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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.
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.
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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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."
Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments
A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.
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Online Learning - A Significant Phenomenon of the New Digital Age
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