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5 Advantages of a Montessori School


As a parent in the process of choosing an educational institution for your soon-to-be school-aged child, it’s easy to become bewildered by the variety of educational methods available. However, one method does stand out above them all. Check out these five advantages of a Montessori School. Child Centered Learning Maria Montessori, the Italian doctor who […]

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How Early Childhood Education Teaches Vital Social Skills to Toddlers


Often the benefits of early childhood education are framed academically, as if developing fundamental reading and math skills is the primary goal. But there are a whole lot of other lessons your toddler is learning in his first classroom experience: Lessons in social skills that may have a deeper impact on your child’s future success […]

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Raising A Self-Motivated Child


As a parent, you know there will come a day when your child will leave the safety and comfort of your home. Whether she’s setting off for three weeks at summer camp, moving into a dorm room, or even signing his first lease, you’re going to worry how he or she is going to manage […]

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Would Your Child Benefit From Tutoring?


Unfortunately, not every child has an easy time in school. Some kids struggle with specific academic subjects, others struggle with time management, and still others may grapple with organizational issues and feel overwhelmed by increasing levels of responsibility. There may come a time when, as a parent, you’ll wonder whether your child would benefit from […]

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Beyond the Fidget Spinner: Are Stim Toys Really a Good Idea?


If you haven’t heard of fidget spinners or their like, these are a class of toys originally meant to help children with ADD or ADHD focus better but now have become a bona fide toy craze. In fact, the Fidget Spinner fad of 2017 has opened up a whole new category of popular “stim” toys […]

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How Number Games Can Boost Math Skills Later in Life


With the ferocious rise in technology over the past few decades, never has it been more important to encourage kids to develop number, reasoning, pattern recognition, and other math skills. Faced with this truth, parents often wonder if they’re doing enough to prepare their children. Can playing a few online math games or board games […]

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Games You Can Play With Your Child to Boost Language Skills at Home


Your children learned the first nuances of language while they were babies in their mother’s womb. That learning continues at an explosive pace through their formative years, when their brains are primed for grasping sounds, grammar, and vocabulary. As their parents, you have great power to boost their language skills at home, and it can […]

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4 Early Warning Signs Of Dyslexia In Preschoolers


The most common learning disability affecting reading, spelling, and writing in children and adults is dyslexia. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 15% of the population has a language-based learning disability, dyslexia being the most prevalent. Boys and girls suffer equally. Since dyslexia is deeply associated with language processing, some […]

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Potty Training Tips For Reluctant Toddlers


The first day of preschool looms and your toddler still hasn’t shown any interest in the child-sized potty you brought out just for him. The fact that many of his peers have already embraced superhero underwear doesn’t seem to matter. Even letting him run around in a dirty, heavy diaper has no effect. How do […]

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A Child is Never Too Young to Benefit from Tutoring


Elementary school has changed a lot since the parents of today were kindergartners, playing with blocks and drawing crude approximations of letters in crayon. With the application of national standards such as No Child Left Behind, language arts and math placement tests can start as early as kindergarten and be administered multiple times over the […]

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