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3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

If you love to read, this April holiday may be perfect for you—World Book and Copyright Day. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23. On this date in 1616, Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and William Shakespeare—all famous authors—died. It’s also the birth or death date of several other celebrated authors.                                                                          In 1995, the United Nations Educational ... Read More About 3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

At the end of the school year, your child is ready to go on vacation or to play with friends until the sun goes down. However, before the school year ends, it can be wise to get some tips and strategies from your student’s teacher to help ease the transition to next year and to make the most of the summer. It can also be helpful to ask your student’s teacher about your child's strengths and specific areas to focus summer learning on. Regardless of whether your child’s school sets up a meeting at the end of the school year or if you initiate one yourself, consider asking your student’s teacher these three questions befo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. As we enter a new year, many parents, students, and families are focusing on setting goals. For students of all ages, these may center around academics. And while it can be easy for parents of elementary and middle school students to overlook their role in helping their children identify and accomplish goals, parental involvement can have a significant impact on the outcome. Among other tasks, parents can provide background a ... Read More About How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

3 Winter Art Crafts for Kids

3 Winter Art Crafts for Kids

With winter upon us, you may be looking for activities to keep your student entertained and excited about learning. Luckily, there are many winter art crafts that kids can enjoy during the cold weather season. Winter art crafts for kids can include a waterless snow globe, a fun twist on the popular snowflake craft, and a creative way to experiment with melting ice. Looking for fun crafts to engage your student this winter? Keep reading to learn about three of our favorite winter-themed art crafts for kids: Winter art craft #1: Coffee filter snowflakes What you’ll need: Large coffee filters, preferably white Scissors Pla ... Read More About 3 Winter Art Crafts for Kids

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

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