Summer is here and it feels like we wait all year for these long days with no school schedules. Then a commercial for a learning center comes on and you hear that your kids can lose up to 2 reading levels over the summer and 1-3 months of learning. Without hiring a tutor or sending them to an educational program, how can you help them maintain those skills and even gain more in fun creative ways? 1. Join the local library summer reading program. This is something we do every year and I am ... Continue Reading
Maintain school skills throughout the summer with these creative ideas.
Learn where you store your visual memory, file the information visually. then read it back to yourself from where you have it stored.
What if you could make homework and learning easier for your child? Memory is one of the key skills involved in learning, studying, and doing well in school. Once your child can better retain information, it's easier to learn harder concepts and complete homework on time. But how to teach your child memory skills? Whether you’re homeschooling, helping with homework, or just looking for skills to help your child do better in school, photographic memory techniques are a great way to learn to ... Continue Reading
A home-based toddler classroom should be literacy-rich and foster opportunities for structured, rule-governed play and unstructured imaginative play.
Homeschooling has become a trending option for stay-at-home moms nowadays. The Home Education Study Institute (NHERI) found that since 2003, the number of homeschooled students has more than doubled and is steadily increasing at a rate of 15% annually. School usually begins at age 3, but because children develop so rapidly between 12 and 36 months, it is important not to overlook the need for a learning environment for this age group. While published curriculum options are available for ... Continue Reading
Knowing your young scholar’s “time of learning” style will help you to motivate and promote academics.
Every child has a style of learning, but in this article we're going to talk about their use of time. Does he rush through his work at the last second, plan a project from start to finish before actually beginning it, or perhaps she plods meticulously through her homework at a steady pace? Here we'll discuss why it matters and how can you work within this time-style of learning to both motivate the child and her on task. The Rusher Is your student the kind who puts everything off until the ... Continue Reading
Teach your child to read using music, manipulatives and more.
Nothing impacts a child’s life more than the ability to read. According to UNICEF, the statistics are frightening, "Nearly a billion people will enter the 21st century unable to read a book …." As your child’s first teacher, you are well positioned to give your child the early reading skills he or she needs to succeed in life. This is how I taught my child to read. While I am no expert and am not a teacher, I successfully taught my child to read so that by the time he started preschool, ... Continue Reading