Encourage Your Curious Kid with Nonfiction 

Gravitation towards fictional stories seems to determine if a child “loves to read”; however, grown-ups sometimes overlook those children that prefer learning non-fiction over fiction. Subjects rooted in facts and real events occupy a space in a child’s world and can be excellent reading material for those children who do not engage with imagined tales. Non-fiction titles encourage children to expand their scope of knowledge by exposing and explaining natural phenomena, current events and rapidly evolving […]

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5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning

According to the United States Department of Commerce, 65 percent of jobs for kids today don’t exist yet, which is why it’s important for them to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as those occupations are growing at a rate of 17 percent. This type of education increases science literacy, creates […]

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Teaching Critical Thinking

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin Ph.D., British anthropologist Every day we’re inundated with information and often from two opposing sides. So how do we teach kids to evaluate the information they read and hear, whether it comes from the media, our leaders, family, or friends? Teaching […]

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Tips for Homeschooling from a Columbus, GA Mom

When we decided to home school our preschooler and our kindergartner, I felt just as lost as if someone had left me in the wilderness without a map. Which curriculum to buy? Which one has the best way to teach reading and math, especially when my kids had very different learning styles? I needed to […]

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Benefits of Playing with LEGOs

What are the benefits of playing with LEGOs? When kids discover they have similar hobbies, parents know they’re likely to “disappear” for hours at a time sharing their common ground. That’s when a lot of social skill learning takes place: taking turns, division of labor, collaborating, nonverbal communication, cue-reading. Playing with LEGO blocks are no exception. In […]

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Choosing A Private School

Choosing a private school is not a simple task, since there is not a universal ranking system that you can use to determine if a private school is the right one for your child. Here are some tips to help you get started on your search for a school that will meet your child’s needs. […]

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