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25 Books to Entice Reluctant Readers

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The beginning of the school year can be a tough time to encourage reluctant readers. Many kids fall behind in their reading skills over the summer and it makes it that much more difficult to get them to pick up the pace again when the homework starts to pile up…

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Benefits of a Peer Buddy for Struggling Kids

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Kids who are struggling academically or socially in school can make huge gains from having a peer buddy. Creating a peer buddy system is an easy way to support students and grow a caring community within a school. So what is a peer buddy and how can you get one…

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Preschool Apple Spelling Game

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Can you believe it’s almost Fall already? When I think of Fall, I dream of apple orchards and pumpkin vines and leaves changing colors. It’s probably because I live in South Florida, where I do not actually get a chance to experience these things — but it doesn’t stop me…

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5 Name Games for Preschoolers – Learning Activities

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Last night, we went to my daughter’s preschool orientation. We had the opportunity to tour her new classroom, and she was so excited to see her name all over the place: on the birthday board, on her cubby, on her class folder, and on the list at the beginning of…

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Preschool Language Games for Road Trips

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These preschool language games are particularly fun on long road trips, when your kids start to get antsy in the back seat. Have fun, laugh together, and engage your young children in some great learning activities while on the road. I try to use any down time I have with…

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Learning to Sign

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I’ve been signing with Logan since he was very little. Having worked in Early Childhood Education, I knew the very basic symbols–water, eat/food, more, thank you, please, help. I used these with my students everyday and I was amazed when they used them right back. Learning to sign with your

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Back to School Homeschool Style

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If you homeschool like I do, your kids may notice their friends’ back to school routines… and want to do the same. Over the years we’ve developed a few fun ways to celebrate back to school with a bit of homeschool style and you can too.
Creating Back-to-School Memories When

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Education Development Milestones: Kindergarten Readiness

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It’s that time of the year! Parents are preparing their children… to return to school, or in some cases, begin school for the first time. The following is a list of Kindergarten readiness skills across various domains. Mastery of these skills prior to starting Kindergarten would assist your child in

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Teach Science to Preschoolers

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Children ages 3 to 5 years old are incredibly curious, inquisitive, enthusiastic bundles of energy who are so ready to absorb everything presented to them. If you plan exciting lessons, preschool-age children are always ready to learn. This is especially true of hands-on science experiments. …Rather than teaching preschool-age children

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5 Simple Preschool Math Activities

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Before young children are able to perform simple mathematical operation…s, like addition and subtraction, they must first understand that the visual representation of a number, the way it is written, represents a set or quantity. For example, if I see the number 5 written on a piece of paper,

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