Education: Elementary School

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Help for Homework


Make your home a pleasant “school” when it comes to homework, so everyone gets in on the learning.   Sometimes there’s no end to the supply of tricky spelling words that must be learned each week. That’s what you may be thinking mid year in the middle of homework with your child on any given… Read more »

Managing Educational Challenges


When your child has a learning disability, you really need to know what to expect and what to do so she can succeed.   Every child struggles from time to time — perhaps it’s with reading comprehension, or math skills, or even verbal communication.  However, as a parent or teacher, how can you tell if… Read more »

Fast Track to Memorization


When your child struggles to learn concepts, find surprising success by turning those concepts into playful ditties! How did you learn to spell Mississippi?  The old rhythm comes right back to you, doesn’t it?  Learning facts by using a rhythm or rhyme has been a part of schooling since the beginning. This idea began to… Read more »

Identifying Giftedness


Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »

Enrichment is Everything!


From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »

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