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How To Teach Kids Media Literacy

The Huffington Post – Caroline Bologna As conspiracy theories, “fake news” and misinformation flood the internet, it’s clear that media literacy is an essential skill people need to develop now more than ever. While the endless barrage of content may feel overwhelming, parents play a vital role in giving children the tools they need to navigate the modern media landscape and become critically informed consumers. Read More:...

Why Your Child Should Learn To Play A Musical Instrument Early

Moms – Param Davies Music is a language that speaks for itself. Music can be termed as one of the best therapies for relaxation. Only listening to music can have such wonderful effects. Playing the notes of this art is an experience worth indulging in. When you learn to play an instrument and start exploring the world of music, it pulls you into its deep chambers. You find solace in playing the notes of the instrument. Your child might not be very keen on picking up a guitar or sitting on that piano stool. It is you who must instill an interest in them. Read More:...

How to Enhance Your Child’s STEM Education Online

The Science Times – Ernest Hamilton A solid foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is an essential part of a childhood education. Starting from a young age, children can be introduced to concepts that will form the basis of an advanced education in some of the skills that are most in-demand in today’s workforce. Read More:...

War of words: Tips for raising bilingual children

The Daily Sabah – Mindy Yartasi Watching your children flawlessly switch between two languages with little effort is on most parents’ bucket list – and rightfully so. The skill offers many cognitive and social benefits. While raising truly bilingual children is an extremely rewarding experience, it can also be very trying. Many assume young children are language sponges that automatically pick up whatever is being spoken around them. I can tell you from personal experience, this is not always the case. Sure, they will pick up a word here or there, but fluency requires a conscious effort. Read More:...

3 Thanksgiving Math Games to Practice Estimating, Counting and Subitizing

PBS – Tarana Khan, PH.D. Aside from pumpkin pie, stuffing and gravy, Thanksgiving reminds us to think about what we are grateful for, especially the people we are fortunate to call our family and friends. It’s also a wonderful time of year to play and learn together. We’ve rounded up three turkey-inspired games that will give early learners a chance to gobble their way through practicing estimating, counting, one-to-one correspondence and subitizing. Use the Tips to start math conversations with your children. Read More:...