Parents' Corner

3 Summer Learning Loss Statistics Worth Knowing

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 14, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

For a century, people have been concerned about summer learning loss, with studies conducted to learn more about knowledge loss over summer breaks. Not surprisingly, as research has taken off, findings have become more nuanced; what happens during the summer, learning loss-wise, is affected by how students spend their time away from the classroom. It helps to have quality school resources and community support, which varies by location. 

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Topics: Learning, Summer Camp

How Do Preschoolers Learn Best?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 27, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

The preschool years are crucial ones for healthy brain development, and so it’s important to focus on helping preschoolers engage with the world around them during this pivotal phase. But, how do preschoolers learn best? This post will share several ways — some of which may be surprising.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Why Are Science Experiments Important for Preschoolers?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 08, 2023 @ 12:53 PM

Kids are naturally curious, and science experiments are a useful way to foster this trait in children as young as preschoolers—and that’s just one of their many benefits.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Help Your Child Prepare By Doing Preschool Puzzles

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jun 07, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

Puzzles can be the perfect toy for preschoolers: not only are they fun, but they also help in their development in numerous ways. In fact, Empowered Parents lists more than a dozen of them!

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Topics: Child Development, Learning

How Parents Can Develop an Independent Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 24, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

While babies naturally grow more independent as toddlers, there are plenty of ways that parents can support this independence in their day-to-day activities. The result can be a toddler who is more secure and confident—and, yes, more independent.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Toddler Care

How About Trying These Fun Ways to Teach the Alphabet?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 01, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Learning the alphabet is one of the necessities of life, and there are many fun ways to teach the alphabet to your kids.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Afterschool Enrichment Programs Offer Unique Educational Opportunities

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Afterschool enrichment programs provide many opportunities and benefits for children. They give kids a chance to interact with each other in an educational setting that’s less formal… and safe.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Benefits, Learning, Afterschool

Use This Child Behavior Checklist To Address Common Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

We’ve put together a child behavior checklist to help you handle some common behavioral issues you may be dealing with. If your children engage in any of these behaviors, here are some helpful tips on how you should respond.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Learning

How To Decrease The Risk of Spreading Germs For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Decreasing the risk of spreading germs for preschoolers is easier said than done.

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Topics: Learning, Preschool, Health Tips

Here Are Some Benefits And Best Practices in Early Literacy

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 05, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Literacy, at its simplest, involves learning sounds and how they connect to make words—and how those words form the basis of language. As children become more literate, they can communicate more effectively and with more confidence. 

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Topics: Skill Building, Learning, Social Interaction



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