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The Magic of Fairy Tales: Keeping the Art of Storytelling Alive

From the treasure trove of our childhood memories emerge the enchanting stories told by grandparents, parents, or caregivers. Fairy tales, those captivating narratives, whisked us away to realms where dragons soared, ogres devoured misbehaving children, princesses discovered love in the most unexpected places, and ordinary objects concealed extraordinary secrets. But these stories offer us more ...

Nathan Machoka

Girl reading a story to her stuffed animals.

Melodic Mastery: 7 Ways Music Enhances Mathematical Skills

Did you know that music can enhance mathematical skills and make mathematics more enjoyable for students? Researchers believe incorporating music into math lessons can keep students engaged and reduce anxiety about complex concepts like fractions. This is a great way to motivate children to appreciate math and encourage them to learn more. It’s pretty fascinating. ...

Haidene Go

A young child playing a piano.

How to Help Children Let Go of Old Toys and Stuff They No Longer Need

In any household with children, there is an inevitable accumulation of possessions. Birthdays, Christmas, the celebration events like sporting victories and random impulse buys bring in a stream of toys, clothes, and other stuff. But getting rid of these possessions is another story. While some children can be convinced to send their old toys to ...

Troy Oakes

Children's playroom full of toys.

7 Ways to Encourage Honesty in Children

As parents, we all want our children to grow up into responsible and reliable adults. Honesty plays a big part in this process. So what do you do when your child starts telling little white lies? First, don’t panic. It’s normal for kids to start stretching the truth as they develop their own way of ...

Nathan Machoka

A group of smiling children.

A Simple Guide for Homeschooling: Parents and Students

While most children attend public or private schools, an increasing percentage are homeschooled. Learn more about the homeschooling movement and what it entails when parents teach their children. What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is a progressive trend in the United States (and worldwide) in which parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to ...

Ratul Saha

Mother helping her young daughter with a school lesson.

Small Group Reading Shown to Boost Pupil Progress

A trial program that sees primary school children reading in small groups has shown that it can help pupils make an additional two months’ progress during an academic year. The ABRACADABRA (ABRA) and Reading and Understanding in Key Stage 1 (RUKS) program involved more than 4,000 Year 1 pupils (ages 5-6) from 157 schools across ...

Troy Oakes

Female Asian teacher helping children with different ethnic backgrounds read a book.

How Will Micro-Schools Affect Academics After the Pandemic? 

COVID-19 placed restrictions on the education system in the United States, causing some parents looking for an alternative to turn to micro-schools. What is this alternative solution for educational nourishment all about? What are micro-schools? Micro-schools, which educate K-12 children, are, as the name implies, very small schools that normally serve 10 to 15 students, ...

Ratul Saha

Elementary school teacher with students.

Children With a Promising Future Have These 4 Traits

As the saying goes: “the boy is the father of the man.” Character traits nurtured and encouraged in children will have a lifelong impact, so early childhood education is crucial in determining a person’s future path. Successful adults often display some of these characteristics as children  1. Extraordinary creativity Knowledge is taught; creativity is inborn. ...

Kathy McWilliams

Two girls sitting at a wooden table and coloring together.

Tips to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Children

Critical thinking happens when children draw on their existing knowledge and experience, as well as on their problem-solving skills, to do things like: Compare and contrast Explain why things happen Evaluate ideas and form opinions Understand the perspectives of others Predict what will happen in the future Think of creative solutions Why is critical thinking ...

Jack Roberts

Two smiling children standing in cardboard boxes playing make-believe.