Resources for Developing Reading Comprehension

It is important to help children develop critical thinking skills to help them navigate the oceans of misinformation surrounding them. The first step to critical thinking is being able to make sense of what we’re reading. In other words, reading comprehension. “A child who read 30 minutes a day but answered fewer than 65 percent of the […]

Mandarin Resources for Home Practice

When it comes to learning a second language, nothing beats physical lessons with a real, live teacher. But that doesn’t mean you can use the vast array of digital resources to help you practice and reinforce your learning when you’re away from the classroom. And if you really can’t get to a real teacher, there […]

Tools to Help Children Develop a Growth Mindset

We’ve written a lot about the Growth Mindset in Education and why it is important for helping children to do well in school. Part of helping children develop their growth mindsets is helping them understand how their brains work and what the growth mindset is all about. So here are some terrific resources that speak to children… […]

ABRIC Education: Building Key Life Skills

Critical thinking, the ability to ask effective questions and formulate original solutions, is not an optional skill in the 21st century. Innovation is needed to solve the serious problems of global warming, economic crises, and food and water shortages. In addition, rapid advances in technology make it crucial that we not only learn new skill […]

Coding with Youth Digital

“Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.” – Mitchel Resnick, professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. When G1 discovered the joys of playing Minecraft, it was as I predicted […]

Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!

Ever since Minecraft came out, children all around the world have been drawn to it like moths to a flame. Many teachers have discovered the educational benefits of Minecraft and found ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. Now Mojang have gone one step further and created an education edition of Minecraft to make it even easier […]

Educational Resources You Can’t Miss!

Whether you’re homeschooling or looking for educational activities and resources to further your child’s interests, Educents is the trusted resource for every child’s education. They offer educational resources on almost any interest your child might have – Minecraft, butterflies, space, architecture, traveling, you name it. Check out what’s new, what’s popular, and shop Educents deals by grade. […]

Ready Steady Go Kids!

Physical activity has been linked to many benefits for the developing child: it makes them smarter it can predict academic achievement it’s good for the brain it helps with emotional wellbeing it helps children develop social skills it’s good for overall health Declining Levels of Physical Activity in Children Unfortunately, for various reasons, there has […]

STEAM Resources for Creators

STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It’s the buzz word in education because the future belongs to the makers, the creators, and the problem solvers. So help your child get started with these cool STEAM resources… S is for Science experiments T is for Technology in balance E is for Engineering toys for […]

Math Mammoth: Math Made Easy

Math is one of those subjects that has often been viewed as something you were either good at or not. This terrible misconception has meant that many adults and children have given up on the subject without giving themselves a real chance to excel at it. A newer understanding of learning is revamping the way we […]