Successful Learning Through Play Activities at The Playground

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

kids playing at playground

Guest Post by Wassana Lampech

Kids are kids, and they naturally gravitate towards the playground and have an innate love for outdoor play. The great thing about this for teachers is that they can channel this energy and enthusiasm into a wide variety of healthy, educational play activities for child development in the playground. There are also a myriad of benefits for children including learning about nature, exploring their outdoor environment, and the physical activity will help develop their fitness and health. Children can also get the chance to develop their social skills, leadership skills, and team work while working with others. While free and unstructured outdoor play is critical for children to express themselves and have fun, there is also ample opportunities for teachers to introduce a structured element to help develop specific areas of learning. We will take a look at some of the learning through play activities that are tried and true and can help enhance the learning experience.

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How to Find Out If Your Child Has Problems at School

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

problems at school

Guest post by Jessica Vainer

Children have an amazing capacity for learning. From a very young age, they do it through games, observing what is happening in their environment and through their own experimentation. As they grow, they absorb a multitude of knowledge in a natural way. However, there are often factors that can harm the academic learning of children in school.

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How to Explain to Your Child the Importance of Learning

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

boy reading

Guest post by Jessica Vainer

What is so important about childhood education?

Many parents don’t think about their children’s brain development and the importance of early childhood education, and they are making a big mistake. Children should learn and realize the role of studying as early as possible. As they grow and develop, you may start noticing that every kid responds to school in different ways. Some of them start getting low grades at the very beginning, while others are getting straight A’s. That is why it is critical to teach all kids about the impact of education. As a parent, you need to show your children that education will play a leading role in their lives and that it is a ticket to their success. It must be explained from the different points of view and throughout the kid’s early ages in order to make a positive impact on their life.

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The Impact of Parental Stress on Your Child’s Education

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

child-doing-homework

Guest blog post by Wassana Lampech

There is an undeniable link between adequate parental involvement in education and the child’s success later in life. Parents play the role of mentors, counsellors, tutors and motivators. When parent are not involved in their kids’ education because of stress, the effects can be profound.

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How Your Kid Can Get a College Degree without Burying You in Debt

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

students-university

Guest blog post by Grace Frenson

In today’s world, student loans are almost a fact of life. While it’s become common for students to take on an average of $37,000 in loans, there are better ways to fund your child’s education. If you’re wondering how to make it to graduation without burying yourself in debt, check out this money-saving guide.

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7 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Guest blog post by Nicole Lewis, content writer at EssayVikings

Clear communication between parents and teachers is important for improving student performance, getting quality help from parents with homework, and avoiding misunderstandings between teachers and parents. Effective parent-teacher communication teaches parents how to best support their children in their academic programs. Frequent communication with parents gives teachers insight into their students’ life outside the classroom. Teachers get to learn the kids’ strengths and abilities, which contributes tremendously to learning outcomes.

Here are seven tips educators and parents can use to improve parent-teacher communication.

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5 Health Benefits of Hitting the Outdoors Often

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Benefits of outdoors

Guest blog post by Conrad Novak, Survivor’s Fortress

Everyone is trying to do something to get healthy, stay in shape, or find a therapeutic treatment that does not involve surgery or pills. In our daily lives, there are plenty of solutions, but they always seem dissatisfying. Thankfully, the answer is stored right within our very bodies. Our bodies were evolved and designed for specific settings – and the city is not it. Even better, there is mounting scientific evidence that going outside can provide numerous benefits to your health. In this article, we will present 5 health benefits of hitting the outdoors often. After reading this article, you will not be able to rationalize staying inside all the time anymore.

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How Nature Inspires Learning in Children

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Kids in nature

Guest blog post by Grace Frenson

Natural environments provide the most ideal places for children to learn. They are flush with perfect examples of concepts traditionally taught in the classroom, but with far more engaging examples.

By using outdoor, natural spaces as impromptu classrooms, children absorb concepts with a minimal amount of effort and easily become fascinated by subjects and new ideas they may have previously considered “boring.”

Overall, any child, struggling or not, can benefit from more time outdoors. This applies to children of any age or at any level of education.

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Is Social Connection the Best Path to Happiness?

Nicole Lewis - Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Friends on beach

From a young age, people need to learn how to communicate with each other, so that they can find happiness by being part of society. That is why parents need to teach their kids how to build connections with other people.

Although being a parent is a stressful job, the best way to raise happy kids is to be a happy, fulfilled person yourself. We can all achieve happiness and give it back to our children by using the easiest of methods – finding good, reliable, loyal friends.

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Handwriting vs. Typing: Why a Pen Is Mightier than a Keyboard

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Guest post by Aris Grigoriou from Study Medicine Europe

In this infographic, you learn why a pen is mightier than a keyboard. Students retain knowledge better when they handwrite their notes rather than type them!

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