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Connie McCarthy
Hands-On Math Games; A Fun Way to Improve Skills

Oct 15, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy

Math games are a great way to practice skills and allow your child to visualize abstract concepts. For these two games you will need a deck of cards, and a pair of dice. Start with twenty-five cards from the deck and one die... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Why Breakfast Really Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Oct 12, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Nutrition, Kids Learning

When I was growing up, my mother insisted that my sister, brother and I eat breakfast every morning. This was non-negotiable. Mom said, "You can't learn on an empty stomach." Just once, I wanted to go to school hungry to find... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Math Games to Help Your Child Understand Numbers

Oct 05, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Saying numbers and knowing what numbers mean are two different and distinct mathematical skills. Your child might be a champion counter, yet not be able to identify the number “8″ out of numerical sequence. He or... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Teach Your Children to REALLY Finish Their Homework

Sep 28, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

I spend a lot of time talking about what students should do before they sit down to do homework. Today, I'd like to discuss what students should do after they've finished it! I have found that putting everything away is a cru... Read more
SchoolFamily
Ipods to Instill a Love of Learning?

Sep 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Kids Learning

Have heard of schools banning ipods -- but this article talks about a school that is using Ipods for an ESOL class to teach kids how to read."Students listen to stories as part of a fluency program designed to devel... Read more
SchoolFamily
The art of play: Have our kids forgotten?

Sep 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Extracurricular Activities

Or should I say, did they never learn? Either way, it's just plain sad.Did you know that there are consultants that help teach children how to play? I thought that's what kids naturally did best! Maybe not anymore, laments Bo... Read more
SchoolFamily
Cool Contest for Budding Artists

Sep 03, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Extracurricular Activities

Hey parents, with the long weekend upon us are you looking for something fun and constructive for your kids to do? How about sending your budding artists to the drawing board... SchoolFamily.com and Henkel invite kids ages 2-... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework

One of the great mysteries of the educational universe is why students aren't taught how to study. I was lucky enough to be shown the Folded Paper Method in the 8th grade, and I have been using it ever since! Not only does it... Read more
Connie McCarthy
More Activities to Improve Gross Motor Skills

Aug 13, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness

Play is crucial in helping children develop good Gross Motor Skills. Here are five more activities that will help your four-to-six year old practice and refine these important Gross Motor Skills. All of these games can be pla... Read more