Kids love to feel loved and to celebrate holidays. This Valentine’s Day, you can show your children some special holiday love by playing a few of these Valentine’s Day games for kids. Whether you play as a family at home or in a classroom party at school, there are so many fun games to make the most of this holiday and to show your children that you care.
Number bonding? Skip counting? Does your child's Common Core math homework make your head spin? You're not alone.
Plenty of parents who grew up learning how to add and subtract with older teaching methods now look at their children's Common Core homework with a sense of panic, or at least mild bewilderment. Rest assured, you have not forgotten how to do first-grade math.
Identifying a Learning Disability: The First Steps
As we pass through life, we excel in some areas, and in others, we falter. Recognizing and acknowledging the latter assures us growth. For many individuals, weaknesses lie in athletic, musical, or artistic realms. It is often possible for a person to adapt and develop with those weaknesses unnoticed. Academic deficits, however, are more difficult to escape and overcome.
Believe it or not, cliques begin to form even during the preschool years. The age at which your child begins including other children in her play is also, unfortunately, the age at which children begin excluding others from play. "You can't play here. Christina and I are playing and you can't play." If you overhear these painful comments, try to help the cliquish children find a role for the excluded child in their play. You might say something like, "Looks like you two need a real live patient.
How Can Parents Model Good Listening Skills?
Listen Better, Learn More
In one of the Family Circus cartoon strips, the little girl looks up at her father, who is reading the newspaper, and says: "Daddy, you have to listen to me with your eyes as well as your ears."
Now that your kids are back in school, you may be wondering how to encourage creativity and learning not only in the classroom, but also at home.
An at-home learning space is an incredible way to let your child play and explore the world around them. And while building one may seem like a daunting task, creating a comfortable and inspiring learning space for your children is actually easier than you may think.
Tips for the End of School
Make a strong finish!
Here are the tips and resources you need to help you and your kids survive the end of school and enjoy summer.
1. How to decide which classes your child will take next year.
Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted and talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.
Easing the Middle-School Transition for a Child with LD
Understanding the Changes
How can you prepare your child with LD for the transition to middle school? The first step is to understand the changes he will be going through, and how his LD may affect his adjustment.
The Differences Are...
In middle school, your child will have to get used to:
Education Reform: How Will it Affect Your Child?
It's not easy getting a handle on education reform. For one thing, the term means different things to different people. For another, it impacts students differently from one state, city, or school to the next. Given those limitations, what can parents expect to see happening as education reform takes hold?
Most students will have more time in school, more testing, and more choices.
Making it last
In this article, you will find:
- Understanding the behavior
- Observable characteristics
Understanding the behavior
Why Choose Homeschooling?
Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step
Experts Weigh In
What makes a good preschool? What is "Montessori" school? Should your child be learning her letters at age three, or is that pushing it?
Choosing a preschool is often the first education decision a parent makes, beyond the teaching and learning that occurs at home. To help you make the best choice for your child, FamilyEducation.com asked three preschool authorities for a checklist of things you should when visiting preschools in your area.
The ABCs of Arts Education
In a September 1996 poll, reported in Learning magazine,
For decades when parents and educators discussed learning and education, the focus was on academics and how well a child performs in school and tests. The concept of focusing on social skills is still reasonably new, yet it is equally important, and some may argue more.
Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the bank.
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Board games are a great, inexpensive way for families to spend quality time together, especially on cold or rainy days. Check out our favorite classic board games for kids, plus the top games of this year.
I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in English Education. When COVID-19 shut down our schools, I thought: I’ve got this.
Boy, was I wrong.
Party Games for Little Kids
Here are some party games that may be appropriate for pre-schoolers. Not only are these party games fun, but they have also proven to be educational. You'll find that kids already know some of these games from school.
For the really wee tots, try some of the following party games.
This game is very simple and children really love it. You'll never see them concentrate so hard!