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Summer Fun with Science


Kids love summer vacation, but parents often find it difficult to keep them engaged in productive activities. And most kids experience a summer learning slump during their time away from school. According to the National Summer Learning Association, at best, students show little or no academic growth over the summer, and at worst they lose one to three months of learning.

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Story Time Success


By Aviva Patz


It might seem like kids' brains are now more stimulated than ever with all the media they're exposed to -- TV, the Internet, computer games, cell phones. But in fact, all that electronic input is actually eroding their sense of imagination, educators say. "When children are given images, they don't learn to form pictures in their mind's ... Continue reading Story Time Success

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School-Age Readers

From kindergarten through third grade, your child's ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, you can continue to play a role in your child's reading life.


A child first learning to read gets more information from listening to books than from reading them independently. This is especially true of vocabulary - your child will ... Continue reading School-Age Readers

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Mastery of Early Math and Reading Skills by Kindergarten Linked to Better School Performance Later

Everyone knows letters and numbers are a basic part of any good preschool curriculum. But a new study shows just how important these early skills are. In fact, when kids enter kindergarten with a good grasp of fundamental math and reading concepts, they do far better in school in the long run.


Looking at existing data from six separate large studies of child developmen ... Continue reading Mastery of Early Math and Reading Skills by Kindergarten Linked to Better School Performance Later

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Not Just By the Books


By Aviva Patz

When it comes to reading, your child's first -- and most important -- teacher is you. "Children who have been read to since birth have a distinct advantage when it comes to learning to read," says Kathy Barclay, Ed. D., professor of early childhood education and reading at Western Illinois University. "They've had thousands of hours of what we might call ' ... Continue reading Not Just By the Books

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Fearful Child Can Become Brave: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids


By Sylvia Rimm


Q. My 8-year-old girl has a fear of noises, such as loud trucks passing by, crowds at the mall or parties, and she's also afraid of heights. When I have to leave her with people, even though they aren't strangers, she gets uncomfortable. Can you tell me what this could be?


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