Make Pre-K Fun with EmbarK12 Learning Tools

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The EmbarK12 Comprehensive and EmbarK¹² Online programs offer a fun, innovative approach to early learning, and if your kids are anything like my Sidney, they'll love it! K¹² is the leader…

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What Grade Would You Get as the Parent of a Student?

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Let’s face it.  Most kids aren’t born organized, intrinsically motivated, and willing to work hard to get good grades.  They take a lot of cues from our words, actions, and attitudes towards their efforts at school.  Take the…

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How to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hoping your child will attend a good college?  Maybe even get a scholarship?  Don’t wait until high school to help them develop strong writing skills. Written expression is part of every classroom.  Many students either have to record…

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5 Preschool Learning Resources for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

With back to school for older kids behind us, this week's bundle is designed for parents of preschoolers! Whether you're looking for informal learning activities or more structured curricula, this collection includes inspiration for learning activities you can do at home with your preschooler, tons of great printables and an 80-minute audio recording to encourage…

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Setting Up a Summer Learning Schedule

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. I can hear it now…"A schedule?!?  But, Mom, it’s summer!"  Most kids aren’t overjoyed about doing school work during vacation, but if you set up a routine that works around their anticipated play times, you’ll encourage cooperation and help your…

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Help for Your Child’s Handwriting

See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Some people say that handwriting isn’t important because so much of today’s communication is digital. I believe teaching handwriting is important for children, and that they should be proficient at both.. A computer is not always an option and whether you’re an adult or child, your handwriting…

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15 Fun Ways to Reinforce Science Concepts for Kids

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hands-on experiments and activities are usually a hit with any student, but taking a science test can be quite the opposite.  Answering questions about complex information can intimidate even the best of students. Here are some ways to…

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8 Ways to Make Practicing Math Facts More Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. When parents ask what they can do at home to help their children improve their math grades, here’s one of the things that I always tell them:  Make sure your son or daughter has memorized all of the…

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10 Learning Games for Everyday Car Rides {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. The amount of information that students are expected to learn before they are in junior high continues to expand. The most successful students are those whose parents take the time to work with them. You may wonder…

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20 Ways to Make Spelling Homework Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. With school now in full swing, homework needs to find its way back into many families’ routines. You can find tips to help you alleviate homework headaches, but let’s look specifically at ways to review those weekly word…

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