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The 4 Biggest Rewards Of Long-Term Private Tutoring

Deep down, you know your child’s education is more than the grades they receive, or the time spent on homework each night. It’s in a child who is hungry to learn, ready to take on challenges, and is emotionally resilient. But those things aren’t always easy to see, and are impossible to quantify. Which means, …

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Get Ready For 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades!

“Get Ready For” is a brand-new, free video lesson series that empowers soon-to-be 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to catch up and connect with classroom material before heading back to school. Designed specifically to engage and educate young learners, each video in the series is self-contained, with tons of visual aids, guided practice, and, …

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A Crash Course in Elementary Math for Parents

In the 1980 film, Private Benjamin, the main character enlisted in an army which was quite different from the one she had envisioned. Private Benjamin, portrayed by the talented Goldie Hawn, laments, “See, I did join the army, but I joined a “different” army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms.” …

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6 Halloween Costume Ideas For Smart Girls

This year, help your daughter get excited about more than a plastic pumpkin head full of candy. Halloween is a great opportunity to teach her about positive women role models. With our Halloween costumes for girls, we help you avoid browsing through stores where pink and a-little-too-provocative costumes tend to reign supreme, so you can …

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How Elementary And Middle School Students Are Getting Ahead (And Staying There)

When you look around today’s elementary or middle school classrooms, or glance through one of your child’s textbooks, it quickly becomes clear that students today are not only learning about core subjects in new ways, but that they are also learning about a broader spectrum of subjects than previous generations. In many ways, it’s an …

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Helping Your Child Develop Crucial Math and Reading Skills

As a parent, there are few things more rewarding than witnessing your child learn something new. And when it comes to elementary reading and math, there’s even more reason to celebrate: New research from the University of Edinburgh has found that children who master these foundational skills are far more likely to prosper in adulthood. …

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8 Common Attractions That Make Great DIY Summer Learning Opportunities

You can bet there is a lot of information that you as an adult know and want to share with your children. But why just tell them when you can provide them with the chance to learn through experience while using you as a resource? We’ve compiled a list of attractions, most of which can …

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Googling Your Way To Affordable Summer Learning Activities

Wishing there was some way you could find educational activities for your children this summer, but feeling like you don’t have the time? When is the last time you visited your school or library’s website? How about the nearby university’s? There are a number of places that commonly host summer learning experiences. Even better, many …

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4 Fantastic Early Reader Books About The 4th Of July

Parades! Picnics! Fireworks! With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to pop into your local library or bookstore (or hop on your Kindle) and pick up an early reader book about the upcoming holiday. Whether your child is an avid or hesitant reader, providing them with stories that they …

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Kids And Screen Time: Why Online Tutoring Is A Healthy Addition

Screen time is a hot topic among parents these days. While the stats are conflicting about how kids should be using screens (tablets, tv’s, mobile devices) and when they should start using them, a few things have become clear. The first is that the number of children using screens is trending upward (see below). The …

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