Autumn is an excellent season to get out into nature with your family. Whether or not you notice it, math activities abound in the outdoors – you just have to be looking for them. Educator, blogger, & mom Amanda Boyarshinov has some excellent suggestions on how you & your children can experience nature & use […]
Engineering Like Bees
Do your kids like building things? Are you looking for fun, educational activities to do with them at home? Kids can learn about engineering while having fun with this activity by mom & award-winning educator Melissa Taylor. Simply see below or click here to read more. Not only are bees master engineers, but they are also […]
Math Outside the Classroom
From managing money to measuring for recipes & home projects, math skills are needed in the day-to-day life of practically every adult. Many useful math skills can be learned & reinforced in real-life situations, where kids can best see how learning math is indeed relevant to their lives. Award-winning educator Melissa Taylor has some fantastic […]
Science + Apples = Fun!
As students & parents alike get back in to the groove of the school year, learning again takes center stage. Learning doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of a school, though. Parents & their children can do fun & educational science experiments at home, & doing so helps show kids that they […]
Math Tutoring – How Do Sylvan & Kumon Compare?
The new school year is getting underway, & perhaps your child is already getting out of his or her depth in Math class. What is a parent to do, especially if the child in question is working on a level of Math that is also out of YOUR depth? It may be time to look […]
Ready for First Grade?
The start of the 2015-2016 school year is upon us, & parents like of rising 1st graders, are looking to make sure that all of the i’s get dotted & all of the t’s get crossed as your child gets ready for starting a new grade in school. You have likely gotten all of the […]
STEM Coding: 4 Reasons Your Child Should Learn It
The current generation of children are growing up around technology, making them what has been termed “digital natives”. While not every child will necessarily work in STEM fields, computers, IT, or the like, it does figure to be important for youth to have a working knowledge of learn how technology operates. Coding – provides an […]
Summer + Legos = Fun!
Summer is a great time for students to do some hands-on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, & mathematics. Click the link below to see some of blogger Heather Smith’s cool STEM projects involving LEGOs that you & your child will really enjoy! Summer LEGO Learning by Heather Smith
Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School
If your child is just about to complete elementary school & make the jump to middle school, you & your child may both have some questions as to what transitioning to the new environment will be like. There are steps you can take to be prepared – read on for some suggestions from the Sylvan […]
Reading: 3 Ideas for Reluctant Readers
Some kids love to read; others rarely feel inclined to pick up a book of their own just for enjoyment. Getting children interested in reading chapter books at an appropriate age is a great stepping stone into more involved, complicated reading when they are older. But that doesn’t mean that chapter books are the only […]