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by: Katy Abel

Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step

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.

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Pre-K

Pre-K

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Homework Tips for Teens

Setting the scene

Homework Tips for Teens

At this point, your teen has probably established his favorite place to do homework, so your main role at this point is to stop nagging. If you were to visit households of some “grade A” high school students, chances are you'd catch one doing homework with MTV blaring in the background; another talking on the phone while completing a history paper; another working in the kitchen with his feet on the table; and yet another sprawled across the family room floor keeping up her A average.

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Toy Tales

Toy Tales

Required:

  • Your time only

Do you know what your child's toys are up to when you're not around? There's one way to find out… ask your child to divulge their secret lives!

Ask your child to tell you what a favorite stuffed animal, for example, does at night when the family is asleep. Perhaps the stuffed animals get together and play music that only stuffed animals can hear, cook food that only stuffed animals can smell, or call other stuffed animal friends up on the telephone.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling on a Budget

Homeschooling on a Budget

You Really Can Do It
Most parents believe educating their children is an expensive proposition. According to The Homeschooling Book of Answers, public schools spend nearly $7,000 per pupil per year. What if I told you there were families providing an excellent education for their homeschooled child for $50 per year? And even for those of us who splurge on a few beautiful books occasionally, we can easily manage to keep our total expenses under $200 a year. Sound impossible? Here's how:

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Setting Up a Home Office

Setting Up a Home Office

While we can't begin to cover every aspect of creating a home office in this short section, we can offer some suggestions to get you started. You'll need to find the right space for an office, outfit it with a phone, computer, and other equipment; consider zoning and legal issues; and, of course, figure out how you'll pay for what you'll need. The first thing to consider is whether you can legally work from your home.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Choosing the Right Preschool

Choosing the Right Preschool

Once upon a time, small children spent their pre-school years at home. Supervised by a full-time mom, auntie, or granny, their territory was the house and back yard, their society the neighborhood. The daily agenda? Play - with intervals of food and sleep. The goal? To grow and thrive.

Today's small children are more likely to be found in a territory called preschool. It's a shift in location, but the agenda and the goal remain the same.

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Pre-K

Pre-K
Updated: April 23, 2022

Mathematics in Fourth Grade

Mathematics in Fourth Grade

What kids should learn in Math
In the fourth grade, mathematics continues to be something that is used, something children see as extending far beyond school. While children are expected to do basic computational functions such as adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying, in the best classrooms math consists of much more than worksheets filled with problems or drills on number facts. Children:

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by: A.S. Braverman

How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic

Making the most of summer during COVID-19

While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?

More: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

Genealogy Classes, Lectures, and More

Genealogy Classes, Lectures, and More

Readin', Writin', and 'Rithmetic

Seek every opportunity to attend classes and lectures on genealogy. Become familiar with the names of outstanding genealogists, and look for opportunities to hear them lecture. Read their published articles.

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by: the Council for Exceptional Children

Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD

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Modifications
Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child.

1. Make sure your child has an "advantageous" seating location. This may not always mean placing her in the front and center of the classroom. Her teacher needs to find the most productive "fit" for your child.

2. Provide an individualized, written schedule that your child can refer to when needed.

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How to Display Your Child's Crafts

Get creative

How to Display Your Child's Crafts

Bonding Experiences

A natural adjunct to crafting hobbies is photography. Get a quality camera and teach yourself and your child to take good pictures. Learn how to light crafts projects best and commit them to film. Explore different ways these photographs can be used, including manipulating them in your computer.

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Sewing: Get It Together

Sewing: Get It Together

Crafty Clues

The major pattern companies all have Web sites you can visit. Check out Simplicity at http://www.simplicity.com/. Butterick and McCalls also have online catalogs at http://www.butterick.com and http://www.mccalls.com.

Handiworks

When you embellish fabric, you decorate it. You can add beads, buttons, trims, sequins, embroidery, appliqué and more to finished pieces.

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Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Parents: Do Your Homework
Standardized testing -- two simple words that often strike fear for children, teachers, and parents alike. Many states use proficiency testing as a way to assess children and evaluate teachers. In some states, a low score on a proficiency exam is grounds for holding your child back. Whatever the policies are in your state, your job is to prepare your young learner for the testing challenge.

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Choose Appropriate Consequences for Misbehavior

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Choose Appropriate Consequences for Misbehavior

This part is not for the frail at heart. In fact, choosing appropriate consequences is very difficult for many parents (I know it often baffles me). I'll give you a few approaches here—things to think about, plans to make.

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Why Genealogy?

Why Genealogy?

Genealogy is said to be the third (some say the second) largest hobby in the country. Just ask the librarians. They will tell you that their shelves are bursting with genealogy books. The available computers are in continual use with those seeking clues on their lineages. The fascination is hard to describe. Some enjoy “putting the pieces of the puzzle together.” Some love history.
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Start Playing Games at a Young Age

Start Playing Games at a Young Age

The trick to avoiding difficulty with teenagers is to start playing games with them when they are little kids. Keep the lines of communication with them open. Talk and listen when they are little, and never stop. Always make yourself available to them. There's no better way to establish a rapport than to get down and dirty with them in a good old-fashioned game: Chess, Checkers, board games, card games, Pool, or Darts—anything that will keep the interaction alive.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Fourth Grade Science and Health

Fourth Grade Science and Health

The Goal of Science Study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.

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by: Kayla Brennan

A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement

How involved should parents be in a kid's education?

We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which subjects do parents think their child should learn?

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak