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!
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!
As an educator, I'm saddened by the way we now teach reading to young children: making them memorize sight words, drilling them on digraphs and blends, and emphasizing speed over comprehension. Most tragically, parents are left out of the equation when they're the very best reading teachers of all!
Want a science fair project using your pet? Full instructions for a quick and easy science experiment for elementary students.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Important things to consider before starting kindergarten, a quiz to make sure, and the argument for waiting a year.
If you hear something often enough, you're bound to believe it. Busy moms and dads, juggling family and career, are highly susceptible to hearing and believing incorrect information about parenting young children. Now it's time to set the record straight on important issues affecting their kids.
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'...
An article on the benefits of including children with special needs in mainstream schools, and things to consider when doing so.
Easy 7th or 8th Grade girls flexibility Science Fair Experiment with full instructions and research links.
Looking for new ways to teach about continents? Here are a number of ideas you can use "as is" or adapt to make your continents lessons more fun!
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.
The 5 E lesson plan format is described and explained in this article to help teachers support inquiry-based instruction.
Learning how to run a PTA meeting properly can make or break your PTA membership. Follow these steps to make sure your next PTA meeting goes well.
A teacher explains what phonological awareness is, why it's important, and how parents can promote it, turning their children into strong readers, writers, and spellers.
This four-week unit plan for Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the American dream includes a pacing guide, daily lesson plans, pre-reading activities, in-class essays, related readings, review games, and exam topics.
Bullying impedes student progress, hurts morale and can cause emotional distress. If your child has been the victim of school bullying, consider writing a complaint letter to the principal.
How to teach children/preschoolers/toddlers about zoo animals before and while attending zoos and aquariums.
Immersion education may have become all the rage, but what is it really like to send your child to a school where everyone speaks a foreign language? This is our family's story.
Do you understand the mental health of your two year old? Social-emotional skills are essential to being a healthy adult, and these activities are for preschool teachers to use in the classroom.
If we want kids to experience art as a creative expression, a relaxing pastime, and a way to feel empowered, we're teaching it all wrong. Open-ended art activities (painting, drawing, and sculpting) have been replaced by teacher-directed craft projects, much to the detriment of young children.
If you have had a negative experience at your child's school, consider writing a complaint letter. These examples of complaint letters might help you write your own letter.
Is your child having problems in middle school? If you feel like you are going through those awful years all over again, learn how to survive middle school from a parent's (and MSW's) perspective. You are not alone!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a children's picture book about a child's day playing in the snow. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1963 with its groundbreaking illustrations of Peter's explorations of the snow. This article includes a story summary and recommendations for use in a preschool circle time or as part of a snow-themed library storytime.
Tired of hearing the f-word all the time? Here is a list of family friendly f-words that should be used more often.
Erupting volcanoes and bubbling test tubes are fun to watch and more fun to make. Creating strange mad scientist concoctions is simpler than you may think using stuff already in the kitchen.
A child's world is filled with unlimited possibilities. Suspensions, however, squash them. Stop the hurt and destruction by encouraging your schools to develop a plan of action. Give them the chance to grow into a wonderful adult! Photos by NJ...
Full instructions for winning middle school science fair project using robot made from NXT Lego Mindstorms.
This article explains what Acellus steps are, and also goes over how to avoid cheating Acellus and how to manage the account screen.
I am a teacher of dyslexic children and a mother of a dyslexic child. This is advice on how to help with school, homework, and self-esteem.
Teaching kids about the stock market can be enjoyable and relevant when you follow kid-friendly companies that sell well-known consumer goods and products during a stock market simulation experiment.
The problem of bullying in schools is widespread in many countries. Students who experience bullying fear going to school. One way to help them is to build their self-esteem and assertiveness skills.
The popular Okee Dokee brothers are back with a fun picture book that parents will find useful in teaching the important lesson about the topic of wants vs. needs. What do your children wish for?
Explore science and engineering activities geared for third-grade students using inexpensive and accessible materials. Lava lamps, helicopters, and marble mazes allow young scientists to explore!
Compete instructions on how to do a science fair project and set up a board. Includes pictures, examples, resources and step-by step original projects.
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.
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.
Whether you are just starting out on the homeschooling journey or are a well-seasoned homeschool parent, here's the real scoop about what matters and what you need to know.
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!
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.
Need to do well on that AP literature exam in the Spring to get college credit? Check out these tips, tools and products to get the grade you want.
A fun drama workshop lesson plan for 8-10 year old pupils which will teach them how to create characters and write a creative ending for a story.
Easy and fun snow and ice science experiments for kids. Includes making frost, snow, icicles, dry ice, exploding ice, and more cool experiments.
Almost every preschool in the United States has circle time as part of its daily routine. Research, though, shows kids learn more with small group activities, kinesthetic learning, and hands-on exploration.
Have you wondered what homeschooling looks like when you are teaching multiple ages? I have been asked a number of times what our homeschool day looks like, so we finally created videos showing what w
Persuasive writing is an important skill for students to learn, but you need age appropriate things for kids to write about. Here are a few prompts that are good for third graders.
Ever wonder if the songs you're singing to your children had a double meaning? Here you'll find the theories or life events that sparked each rhyme.
This article has printable kindergarten worksheets that you can download and print to make learning fun.
A compilation of printable alphabet stencils that are free to download to your computer or print on paper.
Following are some lessons/experiments my daughter and I have done recently on Heat Energy. Hopefully these will be useful to other homeschooling families. They are simple but they get the point across. We've had fun doing these. One way you can...
In this article you will learn some tips and tricks of how to successfully teach children how to work in the kitchen.
A complaint letter to a principal shows that you are serious about this matter. If you have had a lice issue at your child's school, consider writing a complaint letter.
Is your child gifted or just bright for their age? Is there even a difference? This guide goes over signs of giftedness vs. signs of slightly higher intelligence in small children.
How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!
This lesson teaches about God's faithfulness and Joseph's obedience and trust in God. Students learn why Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery. A variety of free printable activities and worksheets are included for the teacher’s convenience.
Some common misconceptions and myths about homeschooling from the socialization myth to the idea that we are all religious.
Here is a list of picture books to help your children or students learn multiplication and division. There are even starter activities included!
Children become fluent in reading with practice, and these free, engaging reading games hold their attention and keep them motivated.
Making shadow puppets with your hands has been a pastime since the earliest of times as men sat around an open fire. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your own with your child.
Four simple activities for fourth-grade students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.
We all know that when a child or teen is bullied it can leave some long-lasting emotional (and sometimes even physical) scars. The negative effects of bullying can range from BAD to WORSE quickly.
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.
If you're wondering whether Brainetics is a good investment to help your child with math, then read this review to find out all the possible advantages and drawbacks from the product.
Does your child seem to be smart at most things, yet cannot get things done on time? Does your child take forever to do easy, routine tasks? You may need to change your approach and stop getting mad.
Full inclusion or mainstreaming is the new trend in special education. Still, many students with disabilities need support in the classroom. Co-teaching can offer that needed help.
Full inclusion gives students with minor learning disabilities a chance to receive the same education as their non-disabled peers. However, the system has its flaws despite good intentions.
Objective: To help children learn the basic note values and to show how to organize them into measures of music.
Same-sex or single-gender education has advantages and disadvantages, so why aren't more schools implementing this way of teaching? I discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel is a classic children's book that lends itself to reading aloud in a storytime setting. However, this story of a boy with a very long name is the subject of some controversy. This article offers recommendations for using in your classroom.
School is not always the educational sanctuary it is supposed to be. Here are nine reasons you should keep your child out of school.
For teachers, parents, and librarians, a thorough list of books for children ages 3-8 which exemplify everyday diversity. These books feature diverse characters in everyday contemporary life.
These are some simple and fun ways to teach basic multiplication and division to preschoolers and kindergarten age kids.
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.
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. Learn how to use resources to improve their math skills.
Dot to Dot (or Connect the dots) activities are a great way to help your child develop and improve their fine motor skills, learn to draw, encourage creativity, and just have fun!!!
The Waldorf method of education is gaining in popularity, but the tuition is expensive. Learn simple, easy ways to provide the benefits of this method to your child at home.
Five great literary picks for moms and dads who have little ones struggling with going to daycare, school, or saying goodbye. These books are fun to read, and teach a lesson!
If you wonder how to get your kid to learn their German vocabulary and understand the grammar, look at my favourite choice of apps to learn German on the iPad, iPhone and other devices!
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, as part of his Series of Unfortunate Events, is both entertaining and educational. Follow this study guide to learn about activities that can make your reading experience even better.
Research shows young children learn best through play at preschool. But, because of standardized testing and academic rigor, a "push-down" curriculum has replaced exploration, hands-on learning, playing, and pretending. Unwitting parents think this results in smarter kids, but it doesn't.
Spice up your spooky fiction booktalks with audience participation. Here you’ll find ideas for ways to get the children involved along with complete booktalks for several kids’ spooky fiction books.
Waldorf Education has historically been reserved for the elite, but the philosophy can be easily and effectively applied in the home. Learn the Waldorf approach to mealtime, playtime, and more.
These online tools and poetry collections provide guideposts and inspire children writing and reading poems in a broad range of styles.
When you have a child with ADHD you need to work with the child's teachers to ensure that his/her educational needs are met. There are requirements that public schools must meet, but you must ask.
She is a fashion designer, dancer, architect, artist, and big sister, and she's quite precocious. Olivia by Ian Falconer is a must-have for your children's book collection.
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.
Streaming refers to the grouping of students by ability. The objective is to allow like students to move ahead at a pace which matches their abilities. I am a strong advocate for streaming.
A weather guide to teaching children how to read the natural weather by looking at reliable weather folklore.
Homeschooling while dealing with your own pain and suffering, whether temporary or long-term, can be a difficult thing to do. Trust me! I know. However, it is not impossible.
Do you know what high stakes standardized testing is? Is your child a victim of "teaching to the test" or never-ending test prep? How is your child's education affected by test-based accountability?
Fun and easy shadow experiments for kids. Learn how shadows are made, about see-through and solid objects, how to make shadow shapes, what rainbow shadows are, and more.
Do you need to use a lesson planner for your homeschooling? Find exactly what you need in this article with links to free homeschooling lesson planners!
A librarian's reviews and summaries of the best narrative nonfiction books for children, which are emphasized in the curriculum of the common core from kindergarten through 6th grade.
Tips for high school students to stay organized and help get better grades. Students who get better grades in high school will qualify for better colleges and scholarship money.
Popular short stories for students and teenagers. Great choices for those new to the short story and experienced readers.
Pumpkin-themed reading list for your preschool circle time, library storytime, or anytime! Reading lists include pumpkin-themed fantasy fiction and realistic fiction, including a few titles that are also Halloween selections.
Teach the Sunday school lesson about Paul and Silas in a hands-on way that kids will remember for a long time. Use simple paper chains to make pretend handcuffs and then watch how much fun the students have breaking their "chains."
The first time this project came home with my eldest son we spent time scratching our heads and having him research the internet. From internet research and two separate school projects requiring this design, my son has made a mousetrap car that goes the distance!
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader is a T.V. show quiz game that can be integrated into your lesson plan at school or even played at home? Children of elementary and even middle school ages can learn a lot of general knowledge topics, helping them turn into well-rounded, educated world citizens.
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.
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers explore their five senses while developing listening, math and problem solving skills in this healthy living lesson plan.
Ofsted will love how independant these students are from a few simple ideas on how to describe a scene or character.
As our education system grows more bureaucratic, elementary school teachers are under enormous pressure to assess students and meet Common Core standards. In the process, though, they can neglect the whole child (body, mind, and spirit) and that's when parents need to advocate for their kids.
What are some of the best educational games for kids online? Provided is a list of learning websites in math, reading, science and social studies for your learner. They are not only educational but fun!
Are you trying to teach geography to kids at home, or are you homeschooling and looking to incorporate geography into your lesson? These ideas can make teaching geography fun and easy.
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.
Going against decades of research in early childhood education, preschools today have become more academic than ever. Youngsters are now guinea pigs in an experiment that may prove highly detrimental to their futures and ours.
Want to teach your child some basic math concepts? Read on to find out how an abacus make learning math easy and fun for your child!
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.
Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.
There are pros and cons for uniform school dress codes. Should public schools have dress codes and uniforms? Do they really make a difference?
Going away to college has long been seen as a rite of passage. But are all students ready to leave the nest?
Many parents that choose to give their children a home-school education could use extra money to help with homeschool expenses. This article provides ideas and resources for homeschooling parents.
I’d like to help parents of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes prepare for the first day of school.
Grocery shopping is such a mundane activity that I didn't consider spending extra time there on a field trip. However, our trip to Publix proved me wrong!
Christian craft projects for kids: ideas for Sunday school, vacation Bible school, CCD classes and home school.
This article explains some to the advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling along with some basic information to help you make a decision on starting your journey into homeschooling.
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!
This article features activities in a lesson to help students with vision loss and others manage and organize money.
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.
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.
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.
Through verbal praise, behavior charts, and reward systems, discover positive ways to reinforce good behavior in young children.
Music is a useful component when working with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students, with proven benefits. This article offers some tips and advice for integrating music and simple preschool-friendly musical instruments into your teaching and library story hour.
What is that awful smell ? Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are off on their next adventure to solve the mystery of a terrible odor in the fridge. A lesson of compassion is part of the solution.
Questionnaire to help parents determine if home schooling is right for their children and their family.
Parents in the United States are enthralled with academic preschools, buying into the belief that earlier is better. However, research shows that play is how kids learn best. It enhances their imaginations, promotes exploration, increases vocabulary, and builds social skills.
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.
Where the Wild Things Are, starring Max, the most wild thing of all, won the Caldecott medal in 1964 and is one of the best-loved children's picture books of all time. My in-depth review includes a sample lesson for your preschool or library story hour, craft ideas, and links to more lesson plans.
An educator and mom 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. It lets kids be kids as they act silly, wriggle, and use their imaginations.
Best English (including: phonics, reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling and writing) curricula throughout the homeschool years.
Whether you are a teacher or parent who does homeschooling, there are many field trip options that are both fun and educational!
Honest and candid insight from a real parent. Connections Academy is an online public school serving grades K-12. This guide will help you determine if this is the right fit for your family.
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!
Children build their knowledge through experiencing ordinary household objects and exploring nature at playtime. Here are some fun, educational things to do with kids that will expand their world.
Learning to make friends is an important social skill that will become an important life long skill. Teaching young children to make friends can be fun when you add music and singing to the lesson. Here are some great songs and activities to sing with your young kids.
Looking for ways to teach your kids about money? Find 6 fun and educational money games you can play at home to help your child identify the different coins and their values.
Looking for a great science fair project? Love to chew gum? Here you'll find complete instructions for gum science fair projects, with photos and videos. Sample project too!
As an educator myself, I get frustrated by the teacher-directed art that rules at schools today. The projects look the same and do nothing to promote creativity, independence, and initiative. Fortunately, parents can encourage their kids to do collage at home—simple art that inspires originality!
Find the best books and resources for elementary school-aged kids to learn more about the human body, cells, and genetics.
An American high school teacher's look at what we could learn from the French when it comes to secondary education.
Acellus can be a little confusing to navigate. This guide will help a parent of an existing student navigate the “View Student Progress” section and subsections.
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.
Complete, detailed instructions, links, and videos for easy and practical science fair project for 5th to 8th grade students.
Are we sufficiently preparing the next generation for the future? An examination of the realities our kids face following graduation.
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.
Choosing a school setting for your child can be difficult. This article discusses the pros and cons of public school, private school, and homeschool, helping the reader to think through each option.
If you are a parent of a teen or maybe a teen yourself, you probably know at least a little bit about the stress that goes along with high school rumors. High school rumors are just another form of high school bullying and there are ways to support your teen and/or keep yourself sane during a time when your teen (or you) is getting bullied by other teens who enjoy spreading nasty high school rumors.
Educational games can appeal to students of all ages and are a fun way to review for a test or reinforce prior knowledge. The "Who Am I?" game is great for social studies, literature, and art.
There are so many different theories regarding early childhood education and what is most important for a young child to learn. There are as many different educational theories and schools as there are psychologists, who have studied the early...
The transition from elementary school to middle school can be overwhelming for many students. Here are specific organization strategies to help middle school students be successful.
The Sandwich Swap by Kelly DiPucchio is a fantastic tale that promotes diversity and understanding among children. It is a great story for the classroom; I've also includes some extension activities.
Helpful book recommendations can make great gifts for teenage boys. Action books and suspenseful reading keep middle school boys engaged.
Answers to questions a parent should be prepared to hear during the application process for today's competitive nursery and primary schools.
Tips to running a toddler classroom while keeping structure and order in a room full of one year olds.
The following multiple-choice quiz tests your animal knowledge with ten questions. Choose the correct answer for each question and then compare it with the list of answers after the test. A brief explanation as well as a relevant link is included with each answer, making this suitable for parents and kids.
Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar year and each year is named after an animal. This Chinese Zodiac is an animal story based on the great race and should be in your short bedtime stories for kids collection
How to help prepare your child for preschool interviews. Questions they may be asked and suggested answers.
You may remember the perceptual-motor program at elementary school: walking on the balance beam, crawling through wooden shapes, and skipping around traffic cones. It combined physical and mental tasks designed to enhance balance, coordination, and gross motor skills. It's time to bring it back!
Reading Fluency ~ Two words when spoken by your child's teacher can put such fear into a parent's heart. Take heart. We've faced the 'Reading Fluency' dragon and won that battle. Here is our story.
This article discusses the benefits of assessing the learning styles of students early on and using them reduce the number of special education referrals.
In-Hand Manipulation skills—translation, shift, and rotation—are important fine motor skills for a child’s development. IHM skills have been shown to directly correlate with handwriting skills and self-help skills like dressing.
Are you a Homeschool Mom with a chronic illness? Here are some ways I have made it homeschooling my kids.
The Wizard of Oz is high interest reading for students in the middle grades. Explore lesson plans for the classic book as well as for the new prequel and sequel.
When choosing a preschool, it's easy for parents to get enthralled by all the bells and whistles: their child learning Mandarin, doing yoga poses, and studying the violin. Yet, a former preschool teacher tells moms and dads that developmentally appropriate practices and lots of play matter most.
Uniforms can help prevent bullying and violence over appearance, and discourage the theft of shoes and clothing.
Homeschoolers rate better on standardized tests than public school students. Homeschool kids outperform other students in spelling bees and other academic contests.
Reading to your kids enhances imagination and stimulates dramatic play. But not all children's books are designed to do this. A teacher details 12 titles that are ideal for boosting creativity.
We now see the effects less play has on children with higher rates of depression and anxiety. What can we learn from other countries so American kindergarten becomes developmentally appropriate, joyful, and creative once again?
You can stimulate language skills, imagination, and creativity through simple activities with preschool age children. Learn more about how to do it here.
Homeschoolers often, and I mean very often, hear the question "But what about socialization?" Here's why this question is completely cringe-worthy. Please stop asking us that!
Alphabet recognition is an important prerequisite to reading and writing. Here are some fun ways to work on learning the alphabet, such as alphabet puzzles, books, iPad/iPhone games, and Android alphabet games.
How do you explain space to kids? Here are some facts about space for kids, and fun activities for the whole family!
No, David! is the first in a series of children's picture books starring the author's delightfully naughty alter ego. Included with the article is a sample preschool lesson for an informal preschool or library story hour.
The Montessori method of education speaks to the curiosity within each child and allows each child to blossom. Learn simple ways of creating a Montessori home environment that will enable your child to soar to great heights.
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.
Sometimes kids can use some extra help getting started in reading. These ideas can help get your child up to speed or even ahead academically.
Fractions are a big part of mathematical understanding. Make it easy for kids to grasp by selecting hands-on activities.
Early learning curriculum for preschoolers and kindergarten age kids. Learn about continents, oceans and countries.
Use the story of how Peter raised Dorcas (or Tabitha) from the dead to teach children about God's power over life and death. This lesson is for elementary level students and contains a craft and two free worksheets.
A fun science experiment. Grow your own salt crystal garden. It's easy, and uses items you have around the house.
In this article, I discuss over a dozen different board games that are ideal for the elementary school classroom. I include variations and resources for many of these games.
Are you teaching time to your own kids or to your students? Consider using Velcro materials. This article covers time skills that students learn in kindergarten through 4th grade.
As a teacher and a mother of an autistic son, I get outraged when educators deceive parents with the inclusion lie. Kids with special needs require special help and inclusion is not enough. Yes, it saves us money in the short term, but it has a long-range negative impact on kids and our society.
Some practical tips for organizing a children's story time program including finding a host organization, planning a calendar, and other common-sense logistical considerations.
As a parent, you try to help with homework. But how good are you in mathematics? Take the quiz and find out.
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.