Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019

Pre-K through Kindergarten

Great Ways to Build a Child’s Social Skills

(StatePoint) For young children, social-emotional development is one of the most valuable aspects of school readiness. Here are a few ways to build children’s empathy, communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicts and navigate challenges. Experiential Gifts A petting zoo can be a great place for kids to learn about compassion. A puppet show […]

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Turning Travel Time Into Learning Time With Kids

  (NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – With many parents making plans to get out of town this spring, it’s the perfect time to introduce fun toys that can turn a road trip or visit to Grandma’s house into a learning opportunity. Whether you’re playing peek-a-boo, singing nursery rhymes or reading a book to your little […]

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5 math skills your child needs to get ready for kindergarten

Getting ready for school. Studio.g photography/shutterstock Susan Sonnenschein, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Rebecca Dowling, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Shari Renee Metzger, Prince George’s Community College Leer en español. Parents play a critical role in their children’s early math education. They not only can provide math-related toys and games, but serve as role […]

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Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM

What can be done to get more kids interested in STEM? Child image via www.shutterstock.com Allison Master, University of Washington Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one […]

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When do children learn to write?

Earlier than you might think Young children are writing even before they are reading. Steven Yeh, CC BY-NC-ND   Rebecca Treiman, Washington University in St Louis and Lori Markson, Washington University in St Louis We typically think of writing as something that is out of reach for preschool children. After all, young children can’t write […]

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