremendous interest and parents want to help him fill that desire to learn or the parent is concerned that primary schools are moving ... - test

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Taking a Break from Traditional Teaching

Taking a Break from Traditional Teaching

There are breaks throughout the year in order for teachers and students to rest and spend time with family before moving on into new subjects and studies. Using these opportunities for rest is a terrific idea, but an even better ... - test

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Should You Homeschool Your Children?

Should You Homeschool Your Children?

Every parent should do a degree of homeschooling for their children to prepare them for the educational challenges that lie ahead, but many parents wonder if homeschooling is a good idea for their child through the elementary and middle school ... - test

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Selecting a Preschool for Your Child

Selecting a Preschool for Your Child

When your child becomes a toddler you may consider enrolling her in a preschool program. There are many benefits to preschools, but you should take your child’s individual needs into consideration as well as your personal beliefs and philosophies when ... - test

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Routines and Education

Routines and Education

Helping your child into a routine can make her education go much more smoothly – not just in the school years, but in her early years as well. Finding a solid routine for the family helps in many ways, and ... - test

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Preschool Fundamentals

Preschool Fundamentals

What do children learn in preschool? It’s obviously important, but many parents are hard-pressed to say exactly what their children learn in a preschool program when trying to make a decision about which program is best or if their child ... - test

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Preschool at Home

Preschool at Home

A quality preschool is expensive, but extremely beneficial to a child. Unfortunately, even with the government paying for a set number of preschool hours every week, many families find themselves unable to take advantage of the program or simply preferring ... - test

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My Child Can Count to 100! So What?

My Child Can Count to 100! So What?

The accomplishments of children are always significant, but many parents fail to realize that some of the most popular party tricks, such as counting to a certain number, are acts of memorization, not learning. Of course, she must learn to ... - test

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Making a Successful Reader

Making a Successful Reader

Much of the reading skills critical to beginning readers can be taught at home, and should be according to the many experts in the field. Children are now expected to begin and improve their reading skills in kindergarten. With five-year-olds ... - test

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Let Your Preschooler Learn Through Discovery

Let Your Preschooler Learn Through Discovery

You want your child to learn and be prepared for the educational journey ahead, but there are so many ways to help your child learn you might feel stuck at a crossroads. Or you might feel that learning is best ... - test

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Learning to Parent

Learning to Parent

You might feel that parenting is instinctive and a good part of it is. The overwhelming love and affection you have your baby will help you make good decisions on her behalf, but when you’re suddenly faced with your first ... - test

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Learning to Learn

Learning to Learn

One of the most important lessons of preschool isn’t the alphabet or skip counting. It’s the fundamental lessons that prepare your child for the upcoming years of formal education. Preschool teachers children to learn and you can practice the same ... - test

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Learning Online

Learning Online

In the world of media, playing games and watching videos on the internet is much more effective than watching television. If your preschooler is begging for Mickey Mouse, but you are concerned about allowing her too much television, opt for ... - test

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How Your Children Learn Mathematics

How Your Children Learn Mathematics

Mathematics is often the most feared subject in school. If you struggled with maths, your fear translates to your child – will she struggle in math as well? Learning math is a gradual process that starts well before school, and ... - test

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Learning from Television

Learning from Television

Wit the huge number of children’s shows now available, it would seem learning from television is easier than ever. In fact, this is true, but learning from television is not a byproduct – it is a conscious act that requires ... - test

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Learning from Older Generations

Learning from Older Generations

Looking back, you can see how much has already changed in your life. Think of where the world has been and look ahead to catch a glimpse of where it is going. Then turn to your child and ponder what ... - test

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Learning All the Time

Learning All the Time

In our rushed world, we seem to miss so many opportunities to enrich both our lives and those of our children. If you zoom past sights to see on your way from one place to another, your child will never ... - test

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

There is a new area of concern among parents, especially boys, as to whether or not their children are ready to tackle kindergarten. When you think of the earliest grade, you might remember crafts, recess and rest time with a ... - test

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Is Your Child Cheating?

Is Your Child Cheating?

Unfortunately the internet has made things much more open and available to children than ever before. This includes things such as essays and take-home tests. For the sum of a weekly allowance, your child might be having a college student ... - test

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Improving Your Child’s Creative Writing

Improving Your Child’s Creative Writing

Creative writing is at the forefront of many educational plans, especially in the earlier grades. Being able to write creatively is a sign of a well developed mind and taking the reader outside of a traditional essay and into your ... - test

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Improve Your Child’s Reading Abilities

Improve Your Child’s Reading Abilities

Reading is the basis of almost all education, especially at higher grade levels. Most standardized tests rely almost exclusively on a student’s ability to read and decipher long questions before working computations or processing a response. The better your child ... - test

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How Video Games Can Benefit Your Child

How Video Games Can Benefit Your Child

To many parents it’s simply dazzling how quickly a child can learn how to operate a computer and video game console. What takes you days or even years to master can be done in a matter of seconds for some ... - test

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How to Use Flashcards

How to Use Flashcards

One of the most common products you see in the early childhood education sections are boxes of flashcards. Thinking back to your own education you remember drilling with cards and that is certainly one use of them, but for younger ... - test

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How to Create a Lifelong Reader

How to Create a Lifelong Reader

Parents who enjoy reading or wish they were able to enjoy it more are often greatly concerned about their child’s love of reading. Most children love books in their earliest years, but many begin to find other means of entertainment ... - test

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How Intelligent is Your Child?

How Intelligent is Your Child?

Every parent wants his child to be gifted. Unfortunately, by educational standards only 2-5% of all children are accepted into gifted programs. What many parents fail to understand, however, is that the standard educational gifted program tests only one or ... - test

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Homework Best Practices

Homework Best Practices

Homework – it doesn’t get any better with time. You hated it and your child still hates it today. That doesn’t mean it should be the bane of your evenings, however. Managing homework can be tedious at times, but it ... - test

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Helping Your Child With Homework

Helping Your Child With Homework

In the beginning homework your child brings home can be tedious, but it is easily done. Spending an hour assembling posters or putting special items in a bag might not be your idea of a fun way to spend the ... - test

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Helping Older Children Write Essays

Helping Older Children Write Essays

For older children writing isn’t simply a requirement for the classroom, it might be a ticket to higher education. Being able to write well in many different styles is essential to completing various applications and tests as your child progresses ... - test