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Summer Learning Enrichment with Science Vocabulary

We often put special emphasis on teaching reading and math. After all, these are foundational subjects which further learning is built upon. There is another foundational skill however, that often goes neglected because its applicable use is not as seemingly practical for early childhood development. That skill is science!   Why is science important? Teaching science, the study of the natural world using the scientific method, helps children in many facets. Learning how to objectively analyze situations and draw conclusions, understand the world around them, and communicate better. Additionally, teaching basic science concepts lays down the groundwork for advanced scientific study, and STEM careers! But hey, let's take things one step at a time. For now let's look at making...

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Top 5 Learning Games to Play with Your Kids During Holiday Break

Our family loves to play card and board games, especially during the Holiday break.  These games are not only fun for the whole family, but they teach children valuable skills!  Oftentimes, our children are having so much fun they don't realize they are learning.  Here are five games our children love to play: Uno – Uno is great for number recognition and visual discrimination! Children love analyzing these cards to detect different colors, shapes, and patterns.  It is also a great way to teach your child sportsmanship!   Skip-Bo Junior – Easily my favorite, children learn number sequencing along with addition while playing this classic game.   What do you Meme Family Edition - Memes are everywhere, and they are funny! This...

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27 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Summer is a wonderful time to allow kids to be kids. Let them run around and play all day outside in the fresh air. Play is the best way for children to have hands-on learning experiences! In addition to that, it is one of the best ways for children to practice their social and problem-solving skills.

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