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The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education

1 November

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, language and pretend play. Each type of play has its own benefits for the developing mind of a young child, and while each is important, […]

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Cn u rd ths? A guide to invented spelling

7 October

by: GreatSchools Staff Spelling instruction at your child’s school may look different from what you remember of your school days. Here’s a guide to what you might see and why things have changed. Your first-grader proudly shows you the story she wrote in class and it looks something like this: “Ther ouns was two flawrs. […]

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When Your Kid Is the Bully: What to Do

25 March

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 in trouble for bullying. “Ninety-nine percent of parents will say, ‘No way, not my kid’ and get defensive,” says Jennifer Cannon, a family therapist in […]

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The 4 Common Types of Bullying

25 March

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 of power or strength. It takes many forms — verbal, physical, relational, and cyberbullying. Although schools are doing more to deal with bullying, parents are […]

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Preparing Your Child For Testing

25 March

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 is to find out how well an individual student is learning in the classroom. For instance, teachers can test how well a child is responding […]

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4 Ways to Make Reading Fun

25 March

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 Lavine’s daughter, Faye, had been an early and avid reader, the Seattle mom figured her 5-year-old son, Owen, would follow suit. The early part happened, […]

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Benefits of a Multi-Age Classroom

1 March

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 so an individual student may be part of three or four different groups in the course of a day or week. Groups, most importantly, should […]

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Parent’s Wish

29 April

For my child I wish: That they seek their happiness not so much at the finish line, as in the running; That they have the strength not to lift tremendous weights, but one fallen friend; That they learn to fight their own battles with a never-ending string of temporary cease-fires; Not that the occasion make […]

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Developing Character In Your Child

29 April

We often are asked to pause and take time to ponder which direction we are headed with our children and/or students. Since our own childhood, times have changed! The world has become a more complicated maze to maneuver within and feeling secure as well as safe is often difficult. Parents, teachers and adults who have […]

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Seven Secrets To School Success

29 April

by Jim Grant Secret #1: Correct Grade Placement   This is the single most important secret to school success. A child must be ready socially, emotionally, and physically, as well as intellectually, for school. Make certain that your child is ready for the grade in which he or she is placed. Simply being alive the […]

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