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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 all the steps of the scientific process, I like to focus on teaching them two terms: prediction and observation.

For prediction, I ask the question “What do you think will …

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5 Preschool Math Activity for Hands on Learning 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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may 9 029 Five Children’s Literature Authors Worth Rediscovering

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Recommending children’s literature authors and sharing activities to help your kids fall in love with reading… isn’t difficult. In fact, narrowing down the list is the bigger challenge. This may be because I fell in love with reading as a child. In fact, when I was young and got in

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children and music720 Children Making Music

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The joy and innocence that comes from the experience of creating music, and sharing it with others is second to none. But as an elementary school music teacher (and a parent to four young children), I find that many parents love music, but don’t know how to nurture their …

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student studying2 How to Help Your Kids Earn Better Grades

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One of the most important goals kids can set is to earn better grades.   It’s easier than you think. You and your child are well aware where he/she is excelling and where he/she may need some help….  Every child is different, but in more than a decade of

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ReadWrite-24049939_m2 The Reading and Writing Connection

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The connection between reading and writing is often overlooked and skill-building for these subjects are usually discussed separately. This relationship is so important, however that it is emphasized early in the training of Reading Recovery(TM) teachers… that one can not be effectively taught without the other. What a child learns

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learning Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Reading is a huge part of a child’s development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impart a love of books from an early age. Reading skills are an essential part of building a strong imagination, love of story-telling, and interest …

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test720 8 SAT Test Prep Tips For A Busy Teen

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How exactly do you help your teen study for the SAT or ACT tests when they barely have time to sleep!? We’re in that boat right now. My daughter is so busy as a junior we started calling her a ghost—she only comes out at night! She spends as much…

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stem learning Stem Learning: Math and Science? Just Playtime in the Real World

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STEM learning seems to be the buzzword of the decade. Google gives 106 billion results. But as a parent, what’s the deal, why should I care, what should it look like, and how can I help?

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What’s the Deal?…

If you’re new to STEM, it stands for Science,

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anti-bullying month Anti-Bullying Month: 6 Strategies to Help Kids Defend Themselves Against Bullying

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Many of us experienced being bullied at one point in our childhood. It could have been something as simple as being teased about a new haircut to something more severe where you dreaded going to school because you didn’t want to come across the person or people bullying you. Children…

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