If you’re looking for a sneaky way to practice reading and spelling, try word searches. You can even find apps with easy word searches, if you’re kids love to learn and play with technology.Creative Literacy, Educational Resources | Comment (0)
“The brain of a child is a developing miracle. A child’s developing mind is nurtured by loving interactions, a secure and predictable environment and hands-on experiences that invite exploration and learning. Parents, as children’s first teachers, should unlock doors and open windows that allow children to learn and grow.”
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If you have ever tried to get the attention of a large group of children, you know the importance of having tips and tricks up your sleeves! This article has LOTS of ideas for getting student’s attention. Surely there is something in the list that will fit your style! We’d love to hear your tips too, so please share!Educational Resources, Practical Ideas | Comment (0)
Did you know that you could change the color of a flower?
Teach your kids this magic trick and they can wow friends and family.
Then see what you can learn about the science behind the color change!Creative Play, Educational Resources, Science Fun | Comments Off
If your kids are studying the solar system, check out these fun ways to memorize the planets:Educational Resources, Science Fun | Comments Off
Get a jug of bubble solution and some items from around the house, and you’ll be ready for an hour of bubble fun.
Bubbles.org, suggests these items: String formed into a loop, the plastic which holds a six-pack of pop together, cookie sheets, aluminum oven pans, plastic bowls, empty milk containers, buckets, old pieces of hose, garbage can lids, even just your hands held in the right position
Check this link for tutorials with some of the items above.
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Little bit of water, little bit of building, little bit of competition, and you’re guaranteed to have fun!
Check out this fun science experiment – BOATS LESSON PLAN – Wesleyan Science OutreachCreative Play, Educational Resources, Science Fun | Comments Off
Looking for a way to brighten up math lessons and engage youth in teaching the lessons? Try Graffiti Math from Runde’s Room. I’m sure you could try this with science, social studies, character, and other lessons as well!
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Re-posted from Search Institute:
Dr. Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute, continues his discussion of how to help kids persist in achieving goals. Research shows that when the present self and the possible self are aligned, people are more willing to invest in the future and defer gratification in the present. Dr. Pekel’s next webinar will help parents cultivate within their children an attitude of “think forward, act now.” Learn how to motivate your children to envision their best possible selves, then help them act upon what they need to do today to realize those possibilities for tomorrow.
Use the link below to register for this seminar on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, 12PM – 1PM, CST.
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