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Helping Your Child Channel Their Curiosity into Learning

Curiosity lies at the core of learning; it is the source of a child’s internal motivation to learn. By helping cultivate your child’s curiosity, you exponentially increase their capacity, and desire, for learning. Here are a few ways you, as a parent and/or teacher, can help your child channel their curiosity into effective learning experiences.…

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9 Ways to Encourage Exploration

As I mentioned in another post, allowing your children to explore the world around them is a great way to encourage active learning and strengthen their critical thinking skills. Here are 9 ways you can encourage exploration; none of them take too much preparation. Be forewarned: they DO required clean-up! Most of them foster “free…

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Actively

We often associate “learning” with schoolwork. But learning isn’t an activity; it’s a process. That process can be happening, or not happening, at all times. Most of your child’s life will be spent outside the classroom (be that the traditional classroom or the homeschool classroom), so why not start teaching them now how to learn…

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Nonverbal Ways to Help Children Express Themselves

Children have to learn how to express themselves in order to succeed at truly discovering and developing their own identity, and feeling comfortable with themselves. Usually verbal communication jumps to mind when we think about expressing ourselves. But it’s equally important to teach our kids how to express themselves in other ways. Here are 5…

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Summer Activity Book!

With schools about to close, and many homeschoolers wrapping up their curriculum as well, many kids are about to enjoy a few months of vacation. But even though school finishes, learning never ends! Help your child keep their mind working this summer with this Summer Activity Book. It covers language arts, math, science and critical…

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11 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Your Kids

Many kids love reading on their own. Kids naturally love learning, and reading is one of ways we learn the most. It also stretches our imagination (something else kids love) and strengthens language acquisition. Some kids have a harder time reading, because it’s harder for them to learn how to read, or because they’re just…

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Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

  Critical thinking skills teach children how to go beyond memorization and comprehension to understand the significance – the “why” and “how” of the concepts they explore. Kids that develop strong critical thinking skills are best prepared for their future lives; the problem solving and evaluation skills associated with critical thinking enable them to apply…

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Helping Your Child Assess Risks Before Jumping In

  So, as we’ve already discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, risk taking is beneficial for a child’s development, and there 12 simple ways you can provide your child with opportunities to take risks. You’re still missing one thing: teaching your child how to effectively assess risks before getting involved. Many children are…

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Why Parents Should Encourage Children to Make Mistakes

Over the last few decades, the importance of allowing children to make mistakes as an essential part of the learning process has been marginalized, due at least partly to a grading system that penalizes mistakes instead of encouraging them, and societal pressures. The Problem with the Grading System: The usual grading system that is used…

11 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler the Alphabet!

Do you have a young child focused on learning their letters? Here are some creative ways you can use to teach your toddler the alphabet and have fun at the same time! Arrange Pretzel Sticks. Get a few packs of pretzel sticks and learn letters together during snack time. Give your child a few pretzel sticks…