Posts tagged preschool

How to Create Children’s Activities Based on Books

Children love books and they are certainly a fun way to help them learn many different things in life. More than just interesting images and amusing stories, it’s also possible to create educational games and activities based on children’s books. This will make the children excited to get involved and give the parents great ideas […]

Virtual Schooling: Could It Be for You?

“Over just the past decade, online learning at the K-12 level has grown from a novelty to a movement.” – National Education Policy System, “Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.”  October 2011 A movement is right! Recent numbers show 250,000 students were enrolled in full time virtual school programs last year. That’s a paltry percentage […]

Fun Activities for You and Your Young Ones

As every parent will know, it is ever so important for children of a young age to get out of the house and experience new sights and sounds – whether it’s Yo Gabba Gabba! or a favorite book. The benefits of introducing them to the big bright world outside are obvious, but many parents feel […]

Amazing Kids Who Aced Their Tests

If you’re about to sit your exams then you probably think revision is pretty hard, but imagine getting your high school diplomas at eight years old! Find out about the amazing kids who aced their exams and how they can inspire you to exam success. Yasha Ayari Asley Tweet

5 Skills Children Need to Start School

Young children face many challenges when they begin school, including learning to work alongside new friends, navigate in a new environment, and take instruction from unfamiliar adults. For a young child who is unprepared, starting school can be a very stressful situation. As parents, we have the opportunity to give our children experiences that will […]

How to Make Preschool Drop-Off Seamless as Possible

On Sawyer’s first day of preschool, he hung his backpack in his cubby, hugged me around my waist, and nuzzled his cheek beneath my rib. “Goodbye Mama,” he said. I patted his back. We separated. I waved, hot from withholding tears. I’d been so focused on preparing him for school that I neglected my own […]

Precious Cargo: My Road to Discovering Booster-Seat Safety

My kindergartener fits the “husky” size at the GAP. At five-and-a-half, he’s already 55 pounds. Lately, he has been complaining about the straps on his car seat. “I feel like I’m trapped in here,” he says. “Get me out.” His Graco Turbo car seat converts into a booster, meaning I can detach the back, let […]

Educational Children’s Activities for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time for families to spend time together for laughter, games and delicious food. Helping children learn as they play is one of the best things to help them develop their cognitive and motor skills, especially when they are still young. To help you think of ways to create simple educational […]

Teaching vs. Encouraging Learning: A Frazzled Parent’s Story

I’ll be honest with you—early childhood education was not my major in college, and I have never worked for a primary school. And that’s exactly why I’m the perfect one to write this post. I used to work as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, so I thought I knew a thing or […]

Education Perspectives: Student-Based Solutions

Few people disagree that our current education model has problems. Trying to get a handle on fixing these problems is difficult—especially when we can’t even agree on what the problems are. Teachers, parents and school administrators all have different perspectives. But the perspective often missing completely from the education conversation is from students themselves. Finding […]

What Parents Need To Know About Teacher Certification & Education Reform

Do you have school-aged children? Are you aware that, according to the U.S. Department of Education, “in the next decade, 1.6 million teachers will retire, and 1.6 million new teachers will take their place. This reality presents a true challenge and an amazing opportunity.” American parents need to take full advantage of this opportunity and […]

Child Left Behind

It doesn’t matter if you homeschool your kids or send them to public school or private school, at some point the topic of standardized testing comes up. Each state has rules about testing kids no matter what category they fit in. Standardized testing has a place, but America is becoming very lop-sided on this issue. […]

Most Important Traits of a Teacher

The job of teachers is educating students and helping mold them into individuals that will be able to successfully function in society. Being an effective teacher involves more than having a degree and knowledge of the subject you are teaching. There are many people who have jobs as teachers, but the most successful possess the […]