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.
Kindergarten Language Arts Spelling and Letter Grades in Kindergarten
When a child is given difficult spelling tests in kindergarten, have a talk with the teacher. read more
If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.
Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.
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If you’re looking for a part-time, “side-hustle” gig to keep you busy now that the kids are older (and bring some extra revenue into the home), this comprehensive list will kickstart your part-time career mojo!
Fine-Motor Skills Motor Skills Problem in Five-Year-Old
A mother is concerned when her child's teacher talks about her son's "sloppy coloring and handwriting." read more
Writing Fourth-Grade Writing Troubles
If your fourth-grader is having trouble putting more than four words together in a sentence, it's time to have a teacher conference. read more
Reading Difficulties Reading Disability and ADD
Find out what to do when your child's teachers can't figure out why his reading skills are not advancing. read more
Tackling Tough Reading Assignments
Should you pay for good grades? In general, you want your teen to learn that good work is its own reward. That said, you might find other ways to reward improvement (not just achievement). Promise nothing in advance, but if your teen makes significant gains in a certain area (say, pulls his Biology grade from a C- to a B), consider staging some type of celebration that your teen would enjoy.
Generating Ideas for Writing
All good writing starts with a topic. With that said, often developing a topic is a tough gig. Some kids get overwhelmed with the number of ideas they have. Others might not know where to look, and still for some kids, they feel that there is nothing good to write about. Here are some ideas on how to empower your child to find the right topic:
Facts About Lds Third-Grader with Reading Difficulties
A parent is frustrated that her child's teachers can't explain the exact nature of her child's LD and how it is impacting her ability to learn to read... read more
The Essential Elements of Higher-Level Writing
The title of this article may seem to run counter to all the lip services I pay to individualizing one's approach to writing, but the bottom line is that for many writing assessments, especially higher-level writing, there is specific structure and stylistic elements that, if followed, will improve your child's grades. The reality is that teachers have a preconceived notion of what constitutes a good paper. The following are some core elements that, in the eyes of the powers that be, any good advanced paper should have.
Manufacturing and health care
To judge your safety on the job, you need to know what chemicals you are exposed to each day. In fact, by law you have the right to this information, and your employer is obliged to tell you. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists a number of substances the pregnant women should avoid, including the following:
In this article, you will find:
- How to Use Flash Cards for Spelling
- More Flash Card Activities
Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling
Flash cards may be a standard way to learn spelling words, but there are a few ways to make them a little less boring. There are two basic ways in which your child can approach making flash cards, both of which have learning benefits.
Skills Being Practiced
- Sight/spelling word recognition
- Vocabulary retention
- General word knowledge
What You Need
Everyone's a Poet
What kind of poems appeal to kids? Writer and teacher Matt Sharpe says students of all ages like this exercise. Give it a try with your kids!
1. Think of anyone you know who is older than your parents.
2. Close your eyes, and picture this person. Picture their hair, their skin. Do they have facial hair? Glasses? Makeup? What kind of skirt are they wearing? Shirt? Shoes?
3. Does this person smell like anything? Tobacco? Garlic?
Likely you’ll be spending more time at home this winter as we continue to battle the COVID pandemic, which means it’s essential to have a variety of indoor activities on hand. We suggest a variety of games, activities, toys and books both for independent play as well as fun for the whole family as you are spending extra quality time together.
The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and a... read more
In this article, you will find:
- School reports
- Writing a rough draft
Writing Reports, from Top to BottomDon't let school reports get your child down. With our great tips your kids will be well on the way to acing them.
Choosing a topic
Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and new apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards.
Reading Difficulties Providing Reading Help to a Teen
Recognizing a reading problem is the first step -- finding the right help is the next one. read more