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“Don’t touch scissors! They are VERY dangerous!” is often a phrase heard in many households. The fear of our children picking up scissors is definitely something that is quite validated, considering all of the things that could “go wrong” with this situation. Scissor use is quite complex and comes with a lot of safety precautions which young children may not be able to monitor themselves. 

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November 28, 2019
Elisa Abbott

7 Playful Ways to Learn a New Language

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Learning a foreign language is not easy, but the outcome is extremely rewarding. But the key to mastering a foreign language is to use it as much as you can, otherwise, some notions will get lost and you will have to start all over again.

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November 21, 2019
Becky Hill

4 Geography Games to Learn About the World

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

World geography is a subject that is covered in schools but many people do not remember what they memorized for a test. Living in America, many of the countries seem far off, impossible to locate, and hard to pronounce. Games help students and adults become more familiar with major countries and lesser-known nations through interactions and conversations that happen naturally around a game board. A bonus is playing with someone who is a geography expert.  All kinds of interesting facts and information start to spill out around the table as countries are located on the map.

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November 15, 2019
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Trust: The Foundation of All Education

Insider, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

In my years as an educator, there is one telltale component that helps me determine if a lesson plan or unit or even an entire class is going to work or not. That component is the level of trust that I have put into my students.

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November 07, 2019
James Dorian

Teaching Children Productivity Through Technology

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Kids & Coding, STEAM

What’s the secret of ultimate success in life?

As a parent, you have the power to influence your kid towards success. We’re not talking about pushing too far. We’re talking about positive parenting practices based on encouragement.

We all want our kids to grow into successful people and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But what’s success, really?

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October 25, 2019
Bailey Belmont

7 Tips to Develop Your Child's Writing Skills

Learning at Home

Possessing sound writing skills is essential for people at all stages of their lifecycle. While it's one of the main requirements for students’ academic success, it is also an integral part of adult life. Because of this, it's fundamental to lay the foundation for good writing during childhood. As a parent, you can explain to your child the importance of effective communication and help them succeed in education. Here are some tips you can implement straight away to boost your kid’s basic writing skills at home - while having fun!

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October 17, 2019
Becky Hill

3 Geography Games to Learn About the USA

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Geography anyone? Some school systems cover geography twice, once in elementary school and once in high school. As a homeschooler, I covered geography in 5th grade, and then again, in 9th grade, using geography curriculum. Once a skill is acquired, practice retains that skill. However, geography is not something that is practiced on a regular basis.

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