All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (90)

Speech and Debate for Homeschoolers

Please feel free to visit my blog to read this post as well as some other homeschool related posts.  Thank you for reading!  http://www.sonshineclassicalacademy.blogspot.com

Ok, so on Saturday I had the opportunity to be a judge at the Inland Northwest Qualifier (3 States were represented) for the National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA).  Since both of my…

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Added by Kristie Doty on January 31, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Baby Signing: Controversy of Benefits

Signing is my passion as I feel it is a great communication tool for children to use in order for them to develop their vocabulary and sense of concepts.

 There is much controversy on whether baby signing benefits children or not, I’m interested to hear your view points.  How do feel about it?…

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Added by Etel Leit on January 28, 2012 at 2:56am — 1 Comment

Technology for Babies and Toddlers: How do you feel about it? More or less family time?

How do you use technology to educate your child?

Added by Etel Leit on January 28, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments

Your Thoughts on Baby Signing

As a parent do you feel that teaching your child to use sign as a means to communicate is a smart parenting idea or do you feel the opposite about this topic.  There is much controversy on whether baby signing benefits children or not, i'm interested to hear your view points. I have been teaching my children how to sign since they were born and feel that it has done wonders for me.  How do feel about…
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Added by Etel Leit on January 28, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments

Where Kids Live Around the World

Whenever we visit a friend’s house, my kids inevitably want to go see their bedroom. I have noticed the same curiosity when other kids come to our house:  kids wonder where we sleep, what toys we play with, or even what snacks we have in our pantry. This natural inquisitiveness is equaled in adults- how many times have you taken in the details of a friend’s home, visited an open house for sale just to see the interior, or watched a show on TV that tours the inside of houses? We can…

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Added by Becky Morales on January 4, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Baby Sign Language: Fun with Baby Signing

Baby sign language can made fun with babies and children! My name is my name is Etel Leit.  I just love language and communication and would love to share my wonderful experiences with you.  I have always been captivated by communication.  Throughout my career I have learned and become fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic and,…

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Added by Etel Leit on November 9, 2011 at 2:38am — No Comments

Week in Review- fall crafts for preschoolers

I posted my weekly review for homeschool including some preK crafts we did and a 4 ingredient recipe for biscuits.  Just click on the link.

http://sonshineclassicalacademy.blogspot.com/2011/11/week-in-review-114.html

Added by Kristie Doty on November 4, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

THEE Answer to all my child raising issues!

One of the best things I learned that helped me dramatically through the years of raising my beautiful daughters and now helping with my amazing grandchildren is reiki (ray-key). In 1985 a friend of mine talked me into taking a Reiki I class. She convinced me that it would help the learning disabled students I worked with - so I took the class which was held at her home in Boulder, Colorado.

Well I can tell you that was a…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 31, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Chess Is So Much For Than A Game

Life is so interesting in so many ways. The history of chess is fascinating. The game of chess is one of those surprising tools that parents and educators are discovering around the world. In its earliest forms chess was played in India during the 6th Century. It spread and developed throughout the world from the Middle East and to Europe. It became part of the education of the Persian nobility. It reached Europe through Persia, the Byzantine Empire and Arabian…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 28, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments

A Common Conundrum for Parents: Childcare Expenses that Drain your Pocketbook

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I can empathize with new parents when they talk about the seemingly-impossible task of finding great schooling that doesn’t break the bank.  Sending your preschooler off is hard enough emotionally, and becomes even more challenging when factor in your requirements: you want it to be a stimulating, educational, and reliable start and a comfortable place for your kids to be while you are at work.…

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Added by Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

6 Parent/Teacher Conference Tips Not Often Heard

The latest post is out!  It's titled 6 Parent/Teacher Conference Tips Not Often Heard.  This article was written to guide parents through parent/teacher conferences- especially the ones where bad news is likely to be involved.  Over my years as a teacher, I found the parents who used these tips usually had the best results.  Enjoy!

Best wishes,

Clayton
http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com/archives/600

Added by Clayton.Thomas on October 14, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

Find a Tutor - Save Some Tears

The school year has barely begun and the stress is already palpable. You feel it too? Especially if you have a high-schooler and most especially if that kid is a junior; ACTs, SATs and trying to keep those grades up for college admissions. Oh, the stress indeed. And, we’re not sure whether parents stress out more than the kids themselves, but we know that a good tutor could help…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on October 4, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Writing starts with W!

The third guest post in the September series by Amanda Lehrman from The Momma Files.

Amanda Lehrman has a background in education and is a mother to her son Jack. Please check back here next Monday for her last post of the September series on tips to prepare your little ones for school.





Writing is funny. There are so many rules to follow, lines to stay in and utensils to use. It's all very technical, especially to a child. In my opinion, it is too technical. By the time we… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 19, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Reading Starts With R!

The second guest post in the September series by Amanda Lehrman from The Momma Files.

Amanda Lehrman has a background in education and is a mother to her son Jack. Please check back here for more educational tips to prepare your little ones for school.



Reading is a skill that starts before the days of school. It begins with babies recognizing pictures in a book and progresses naturally as that child gets older. My son has a book of first works that was introduced to him when he… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 12, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Sharing Precious Moments

One of my treasured memories growing up, was when I watched National Geographic with my dad. I remember sitting with him as a little girl watching programs about lions, sharks and well, the world. I believe those precious moments impacted the very core of my personality. They taught me to respect the wild and developed my ability to empathize with animals, nature and other people. Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 7, 2011 at 1:24am — No Comments

Need some solutions for bullying at school? Chat tonight 8/18!

Have you had issues with bullying at school? Then tonight might be the LIVE chat for you!

 

Tonight (August 18th) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter™ TV, we are chatting with authors, Marie Newman and Jacqui DiMarco, about how to identify bullying and solutions to solve the problem! Even if you have never encountered bullying with your children, this is a great topic of discussion and should not be…

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Added by Dannie on August 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Understanding Changes

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Part of being a college consultant – and an aspect I love – is attending conferences and visiting universities. As I type from my 11th floor beautiful, ocean view dorm on the University of British Columbia campus, and reflect on the major changes young people are experiencing in this…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 12, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

My Favorite Home School Blogs

In this post I discuss why I have researched home school blogs, my five favorite home school blogs and why I love them. I'd also love to hear comments from you about other blogs that I should check out!

 

http://www.justjoanna.com/2011/08/my-favorite-home-school-blogs.html

Added by Joanna on August 12, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Show Tonight: ABCMouse.com at 8pm CT

Tonight (August 8th) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter™ TV, we are chatting with ABCMouse.com®, an online educational curriculum for preschool through Kindergarten aged children. An excellent resource for parents wanting to get a head start on education!

 

We would love for you to join us tonight! It's…

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Added by Dannie on August 8, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Are High-Achieving Parents Pushing Kids too Hard?

Should a three year-old be getting tutored in math and reading? And can this tutoring really help give them an edge in school? Apparently the parents who have signed their tots up for Junior Kumon think so. This question is at the heart of a social media firestorm that continues to rage after a recent New York Times…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 26, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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