17 Sep
2021

Tips to Help you Support Your Child's Math Development

All school-aged children are expected to master basic skills when it comes to addition and subtraction. In addition to lessons taught in school, there are also plenty of ways we can help enhance our children’s basic math skills through daily interactions. This post will discuss the different ways parents can support math development through various informal activities outside the classroom.

The fundamentals of math that children learn during their early academic years will stay with them through all of their years of school, and beyond. You can introduce your little one to a variety of math ...

09 Sep
2021

7 Simple Prewriting Activities for Your Preschooler

Before children can master how to form letters and handwriting, they must first learn basic pre-writing skills. In this post, we will introduce you to some helpful prewriting activities and skills.

What are prewriting activities?

The lines and strokes that make up letters and other written forms are all part of “prewriting skills”. Children practice and master these steps before they learn how to write the letters of the alphabet. Lines should be practiced in sequence. The method and speed at which children learn lines and strokes depend on each child’s age. Below is a quick guide to the ...

09 Sep
2021

What is Oral Language Development, and Why is it Important?

Did you know that babies are capable of learning even when they’re still inside the womb? Your little one can already hear your voice and detect the vibrations as you speak. Once babies are born into this world, they listen intently to their parents’ speech and singing. Children are like sponges. They can absorb everything from the sounds of letters to words and numbers. They try to imitate and produce their own sounds. When parents take an active role in their children's oral language development, it can help their little ones learn words more quickly.

Oral language skills are the foundation ...

06 Sep
2021

6 Tips for Teaching Sight Words

Sight words” belong to a group of high-frequency words in the English language. When children learn these words, it helps to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. In this post, we will provide tips for teaching sight words to children. But first, let’s examine what sight words are.

What are ”Sight Words”?

These are words that are beneficial to young children, especially those who struggle with reading. The reason they are called “sight words” is that they are seen frequently in English text. Learning these words eliminates the attention that would be needed for kids to process ...

12 Aug
2021

How to Teach Addition: 9 Fun Methods Parents Should Try

Addition is a simple yet essential mathematical operation. It is very basic, but can also be tricky for children to master. That's why parents often find themselves having a hard time figuring out the best way to teach addition to their children.

This article will show you a few ways you can make learning math fun by using some helpful strategies.

How to teach addition the fun way

Use manipulatives

Most children tend to be more engaged and responsive when you teach addition using visual tools. Choose objects that are easy for young children to handle and manipulate. You may use items like toy ...

09 Aug
2021

What are STEM Toys and their Educational Benefits for Kids

Many students are intimidated by the subjects of math and science. This has been demonstrated across a variety of different studies. To combat children's fear of these subject areas from an early age, psychologists encourage parents to give their children STEM toys.

There are many benefits that STEM toys can provide for children. But before we explore them, let's take a look at what STEM toys are first.

What are STEM Toys?

STEM stands for science, technology, math, and engineering. 

STEM toys engage children in a fun and dynamic activities geared toward these disciplines. The hands-on ...

03 Aug
2021

6 Tips to Help Improve Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

Learning to read is an essential part of your child’s academic and cognitive development. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge, reading also helps improve children’s language skills and boosts their vocabulary. Reading entails so much more than identifying letters and decoding text and sentences. It also involves truly comprehending the information being presented. When children struggle with reading comprehension, this can be detrimental to their performance in school. This is where your role as a parent comes in. There are things we can do to help children who have difficulty with ...

27 Jul
2021

The Top 7 Language Development Activities for Toddlers

Studies have shown that the earlier children are exposed to reading and spoken language, the stronger their vocabulary and grammar will become. That’s why it's so crucial for parents to practice language development activities with their children regularly.

If you’re looking for ways to enhance your little one’s language development,  below is a list of fun and simple activities you can do with your child!

Read picture books to your child

Kids are more likely to excel at reading when their parents spend time reading books to them from an early age. It is never too early to start reading books ...

14 Jul
2021

Homeschooling a Preschooler: 8 Handy Tips for Parents

The thought of transitioning to school can be overwhelming for both parents and children alike. In some cases, homeschooling your preschooler can be an excellent option. After all, learning doesn’t have to be confined to only the four walls of a traditional classroom. Learning can take place in your home with the help of a variety of enrichment and learning activities. You can even create a play-based curriculum to make homeschooling a wonderful learning experience for your child.

If you're not sure where to start, here are some helpful tips you can use for homeschooling your preschooler.

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09 Jul
2021

How to Help Kids Build Math Skills at Home

Many people find math to be so challenging that it ends up causing them anxiety.  Mastery of this subject can’t be achieved overnight. If you find yourself feeling lost when your child asks you for assistance with math, know that you're not alone. So how can you help your child build math skills? What can you do to help your child prepare for school and equip your little one with the essential skills needed for academic success?

If you want your child to excel in math, it's crucial to provide them with plenty of opportunities to learn and build these skills at home. Here are a few tips to help ...