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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 children’s natural musical abilities.




Nothing is more natural than children making music

A young child’s brain is well equipped to understand musical activities. What does that mean? Everyone is able

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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?




Stem Learning

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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Follow Up Post Collage_Final How to Raise Kids With Character

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Raising kids with character is one of Mom It Forward’s mission statements. But what exactly does it mean to raise kids with character? How will raising our kids to have character keep them from making negative decisions such as drug abuse?  We decided to take this question and let our…

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cheating Cheating in School: Some Important Lessons

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The first few weeks of school are special ones. New classes, new teachers, new privileges and along with them, new rules. Yet there is one rule in school that never alters, although it can be so easily overlooked or even misunderstood. The rule? No cheating….
Every year as I

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bored-student-stacked-books 720 Helping ADD Kids With Homework

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It’s safe to say that most moms have a difficult time getting their kids to do their homework. …Telling your child that they’ve got to continue to work even though they’ve already been at school all day can be as difficult as pulling teeth. Of course, the degree of the

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