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June 2013 Blog Posts (9)

How to Make Learning Fun for Kids

Education for children today is completely different from what it used to be. Today’s generation is born into a world of advanced technology. Gaming, mobile phones, tablets, etc. have become a part of daily lives and they wouldn’t even be able to imagine a world without it. This is one of the reasons why keeping their attention is getting increasingly difficult. It’s ultimately up to parents to make learning fun for kids. Here are some ways to do so.

      

1.Technology to…

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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 20, 2013 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

5 Tips to Help Your Child Become Self-Cofident

Nurture Their Talents As They Grow Up

Every child is talented in different things, the important thing is to help them try different things and uncover what those talents are. It is very important to encourage these talents right from preschool. Focusing on a talent helps them develop their skills in that area and, consequently, this helps increase their self-worth and boost their self-confidence.

Compliment Them Often, Never Hold…

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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Best Educational Apps for Kids – Pre-School Math

Today’s “Best Educational Apps for Kids” list is for Pre-school Math.  I try to include apps addressing the pre-school math from different angles, using different approaches, since each child is different, one app works for this child, may not work for another.  Also young kids have short attention span, so it is a good idea to have several apps addressing the same topics handy, so you can rotate them. Remember to child-proof your iPAD/iPod/iPhone before…

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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 20, 2013 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Integrating 21st Century Skills

This is a great website that provides educators with resources on how to revamp their lesson plans to better integrate 21st century skills.

The site provides teachers with templates they can use to better organize their lesson plans to ensure that they are incorporating 21st century skills and literacies and creating roles to empower learners in the classroom. Some of the 21st century skills the site believes in incorporating in the classroom are: collaborating, communicating,…

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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 20, 2013 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Summer Camps and Learning

Most families do not understand the concept of youth summer camps. A noted educator, author and psychologist, Dr. Scales says, "Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Most schools don't satisfy all these needs."

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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Starfall

A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

Read more: http://www.starfall.com

Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

Online Learning - A Significant Phenomenon of the New Digital Age

Online Learning - A Significant Phenomenon of the New Digital Age

Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Do We Practice What We Preach?

Do We Practice What We Preach?

Added by Jennie Snyder on June 11, 2013 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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