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The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education

An increasing amount of research continues to support play in early childhood development, and there are five primary forms or types of play in which children engage: locomotive, social, object,…

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When Your Kid Is the Bully: What to Do

Here's what to do if your kid turns out to be the bully at school. by Suzanne Peck It usually starts with a phone call from the school: Your child's…

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The 4 Common Types of Bullying

Identify which kind of bullying your child may be experiencing.   by Suzanne Peck Bullying is defined as mean, hurtful behavior that occurs repeatedly in a relationship with an imbalance…

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Preparing Your Child For Testing

Helpful information about learning brought to you by Reading Rockets, Colorín Colorado, and LD OnLine   Types of tests   Testing is used in schools for two main purposes. One…

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4 Ways to Make Reading Fun

By taking a playful, pressure-free approach, you'll help your child enjoy books on his own in practically no time.   By Leslie Gariso Pfaff from Parents Magazine   Since Anita…

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Benefits of a Multi-Age Classroom

Flexible Grouping In all our classrooms there are many options for grouping. Groups are formed according to skill, interest, or learning style. Grouping patterns change throughout the day, should vary…

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Board Games That Increase Brain Power

Experts say board games can boost a slew of skills that help kids do better in school. And playing them as a family just ups the benefits—and the fun factor.…

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Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions By Barbara Rowley I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats…

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No More Whining!

By Julie Tilsner When it comes to torture, we could all learn a thing or two from kids. Who knows better than they how to extract most anything they want…

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Healthy Lunchbox Tips

Try these easy ideas for quick brown bag nutrition. By Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD WebMD Feature Lunch often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of getting kids off…

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