How to Raise Young Kids to be the Next Steve Jobs
Dec01

How to Raise Young Kids to be the Next Steve Jobs

After his death, Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, was memorialized as a man of great vision, someone who knew how to take his dreams and see them through to fruition. While not every child may be suited to become the next co-founder of a tech giant, children can learn to experience success by adopting many of the traits that defined Jobs. His vision, his attention to detail, and his desire to always strive for the best are all traits...

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Socratic learning and iPads in the classroom
Nov18

Socratic learning and iPads in the classroom

Socrates was a thinker from ancient times. His theory as a teacher was that asking questions would increase learning. Through questioning, students learn better than they would just by listening to a teacher or reading a book. The fact that students have to get involved in a discussion means that they must know the information in order to ask questions and answer them, too. Many students really enjoy Socratic discussions because they...

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Building a love of reading one book at a time
Nov15

Building a love of reading one book at a time

There is no doubt that children love to play with computers and tablets. The advent of the tablet has made it easier than ever for children to become comfortable using technology at very young ages. Where older generations had to be taught to use technology, it seems like children leave the womb being able to use smartphones and iPads. Kids and Their Ease with Technology The challenge for parents is not in teaching kids how to use...

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Visiting the world one page at a time
Nov15

Visiting the world one page at a time

Students love learning about geography. When students are learning about exotic animals, tropical fruits, historical events, geography can be added to practically any curricular area. To meet the needs of teachers who want to add supplemental tools to their curriculum, Learning Infinity created the ebook Around the World in a Day. Bring Curricular Genres Together Around the World in a Day is an ebook that can be easily added to an...

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Touring history with iPads in the classroom
Nov14

Touring history with iPads in the classroom

Tweet Share When my principal visited my classroom last spring to ask if I wanted to have a set of iPads in my classroom, I had to say yes. I knew that technology was vital to the success of my students in the present and future; but as someone who had never held an iPad, I was a little scared of my quick answer. I knew they would be helpful for my 5th graders with math, science, and reading, but I had no idea how much fun it would be...

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It all starts at home!
Nov13

It all starts at home!

Success at school begins in the home. Children who grow up in homes that are filled with language, good food, books, and art are usually very successful at home. A culturally rich environment gives children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. They learn the importance of reading, the joy of learning, and the value of appreciation. In today’s world, students also need to have early access to technology, so they can...

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The benefits of reading to children from an early age
Nov11

The benefits of reading to children from an early age

Reading is the most important educational skill. While many educators and learning experts disagree with this statement, it is hard for them to argue. Reading really is the most important skill that a child can learn during the school-age years. Many educators are under the impression knowing how to do math is more important that being able to read. Without reading skills, people would not be able to read a math problem and learn...

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Be a great mystery reader
Nov08

Be a great mystery reader

I first became a Mystery Reader a few years back, prior to my increased understanding of what needs to go into my child’s education and learning experience in order to have a bright future. I would normally grab any book readily available and what I thought was suitable to the age group at the time. Once reading, I would proceed to read as quickly as I could so I could get back to something more important. After all, I paid my taxes...

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The Importance of Reading to Future Success
Nov02

The Importance of Reading to Future Success

One of the truest predictors of future success is the amount of reading that children do at a young age. The amount of time that children read and are read to predicts whether they will be successful. Surprisingly, parents and children do not have to read for hours each day; they only need to read for 20 minutes each day. With 20 simple minutes of reading, students are exposed to over 1,000,000 words in the course of a school year. In...

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Create excitement for learning at home with an iPad digital library for young kids
Nov01

Create excitement for learning at home with an iPad digital library for young kids

The world of education begins at home and every child’s first teachers are their parents. Children love to learn, but parents can either stall that love or keep it going. Without the encouragement of their parents, children can lose that love of learning, which can make their time in school unnecessarily unpleasant. However, when parents are committed to helping their children succeed academically, children will learn discipline and...

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Inspiring kids to explore the world through reading and imagination
Nov01

Inspiring kids to explore the world through reading and imagination

A great new series of ebooks aimed at early learning classrooms inspires kids to explore the world through reading and their imagination. These five books—A Day at the Zoo, An Ocean Adventure, Explore the Rainforest, Around the World in a Day, and The Road To Greatness—take up vital topics like the natural world, culture and geography, and science and history. They explore these topics through fun, engaging storylines—supplemented by...

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Success bringing autistic children and animals together
Nov01

Success bringing autistic children and animals together

Animals can make a big difference helping children with autism begin to understand emotions. Some experts believe that the simple emotions that animals display are easier for children with autism to understand. A recent study at the University of Queensland in Australia found that children who have animals around them are more likely to show positive social behaviors. This is good news for anyone who works with an autistic child on a...

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Why I Love Homeschooling
Oct30

Why I Love Homeschooling

A few years ago, I decided to quit my job as a public school teacher so I could stay home and teach my children myself. I became tired of the politics of public schools and the heavy emphasis on testing. My children were in large classes with teachers who obviously cared about them, but they were overwhelmed with children who could not follow directions and behave. Since my children are both very well behaved, they were often placed...

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Ease of finding homeschooling materials for teaching young kids
Oct30

Ease of finding homeschooling materials for teaching young kids

In the early days of the homeschooling movement, parents had a difficult time finding materials. As publishers realized that this large group of families needed high quality materials, they took a big step towards meeting their needs. Since many homeschooling parents are not trained as teachers, the materials they use need to be easy for parents to use with obvious lessons that do not need to be planned. The materials also needed to...

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Early Learning and Academic Success
Oct25

Early Learning and Academic Success

Many people do not realize the significance of early learning when it comes to broadening a person’s intellectual abilities. Even an infant’s experiences can deeply change his or her development. The fact of the matter is that a child’s future academic success is strongly based upon early learning that takes place before the age of 3. The public education system in the United States clearly leaves a lot to be desired. In Clayton...

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Bringing variety into the homeschool setting
Oct21

Bringing variety into the homeschool setting

The world of homeschooling has changed dramatically over the past few years. In many communities, the typical homeschooling families were those who wanted to include faith-based studies in their children’s education. Now that many states encourage schools of choice and charter schools, religion is no longer the main driving force in choosing whether or not to homeschool their children. For many families, the road to homeschool begins...

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