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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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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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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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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…