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Worrying about your child’s educational development is part of being a parent. In truth, most of the time, parents tend to worry too much about their children. There’s only so much a young child can take on, and you don’t need to be panicking about anything at that age.

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February 06, 2020
Lina Awshee

Designing a Classroom for Learning Success

STEM Education / Play

When it comes to students in any given classroom, one size doesn’t fit all. Every student has different learning styles and sensory needs, which can be challenging for educators to create an environment that is conducive to learning for each and every child. While barriers to learning may be more blatantly obvious for students with learning differences, there are many other students who would benefit from a more universal design for learning.

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January 23, 2020
Andreas Nintos

Check My Brain: The Neuropsychology of Rush Hour

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEM, Brainteasers

A self-regulating mechanism (SRM) is in place (or it’s not) every time we face a challenging situation. Take the annoying -- or utterly frustrating -- experience of being stuck in traffic.

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January 16, 2020
Becky Hill

“Fruity” Games to Develop English Skills

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Brainteasers, visualization, spelling

English lessons can never be overemphasized. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills are needed in every area of life. With the rise of social media, writing skills are still essential. Writing in complete sentences, with no spelling or grammar errors, helps a person’s audience understand the message being communicated.

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January 09, 2020
Lina Awshee

Spelling Success through Visualization

Brainteasers, visualization, spelling

As educators, we all likely know a student who “shuts down” when spelling tasks are brought up.  The mere thought of having to work on spelling makes the student turn into mush and the walls come straight up because they associate their performance as not being good enough. 

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December 20, 2019
Becky Hill

Fun Games to Practice English Skills

Learning Through Play

English is the foundation of an American education. Reading, vocabulary, and spelling skills are essential to other subjects.

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