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Structured vs. Unstructured Learning Activities

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When creating learning activities for my children, ages 3 and 5, I try to create both structured learning activities, which have clear directions and rules to complete the assignment, and unstructured learning activities, which allow the children more creative freedom to explore their understanding of a particular topic. The…

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Literacy: Why Reading Aloud is Essential

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Reading—After raising four sons and working as a teacher, I would have to agree with the experts that reading aloud is essential. Why Reading Aloud is Essential

Decades of Literacy Research Encourages Parents Reading Aloud

  • Becoming a Nation of Readers (1985) reached two conclusions. 1) The single most important

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Fall Leaves: Exploring Utah’s Alpine Loop and Cascade Springs

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When I think of seeing fall leaves, I think of New England. Not because I've seen the fall leaves there, but because they're famous. I've been planning a trip to see them for three years in a row to no avail. Hopefully, I will get to see them someday!…

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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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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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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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