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  • Hard lessons can be easily taught to young children when choosing the right book. Teaching stranger danger to young children is one of those lessons. A fun story can help with this lesson.

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    by Cindy Hewitt1

  • Obsession or ally? How Lego contributes to a homeschool education by developing problem-solving and fine motor skills.

    My Child Is Obsessed With Lego

    My Child Is Obsessed With Lego

    by Bev G6

  • Specific Age: 4-year-olds Goal of the Activity: The goal of this activity is to get the attention and focus of children by showing them a fun fingerplay. Objectives: · Children will demonstrate their ability to count...

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    by kmcmichael0

  • Enhance learning from field trips by writing a field trip report. What to do before, during, and after a field trip can make writing the report easier.

    Writing a Homeschool Field Trip Report

    Writing a Homeschool Field Trip Report

    by Jimmie Quick9

  • Backpacks are an essential part of a child's school day. They are functional yet designed to balance a load of supplies across the back providing comfort while preventing back injuries.

    The Indispensable Backpack

    The Indispensable Backpack

    by Dianna Mendez68

  • 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

  • Looking for a fun art project that the kids are sure to love? They'll not only enjoy wearing these adorable masks, but they'll love helping to make them as well!

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    by Jaynie20009

  • Numbers, shapes, and other mathematical concepts pop up in many of our daily activities. Share these opportunities with your children as a foundation for later learning.

    How to Develop Preschool Math Skills

    How to Develop Preschool Math Skills

    by Sheilamarie11

  • In a society that demands the adaptation to technological advances, it behooves schools to embrace the adolescent's addiciton to smart phones and utilize this to their advantage.

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    by Mike Stork32

  • 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.

    Understanding Slow Processing Speed in Children

    Understanding Slow Processing Speed in Children

    by Veronica Almeida4

  • Learn how to make paper mosaics with kids! These are inexpensive, easy crafts to do at home using existing supplies. This simple craft entertains even the shortest of attention spans.

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    by LauraGSpeaks8

  • Sight words are words that are often used but that may not necessarily be easy to sound out using phonics. Learning how to read these words is crucial for a young child to read fluently.

    Homeschooling Curriculum for Sight Words

    Homeschooling Curriculum for Sight Words

    by Angela Michelle Schultz0

  • ADHD can be daunting for students and their teachers. Still, how does a civil rights law help to ensure these students get a free and appropriate education? This is where Section 504 is needed.

    Addressing ADHD With Section 504

    Addressing ADHD With Section 504

    by Dean Traylor0

  • Is probability stumping your students? Literature is a great way for you to help guide your students' thinking around chance events. Here is a list of books along with some activities that are sure to help strengthen your children's understanding of probability.

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    by cardelean15

  • 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

  • This article lists the best and worst K-12 math curricula that we used in homeschooling, including: elementary, middle school, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Consumer Math and Accounting.

    Review of K-12 Homeschool Math Curricula

    Review of K-12 Homeschool Math Curricula

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • Hug the Earth lesson plan including "CeCe's Hug the Earth Song," "I Love the Earth" collage, valentine message to the earth, "going green" game, graphing, and a cooking activity.

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    by CeCe Rees1

  • Use this fun Halloween sudoku puzzle as a classroom activity, for early birds, or as a homework assignment in logical thinking. Parents can enjoy this puzzle with their elementary-age children, too.

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    by Aficionada2

  • 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

  • Circle time, also called group time or morning routine, should be a time that is both fun and educational. Here are a few tips to encourage your students to join circle time willingly. I will show you, step-by-step, how I begin each day in the classroom.

    5 Circle-Time Activities That Encourage Students to Join

    5 Circle-Time Activities That Encourage Students to Join

    by Joanna Blackburn0

  • Our country's obsession with an "earlier is better" philosophy is cruel to children in kindergarten. A teacher points out how homogeneous reading groups, too many standards and assessments, and the elimination of imaginative play are evidence of this.

    5 Reasons Why Kindergarten Today Is Unkind to Kids

    5 Reasons Why Kindergarten Today Is Unkind to Kids

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • 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

  • This article is about kindergarten which is a lovely stage in a child’s life where they turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    by Vicky Ann0

  • "A Servant Like Jesus" is a Christian children's book aimed at teaching how one can and should help others. What are the pros and cons of this book? What is the ideal audience?

    Book Review: 'A Servant Like Jesus'

    Book Review: 'A Servant Like Jesus'

    by Tamara Wilhite1

  • I made five changes to my homeschool during its first year. Collectively, these easy changes saved our school day and, more importantly, us!

    These 5 Changes Saved My Homeschool

    These 5 Changes Saved My Homeschool

    by TJ Rogers4

  • 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

  • Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat, teaches principles of good nutrition in a humorous way. This article contains a review of the book and related activities for kids.

    Gregory the Terrible Eater Book Review

    Gregory the Terrible Eater Book Review

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • The debate continues as to whether chocolate milk and other flavored milk should be banned from schools, or allowed as a beverage option

    Is Flavored Milk Healthy or Too Sugary?

    Is Flavored Milk Healthy or Too Sugary?

    by Stephanie Hicks58

  • Pennsylvania has many places to vacation with the whole family that are fun and educational for everyone. Plan your summer vacation around some of these places.

    Educational Vacations for Families

    Educational Vacations for Families

    by L.M. Hosler4

  • Children must be nurtured into becoming productive world citizens. If, as teachers, we do not possess attributes such as compassion, we do injustice to the children whom we are required to mold.

    The Human Dimension of Being a Teacher

    The Human Dimension of Being a Teacher

    by Joyette Fabien0

  • 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

  • Wildlife leave animal tracks near your home. Watch for their footprints in snow, mud or sand. Use these activities to help you remember which animals go with these prints. Come look for animal tracks!

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    by Evelyn Saenz67

  • 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

  • The Magician’s Nephew is an inspiriting magic adventure about the ancient battle of good and evil, and a protest against slavery and the unkind treatment of others (and animals), especially those under our power or authority. It is also the prequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    "The Magician's Nephew" Book Discussion and Apple Scones Themed Recipe

    "The Magician's Nephew" Book Discussion and Apple Scones Themed Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch0

  • The child has worked hard learning short vowel words. Now, we are going to change the game a bit and explain what happens when we add silent "e" to the end of the word.

    Teaching Long Vowel With Silent "E" Rule

    Teaching Long Vowel With Silent "E" Rule

    by hsschulte0

  • 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

  • If you want to test mice through a maze, consider testing the effects of music on mice. It's actually a great experiment that has been tested over and over again in labs.

    A Science Fair Project on Mice and Music

    A Science Fair Project on Mice and Music

    by Whitney42

  • You always go into a classroom thinking that you are the one giving the lessons, but sometimes your students manage teach you a little something.

    10 Things My Students Taught me

    10 Things My Students Taught me

    by Stephanie Constantino22

  • Making a tabbed book is quite easy! So you don't really need a template. You simply need instructions. Do you have scissors, a ruler, a stapler, and some paper? Then you can make it right now!

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    by Jimmie Quick6

  • When looking for early education opportunities for their sons, moms often choose academic preschools. A teacher argues that dads should do the picking because they know how play, exploration, and hands-on learning mold a boy.

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • Ms. CeCe's preschoolers welcome spring with lesson plan activities including CeCe's "Spring is Coming Song," illustrating moving picture songs, planting pansies, and working in a garden center!

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    by CeCe Rees0

  • This article explains my favorite homeschool science curricula for elementary, middle school, and high school. There are tables that compare the books available, ease of use, and cost of each.

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • Yes, you can homeschool overseas. It might seem impossible in the beginning, but honestly, with a bit of grit and determination, homeschooling overseas is an adventure worth taking on.

    Can You Homeschool Overseas?

    Can You Homeschool Overseas?

    by TJ Rogers5

  • 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

  • I'm a former Kindergarten teacher, and I've also had experience in Pre-K. Now, my daughter is five, and headed to Kindergarten in the fall! Allow me to share with you.

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    by Jamie Jensen0

  • Stories about the Greek gods have been around for three millennia, and they're not going away anytime soon. In fact, they're hot again, popping up in children's literature like turkey timers on Thanksgiving. Leave your dusty old Edith Hamilton on the shelf, and take your kids on a wild ride to meet the modern-day incarnations of the Greek gods, goddesses, and monsters.

    Modern Day Greek Mythology for Kids

    Modern Day Greek Mythology for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny4

  • You don't need to buy pre-planned lapbook kits, because planning a lapbook yourself is easy! As an added benefit, you can customize the learning to your child's interests.

    How to Plan a Lapbook

    How to Plan a Lapbook

    by Jimmie Quick29

  • Growing plants can be complicated to explain to children. But it can be a lot simpler when it is compared to a bird building a nest. Planting is as simple as building a nest for your plants.

    Building a Nest for Your Plants

    Building a Nest for Your Plants

    by Richard Lindsay2

  • Summer gives plenty of time for reading for pleasure. School-aged children read without homework and parents can read with their pre-readers or for themselves. Motivators are offered for all ages.

    Summer Reading for the Young and Old

    Summer Reading for the Young and Old

    by Rachel Horon9

  • In this article, you will find a bit of literary criticism, written with the teacher in mind. You will also find critical literacy lesson plans for this Frances Hodgson Burnett classic.

    Teaching Critical Literacy with The Secret Garden

    Teaching Critical Literacy with The Secret Garden

    by KarenTBTEN24

  • Okay, you're not quite a teenager yet, you're in middle school! You want to learn to be mature. You have a mind you want to express! Look, no further, a great way is listed here!

    How to Be Mature in Middle School

    How to Be Mature in Middle School

    by Sheila Craan0

  • An all-time gym class favorite has definitely got to be kickball. Everyone can play and everyone can have fun doing it! This is a creative twist to the game of kickball, and is definitely one that kids will love to play. It will work with anyone ages 7 and up. Even the high school kids enjoy playing it in gym class! Here's how to play.

    How To Play Krazy Kickball

    How To Play Krazy Kickball

    by KStro184

  • The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown is my all time favorite baby book. I received this book as a baby shower gift and fell in love even before my daughter was born.

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    by Michelle Istanish0

  • This article helps parents reflect on important criteria for their child as well as for their family, based on family values, time, and their child’s learning personality in order to narrow the choices for their child’s elementary (Grades Kindergarten through 5, or K-5) education.

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    by Anahi Pari-di-Monriva2

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