Tags >> Fun Learning Activities
Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Here are three enjoyable outdoor summer activities that help develop fine motor skills. They require no paper, pencils, or electronic devices! Plan each activity for a different summer day.
For the first, you will need:
A b... Read more
Getting ready for Kindergarten was top on my mind on my way to work this morning. You see, I was at a cookout last night with a bunch of families who had soon-to-be kindergarten kids and many of the conversations center... Read more
The ending of a school year often leaves parents wondering how they can keep their child’s academic and physical skills sharp during the summer months.
Two great resources to check out are your local library, and your l... Read more
Yippee. School's out. I have always been one of those mothers who prefers the unstructured nature of summer over the frenetic pace of the school year. That is, until my kids became tweens. Never is the term tween ... Read more
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 17, chances are you are all too familiar with Silly Banz. Heck, you may even have some on your wrist right now -- a gift of love from your kids perhaps? The wearing and trading of... Read more
Good visual and memory skills can help your child be successful in school. You can help improve these skills with a simple, fun activity that takes about ten to twenty minutes. This game can be played on a flat surface at ho... Read more
Here’s an activity that combines visual, auditory, and tactile skills in a game that can help improve national reading standards. I used this game with my own children to increase their interest in reading at an early a... Read more
Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kno... Read more
Playing "logical" games with your child helps them develop critical thinking skills needed for math and reading success. Analogies are just a comparison of two things. These analogy games promote making connections and seein... Read more
Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how th... Read more