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Online educational games

Does your preschool child love playing games but you aren't sure they have an educational focus?

GoGo Kabongo is a new online learning game for kids ages four to seven.

Not just another learning game, Kabongo’s unique approach combines casual … (continue reading)

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This summer take a break from brushing your teeth

What?

This is ridiculous right? Would you ever allow your child the option to choose if they wanted to brush their teeth instead of helping them with this hygienic necessity twice or more daily? Your local dentist might appreciate your … (continue reading)

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Before I was a Mom

I received this poem from my daughter's second grade teacher and I had to share. It made me smile as a mom and I know it will effect you in the same way.

Before I was a Mom,

I made … (continue reading)

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Reading effects brain functioning in more ways than you think

Recent reading research has revealed reading has an effect on a lot more than just opening our minds to the world around us. Different parts of our brain responsible for listening, perception, and problem solving are effected by our ability … (continue reading)

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Learning through direct instruction

Do you learn new material best through lecture or hands-on activities?

New research suggests that we learn better when taught through lecture. Haven't we been learning through creative problem solving for the last 2 decades in the US?

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New research on how we learn

Do we learn more by exposure to the big picture or the parts?

The new research supporting the answer might surprise you. According, to the latest research from (AERA) The American Educational Research Association, we learn more when exposed (continue reading)

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Early reading leads to increased high school graduation

The AERA conference was held this week in New Orleans. One hot study discussed in Education Week today shared statistially significant findings available later this week here, that strong reading skills by third grade predicted high school graduation. Although this

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Early childhood games foster critical thinking skills

The power of early learning games

Kids and parents alike spend time playing games both online and off. The educational industry has begun to develop some wonderful games to promote critical thinking skills, a necessary skill to becoming a strong … (continue reading)

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Free 1 minute reading tips!

The power of stories

How do stories teach anything and everything?

Difficult concepts are often taught using story books because they resonate with our emotions and imaginations.

  • Books tie us together with those we are similar to as well as
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1 Minute free reading tips!

Providing phonics support to your child

Do I have to teach phonics? In order for a child to read they must acquire a combination of skills.

  • Reading comprehension- The most important and first reading lesson a child should understand when
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