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  • A former preschool teacher explains how hands-on learning turns children into active learners. Their teacher is not the source of knowledge but a facilitator who encourages them to explore. Unfortunately, hands-on learning is threatened as the government involves itself in early childhood education.

    Why Hands-on Learning at Preschool Is Best and Why It's Getting Diminished

    Why Hands-on Learning at Preschool Is Best and Why It's Getting Diminished

    by McKenna Meyers9

  • Step-by-step instructions and demonstration of how to make tornado experiments. Create a tornado in a bottle, a jar, do a speed test, and even do an experiment to see how they form.

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    by Candace Bacon15

  • This article covers five significant reasons for the importance of preschool education written by an experienced early childhood educator. The preschool aged child is eager and ready to learn.

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    by rebekahELLE43

  • We're at a tragic point when preschools are seen as places to prepare students for kindergarten. Not only is this developmentally inappropriate and cruel, but it also has long-term negative consequences for our nation. It results in kids who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Finding and hiring a local math tutor for yourself or your high school student can be tricky. Discover the truth about paid services, how to find a private tutor and how to get the most for your money when starting math tutoring sessions.

    Tips for Finding the Best Math Tutor

    Tips for Finding the Best Math Tutor

    by Katy Medium0

  • Public charter schools can be an excellent school choice for many, but there are pros and cons just like with any other school. Find out how charters differ from traditional public schools.

    Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

    Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

    by Sarah Johnson24

  • Are you worried that your child's preschool isn't living up to expectations? Is the owner adding more students? Is she making a lot of unfulfilled promises about accelerated learning? Do you feel like your kid's creativity is getting squelched? These are red flags that need your immediate attention!

    Red Flags at Your Child's Preschool: 5 Things That Should Concern Parents

    Red Flags at Your Child's Preschool: 5 Things That Should Concern Parents

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Concepts learned at school are learned faster and retained longer when kids actively participate in an activity. Preschoolers excel when presented with an opportunity to physically engage in their learning. The lesson plan outlined below presents a fun, active method of teaching kids primary and secondary colours!

    How to Teach Color Theory to Preschoolers

    How to Teach Color Theory to Preschoolers

    by Teresa Coppens22

  • Are you unsure of how to support your student's reading ability outside of the classroom? Looking for some tips? Tired of being asked questions in this format? Look no further!

    Tips to Improve Children's Reading at Home

    Tips to Improve Children's Reading at Home

    by Michael Miller0

  • Kids have jumped rope for generations, and the songs they sing are passed on from child to child. On this journey down memory lane you'll discover old jump rope songs, Double Dutch & more fitness fun.

    Jump Rope Songs, Rhymes, and Chants

    Jump Rope Songs, Rhymes, and Chants

    by sheilamarie7899

  • Most people homeschool for religious reasons, concerns about school safety and education quality, or because they want to be their child's teacher. Here's a look at 13 reasons for homeschooling.

    13 Reasons for Homeschooling You May Have Overlooked

    13 Reasons for Homeschooling You May Have Overlooked

    by Donna Cosmato13

  • A student struggling with algebra in high school or middle school needs some gentle guidance in the right direction to avoid failing the class, bring up their grade, and maybe even actually enjoy math.

    What You Can Do When Your Child Is Failing Math

    What You Can Do When Your Child Is Failing Math

    by Katy Medium0

  • Contains printable templates of roosters made from circles, hearts, and triangles for teachers who work with farm themes and young children. The templates are available in English and Spanish.

    Printable Rooster Crafts for Kids

    Printable Rooster Crafts for Kids

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • History and Time Travel collide in this fantastic book by Alison Uttely. Penelope steps into the past and encounters Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot! Pure magic!

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    by Nell Rose30

  • School doesn't have to be a boring place! Learn how to enjoy school more, along with some tips of how to earn good grades, join a sport, or join a club.

    How to Learn to Enjoy School More

    How to Learn to Enjoy School More

    by Marissa18

  • For teachers, parents, and librarians, an extensive list of books for babies and toddlers which show everyday diversity. These books features diverse characters portrayed in everyday contemporary life

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney2

  • A teacher explains why Zoo-phonics is the ideal program to teach your child to read. It combines movement, music, and games that promote phonological awareness, the foundation of reading. Best of all, it lets kids be kids, tapping into their inclination to act silly, wriggle, and be imaginative.

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    by Bev G40

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle first published in 1977 is a children's book classic. It's visual appeal and themes of telling time, bullying, and comparing sizes will entertain preschool and elementary age audiences. This thorough review includes a lesson plan for story time presenters and suggestions for teachers.

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    by Carolyn Augustine14

  • Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    by Leah Lefler38

  • Choosing a preschool program is a difficult choice for parents seeking a quality early childhood education curriculum for their children. This article addresses several areas of concern and suggests questions and observations parents should make before deciding on a preschool program for their child.

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    by Leah Lefler27

  • How do you explain space to kids? Here are some facts about space for kids, and fun activities for the whole family!

    Space Facts for Kids

    Space Facts for Kids

    by Marissa25

  • Going away to college has long been seen as a rite of passage. But are all students ready to leave the nest?

    Is My Child Ready for College?

    Is My Child Ready for College?

    by ologsinquito3

  • Do you feel guilty for not paying for your child's education? Don't. Paying for college is hard in this economy. Kids learn responsibility for their actions and have ownership in their education when they have to pay for their own college tuition.

    Why I Did Not Pay for My Children's College

    Why I Did Not Pay for My Children's College

    by Susan Holland146

  • The Chinese Tangram Game is a cool activity to do with kids that has great educational value and is loads of fun to play. Find out its history, how to make your own, and the fun you can have with it!

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    by Amanda Littlejohn43

  • Homework is counterproductive. It causes family stress and fails to help the child learn, teaching only resentment. This article explores why.

    Ten Reasons Why Homework Is a Bad Idea

    Ten Reasons Why Homework Is a Bad Idea

    by Liz Elias66

  • An early childhood educator tells parents why it's best NOT to send their children to preschool. As the government seizes control, preschools become laboratories and young children become guinea pigs. The push for academic rigor at younger ages takes away time for play, pretending, and being a kid.

    Why You Should Not Send Your Child to Preschool: A Teacher Explains

    Why You Should Not Send Your Child to Preschool: A Teacher Explains

    by McKenna Meyers31

  • What your child should know before entering Kindergarten and what they will be required to learn and understand throughout the year with ideas on how to help them excel.

    What Should a Kindergartener Know?

    What Should a Kindergartener Know?

    by Christin Sander44

  • While teaching kindergarten, I had many students enter my classroom with weak hand muscles and poor fine motor skills. It was difficult for them to hold a pencil correctly, cut with scissors, and string beads. One of the easiest ways to prevent this is making play-dough with your children!

    How to Improve Your Child's Fine Motor Skills With Play-Dough!

    How to Improve Your Child's Fine Motor Skills With Play-Dough!

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Are you driving your child's preschool teacher crazy? You probably are if you send your kid to class in fancy duds, expect special treatment for your precious tyke, fret about her being bullied, and pick her up late with no apology or explanation. Find out if you're being the pain at preschool!

    17 Things Moms and Dads Do That Make Preschool Teachers Go Bonkers

    17 Things Moms and Dads Do That Make Preschool Teachers Go Bonkers

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Introverts such as myself may recall middle school as the worst time in their lives. Volunteering at my son's school, I see little has changed. If teachers and administrators, though, would consider introverts when planning lessons and extracurricular activities, they could make a huge difference.

    Why Middle School Is Hard for Introverts and How We Can Easily Change It

    Why Middle School Is Hard for Introverts and How We Can Easily Change It

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    by Anna Marie Bowman7

  • Complete, detailed instructions, links, and videos for easy and practical science fair project for 5th to 8th grade students.

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney16

  • A brilliant, creative foray into sci-fi and the great "what if" questions adults have forgotten to ask. For anyone who's forgotten how to love or be happy or the importance of living in harmony.

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch1

  • Is your child ready to take on the challenges of kindergarten? Are you ready to send them off with confidence? Here's a list of things they should know before starting.

    Kindergarten Readiness: Are They Prepared?

    Kindergarten Readiness: Are They Prepared?

    by Lindsey Weaver0

  • Teach children to match and label fractions by matching measuring cups to the correct container. Help children say the name of the fraction and practice fractions while measuring and cooking.

    Teaching Basic Fractions to Beginners

    Teaching Basic Fractions to Beginners

    by hsschulte0

  • It is vital for parents and guardians of special needs children to understand the importance of having an individual education plan. An IEP ensures your special needs child will get an appropriate education in the public school system.

    The Importance of an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

    The Importance of an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

    by Cari Jean15

  • Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming task with so many choices. As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, I urge parents to pick a place with a strong and distinct philosophy that attracts a community of like-minded moms and dads such as Montessori, Waldorf, and co-op.

    What Preschool Is Right for My Child: Montessori, Waldorf, or Co-op?

    What Preschool Is Right for My Child: Montessori, Waldorf, or Co-op?

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Music education is highly important for young children, increasing math skills, fine motor coordination, and helping children learn the benefits of perseverance and delayed gratification. Think your child is ready for music lessons? Consider the age of the child, developmental readiness, and time commitment before staring formal instrument lessons!

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    by Leah Lefler52

  • Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple preschool activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child be ready for Kindergarten.

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    by Marissa18

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