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8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time, and choosing the right gift for the student in your life is not an action that is exempt from this stress. With all of the various toys and gadgets on the market today, the abundance of options can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, the holiday season is the perfect time to combine learning and fun when choosing gifts. Educational gifts that will inspire students this holiday season can include STEM and STEAM gifts. Curious what to get the student on your list? Check out these eight gifts that will inspire students this holiday season: STEM gifts for students Bloxels Bloxels is an engaging gift for ... Read More About 8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

How to Help Your Child Read

How to Help Your Child Read

Reading is something that many children begin to gravitate toward naturally once they reach a certain age. While your child’s kindergarten class will help set up the basics for a solid reading foundation, there are many things that parents can do at home to encourage a reading-friendly environment. Ways to help your child read can include setting a good example, understanding his or her learning style, and encouraging consistent reading habits. Looking for ways to support your student, but not sure where to begin? Follow these steps to foster a learning environment at home that can help your child learn to read: Help your child read by ... Read More About How to Help Your Child Read

5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

With all of the assignments, exams, events, and extracurricular activities that are a part of high school, it’s natural for students to experience stress from time to time. Some of this stress can serve as a motivator, giving students the extra kick they need to complete an assignment on time or to power through a study session. But other types of anxiety can be harmful—one type in particular is test anxiety. Test anxiety is among the most common types of anxiety experienced by high school students. Ways to help your high school student with test anxiety include introducing him or her to coping tools, and encouraging good habits. ... Read More About 5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

Thanksgiving Crafts That Teach Students Gratitude

Thanksgiving Crafts That Teach Students Gratitude

Thanksgiving is an ideal time to introduce children to the concept of cultivating gratitude. For younger students, this may be the first time they have considered that not everyone has the comforts and opportunities that they do. For all students, instilling the habit of practicing gratitude has been shown to increase empathy and improve physical and psychological health and resilience. Thanksgiving crafts that teach students gratitude can include a gratitude journal, a thankful wreath, or a tree of thanks. When getting into the spirit of the season, consider crafts like these to incorporate gratitude into your holiday, while also continuing ... Read More About Thanksgiving Crafts That Teach Students Gratitude

How Do I Start Homeschooling My Child?

How Do I Start Homeschooling My Child?

According to the United States Department of Education, about 1.8 million students were homeschooled in the U.S. in 2012, the most recent year that statistics were available. If you are contemplating homeschooling your own child, you might wonder how to begin. Great ways to get started with homeschooling include learning about the homeschooling laws in your state, connecting with other homeschool parents in your area, and creating a homeschool plan. Here’s how to start homeschooling your child: Learn the homeschooling laws in your state Rules about homeschooling vary from state to state. While all states permit parents to educate thei ... Read More About How Do I Start Homeschooling My Child?

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