I cannot believe summer is almost done, and it is already August. Our summer has flown by with carefree jaunts to museums and parks. I must admit we did little this summer to sharpen our minds at home. Now that we are coming to the start of another school year, I feel the kids should engage in activities that help them get in the school groove. Here are some great items to get your children ready to learn!
Tired of dark corners and not enough light to get the job done? You are going to love Luminoodle Click!
Our home was built in the 70’s and since it does not feature an open floor plan, it has a lot of dark spaces. I am a child of light. I like to have the room lit up! Thankfully, I’ve found a solution with Luminoodle Click by Power Practical.
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School can be a complicated territory for kids. They will love it one day and the next, they may be struggling with certain issues. To make their life easier at school and to boost their success, there are certain things you can do. This article runs through some ways you can get more involved in your child’s school life as a parent. As a result, you may notice a shift in their academic results and overall well-being.
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When it comes to moods and emotions, young children can be all over the map. Partly this is due to their age and that they are still learning how to manage their emotions and partly this is due to their lack of real understanding of what their “normal” is. Parents who are in tune with their kids can often pinpoint quickly what the culprit is when their mood changes suddenly. It could be something as simple as needing a nap or having consumed too much sugar, both of which are fairly quickly remedied. In other cases, however, their moodiness may have a more serious cause. Here are 4 reasons why your child might be “in a mood” more often.
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Moving to a new school can be difficult for a child, but this is a common and necessary transition that almost all students experience at least once. Maybe your family is moving to a new home in a new city, or perhaps your child’s progress is ahead or behind and the transfer is being made to a school like Kid’s Country Learning Center to accommodate her academic needs. Whatever the reason for this transition, your child will be leaning on you for comfort, strength and stability to let go of the old routine and embrace this new chapter in her life. These four tips can help you provide the support your child needs and to make her school transfer occur smoothly.
There is no mistaking that if your kids aren’t headed back to school now, they will be soon – the stores are filled with supplies and sales and ads for back-to-school. The beginning of a new school year can be an especially challenging time for parents and children both, although for totally different reasons. For parents, making sure that kids are equipped with the supplies and everything they need to get organized and have a good year is usually the first challenge. Then meeting the teachers, checking out the classrooms, and assessing the curriculum for the year is next on the list.
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Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly
Even if your child doesn’t make straight A’s in school, you know your child is smart. This is a common scenario with many families. You see the brilliant mind of your child, but the grades that are brought home don’t reflect the intellect that you know is present. Fortunately, there are a few ideas to keep in mind that might offer a reason as to why you don’t see an exceptional report card.
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Here is a fun game to teach your child the difference between a simile and metaphor. I used it for my 5th grader for extra practice yesterday and she played three times. 🙂
The student can create their own teacher with features. (I just snipped a preview above)
Then, they have to answer all 15 questions correctly to build a catapult that will fling the teacher at the end. 😉 Fling the Teacher is a fun way to practice skills. They will want to keep going until they answer all questions correctly!
Recommended for 4th and 5th grade.