Feb
13
2010

How To Memorize Spelling Words

   Tips To Help Memorize Spelling Words:    Look at the word.   Write the word on an index card.   Say the word aloud.   Spell the word aloud.   Write the word five times.   Double check your spelling.   Write the word in a sentence.   Be sure to take a pretest before you take the real test! Related Posts:Ways To Raise a WriterWhy Learning Sight Words is ImportantAll About Learning Sight [...]

Feb
6
2010

Helping Your Toddler Get A Good Night’s Sleep

  I can not get my two and a half year old son to stay in bed at night.  Do you have ideas for getting kids to sleep in their own bed?  I’m a firm believer in consistency and structure when it comes to bedtime.  Just like the current advice that’s out there for adults that can’t …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs [...]

Jan
23
2010

Helping Your Child Transition From Easy-to Read to Chapter Books

My daughter is in grade 2.  She is a good reader but we have a problem.  Many of her friends are now reading chapter books.  She wants to read them too but seems to be very nervous when she brings one home.  I am sure that that she can read them but I don’t know …Related Posts:Okay for Now By Gary D. Schmidt

Jan
16
2010

Help Your Child with Geometry

Learning the proper term for solid shapes at an early age gives your child a head start in geometry.  It’s very simple to teach them some proper names. Call a can a cylinder. Call dice or square boxes a cube. A CD case or a cereal box is a rectangular prism. A  ball or a globe is a sphere. A cone shape at the …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jan
10
2010

Three Easy Ways to Get Your Preschooler on the Path to Algebraic Thinking

Learning how to classify, sort and form patterns at an early age gives a child a jump start in math before they even enter elementary school.  Here are three easy activities that you can do together at home. 1.  Sorting.  Let your child help out by sorting laundry, for example, matching and pairing socks by size …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs to [...]

Jan
7
2010

Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Parents

1. Get to school on time. If school starts at 8 am its starts at 8 am. Children that are even five minutes late miss important directions and interrupt others that have gotten to school on time. 2. Check to see if your child has homework. Then make sure that they do it. Then check …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jan
1
2010

Reading Strategies for Beginners

My daughter is in grade 1. She is bringing home little books to practice reading with us. We also have lots of books around our house and I notice that she is starting to pick them up and read them. She loves to read and seems quite confident. I know it all sounds great but …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen [...]

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