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Four Spelling Games to Improve Your Children’s Spelling

Do your children complain about having to learn spelling words, when they can easily just use spelling checker and auto-correct? Even with modern technology in a digital world, spelling is still an essential skill for children to learn. Bring learning spelling to life with these four spelling games.

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Teach Your Child To Love Books

This article shows parents how to instill a passion for books in their child. It includes advice on reading books with young children and how to encourage an older child to love books. There are tips on providing books without spending much.

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Brain Teasers, Logic Puzzles and Processing Speed Tasks

As you can tell by its name, a brain teaser is a riddle or puzzle, which is designed to challenge your logical thinking skills, while processing speed is a cognitive ability that could be defined as the time it takes a person to do a mental task. Brain teasers, logic puzzles and processing speed tasks are fun!

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59 Printable Word Search Puzzles

Word search puzzles are entertaining as well as educational. Word search puzzles improve spelling. Just by searching for a word, puzzlers are learning to spell. In fact, they are rehearsing the spelling over and over in their minds as they look for the letters the word contains. Word search puzzles improve concentration...

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Why Logical Thinking Is Essential (Free Exercise Included)

It has been proven that specific training in logical thinking processes can make people “smarter.” Logical thinking allows a child to reject quick answers, such as “I don’t know,” or “this is too difficult.”

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English Grammar Course, Worksheets and Teacher’s Guide, 3rd-8th Grade

Edublox's free English Grammar Course is aimed at students in 3rd to 8th grade. Each module consists of a student worksheet and a teacher's (or parent's) guide. Part 1 covers present tense, past tense, future tense, a/an, singular and plural nouns, and degrees of comparison.

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5 Strategies to Help Develop Phonics Skills

Phonics skills are the backbone to all reading. There are workbooks, DVDs, music CDs and videos all devoted to teaching phonics to young children. Many of these are great, but for some children even the best of these isn’t enough.

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Fun with Paper Dolls!

Paper dolls are as old as paper, maybe hundreds of years or even thousands of years, if some estimates are true. Click on the paper doll of your choice and print for hours of creative play!

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How to Give Your Kids a Fun Summer at Home

If you're a stay-home parent, you'll know all about the challenges of keeping kids occupied through the long summer break. The best way around this is to keep a big batch of activity ideas up your sleeve. Here are a few to start you off. They won't cost much - if anything.

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How to Use Your Spring Garden as a Teaching Tool

There are many ways to use your spring garden to expand upon and enhance the your children’s education. From math to reading, your garden is a wealth of rich, educational experiences just waiting to be explored.

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Fun with BODMAS

When you see something like 6 + 9 x 0 - 3, what part should you calculate first? Start at the left and go to the right? Or go from right to left? BODMAS is an acronym or mnemonic used to help students remember the correct order to complete mathematical calculations in the ‘order of operations’.

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8 Simple Beach Activities for the Kids

Children love a trip to the beach, but sometimes run out of things to do there. This article recommends planning a few simple, low-cost activities to keep the kids happily occupied on the beach for long periods of time. It lists eight simple ideas, including sand art, athletics, rock pool rummaging, and family singsongs.

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