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Get The Facts
Ahhh, to memorize, or not to memorize…THAT is the question!  Is it important that kids memorize their math facts?  I believe the answer is YES.  In this blog I am going to explain why math fact memorization is important and give you some fun ways to help your child improve their math fact fluency.   Let’s...
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Kids Watching Tv
We all know that we are living in the digital era.  Our daily lives revolve around so much technology – computers for work, our phones for messaging, ordering dinner through DoorDash, watching a show on Netflix, shopping on Amazon – so much of our lives now depend on these devices.  It makes sense that the...
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Girl With Headphones
As parents, we want the best for our children.  We want them to succeed with academics, sports, social skills, and everything in between.  The years spent in kindergarten through 12th grade are the most important educational years for our children.  Over the past few years, many school districts have reported that there has been a significant...
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Parents Reading To Child
Growing up as a kid, one of my fondest memories was sitting down with my mom or dad and reading a good book.  This was a time for us to connect and step into a different world.  What made it even better was the funny voices my dad would make for different characters.  That really...
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Abc
Every parent wonders when they should introduce letter names to their child.  Should children learn their letters in pre-school when learning the traditional ABC song or should it be during phonics instruction?  Timing of letter introduction is important, but figuring out *when* that time is, can be tricky.  This timing is based more on the...
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Children Learning
Independent learning is a skill that means something different for everyone, depending on their age and experiences.  This kind of unassisted learning is something that happens with infants all the way up through the elderly population.  Every year, your child starts fresh by entering a new grade and a new environment for learning.  Classroom education...
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Math Symbols
As adults, we understand the importance of drawing a visual to help us understand complex ideas.  The same idea is used by teachers, elementary through high school.  Many teachers/parents continue to use drawings with their students/children to enhance their math instruction.  Our students and children can get excited about math with pictures and visuals.  We...
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Tortoise And Hare
Consistency vs Intensity We’ve all heard the saying, “Slow and Steady Wins the Race.”  You may have read the familiar story of the Tortoise and the Hare to your children.  We all know how the slow but determined tortoise defeats the fast but overconfident hare.  The message and moral of this classic story also relate...
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Road Trip
If you have a family road trip this summer and are starting to get worried about the long journey, take a look at some great ways to pass the time!  There are a lot of fun games to play with your kids that are entertaining for people of all ages.  Who knows, it may even...
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Family Games
We all know that most kids are fans of games – as well as many adults!  When our kids go through preschool, we probably hear how they use play-based learning.  This is how kids learn turn-taking, basic math skills, sentence structure, etc.  However, for some reason, once children reach school age, the idea of “learning...
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