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Napping During the Day Improves Brain Skills

According to research, it’s a good idea to take a brief nap during the day. Not only will you feel more refreshed, but a little siesta could help boost brain power and sharpen memory skills.

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Should Homeschoolers Get Homework?

One of the many questions that homeschoolers have about their curriculum is how much emphasis should be placed on homework. Homework is typically defined as the assignments and tasks that must be completed outside of the homeschooling hours.

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Can Sleep Protect Us From Forgetting Old Memories?

From lowering your risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease to improving your concentration and overall daily performance, sleep has been proven to play a critical role in our health. In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that sleep may also help people to learn continuously through their lifetime.

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Music Training May Not Make Children Smarter After All

Music training does not have a positive impact on children's cognitive skills, such as memory, and academic achievement, such as maths, reading or writing, according to a study published in Memory & Cognition.

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7 Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

Developing your child into a better writer only takes some patient and time. With these fun steps, your child will be sure to improve on their writing skills.

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7 Myths About Homeschooling Debunked

Did you hear the one about the homeschooled kid who went to Harvard at age 12? Or how about the homeschooling neighbors who live under a rock and only come out on double coupon Tuesdays? Homeschooling has inspired a lot of myths. Let's get to the bottom of them.

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The Social Effects of Homeschooling

Many still consider homeschooling a social and academic death sentence to your children. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Family Game Night: Tips and Games for Kids by Age

New and used board games and card games are wonderful learning tools to reinforce many areas of curriculum while children are having fun. Games can be divided into many categories depending on their objectives and methods of play.

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Multisensory Learning Strategies: The Senses in the Service of Learning

Multisensory learning strategies have always been used to teach basic literacy and numeracy skills. A thoughtful, deliberate involvement of the senses helps children to retain knowledge and process information. This article outlines three simple sense-based learning strategies that parents can use with their children.

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10 Signs of Dyslexia

What is dyslexia? The word has its origins in Greek, where 'dys' means difficulty and 'lexis' means words. Experts disagree on many points, but all accept that in essence it means people struggle to read and spell fluently. Here are classic signs.

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The Parts of Speech Poem

There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Here’s an old children’s rhyme about the eight parts of speech:

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Can Screen Time Replace Reading?

It’s a fair question for parents to think about: will it influence my child negatively to allow screen time if they prefer it over reading? Edublox investigates and shares a few tips on how to get your child excited about reading books.

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