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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

Khan Academy is a great resource for letting children learn math and science/technology at any age. It allows children to progress through different subjects, includes videos to teach them each ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

I would grasp the opportunity to teach them about things that they don't learn in school, or to teach them in a different way from the way they are taught in school. Perhaps look at family photos and ...
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What is an effective order to teach writing the alphabet?

You should keep in mind that children, especially very young children, learn best when directed by their own interests and their own individual abilities. A lot of what might be considered a best ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

If the kids are allowed to take their textbooks home, it should be a simple matter to get emails from their teachers with lesson plans (all teachers have to have lesson plans in place.) Then just ave ...
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Homeschool during traveling

What a great opportunity for your family! Is it possible? Absolutely. Will it be easy or pleasant? Most likely, much of the time it will be an encumbrance. There are trade offs. At 5, a hoomschooled ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

Do you read to her? Maybe at bed time? 9 is a bit late to start, but its still worth it. You say "I want her to work harder, read more". She says "all you want me to read I can watch&...
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Is my 14 y/o brother’s abusive behavior something that I should be concerned about?

First, I feel the need to warn you that I've worked with a lot of at-risk youth and am seeing this situation through that lens, which means I lean toward early intervention. Do I need to pressure ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

At nine, I wouldn't recommend permitting unlimited usage of cell phones/tablets/screens for entertainment. Not to encourage reading per se, just because it's still quite hard at that age to have the ...
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How to help 6 year old be self-confident about writing

Frame challenge here: how about teaching him to type? Both my son and I struggled with handwriting; we're both dyspraxic, although that wasn't understood when I was young. I'm also left handed, which ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

I would recommend Coursera as their classes are from respectable colleges and professors. Also, another online class program I've used that I have very much enjoyed and learned from was The Great ...
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Homeschool during traveling

This isn't a full answer, but it doesn't fit into a comment. I remember reading a book called "Moi, Jacob, 13 ans, globetrotter" telling about a family travelling the world, and I've watched a few ...
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How can I teach my daughter to see her errors?

It's sort of human nature to be blind to one's own mistakes, so people like engineers or accountants who need their work to be error free use a number of techniques that essentially make you do ...
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What is the best investment of time & money for extracurriculars in primary school age?

In this situation I would suggest joining your local Boy/Girl Scout Troop. They have outings during the after noon of the weekends. This program also build social skills and loving the outdoors. Have ...
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How can I teach my daughter to see her errors?

If I prove it is not so, she agrees, but she still does not obtain any training in error finding. To me it sounds like a pretty natural reaction. When I'm proven wrong about something trivial, I will ...
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How to help 6 year old be self-confident about writing

That writing is great for a six year old - it's not fine, it's well above what I would expect at that age. It's better than my kids' writing, at 7 and 9! Hating writing is a common issue at that age,...
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Any resources for primary schoolers online?

For foreign language learning, I recommend Rosetta Stone: https://www.rosettastone.com/students/ We used their smartphone app. The Spanish language program (the only one we tested) gives a good, solid ...
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Any resources for primary schoolers online?

I recommend Beast Academy for math: https://beastacademy.com They have online classes and books. I recommend both. The problems are fun for both children and adults. I especially like the more ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

If you know anyone who homeschools their kids, this is exactly the question they have solved. Talk to them and see if they have any tips! Growing up homeschooled, when I was younger I had a much more ...
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How can I teach my daughter to see her errors?

She may be "reviewing" her work without really thinking it through again. It is easy to just read "2+2=5" and nod your head. Only when you actually engage with the numbers and think "2+2=4, 4=/=5" do ...
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How can I teach my daughter to see her errors?

I'm going to start with something of a tautological statement here but, in order to know you've made an error, you have to know you've made an error. You can't know you've messed up until someone has ...
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How to teach new parents to apply early childhood education to improve cognitive outcomes in their children?

The Carolina Abecedarian Project had a curriculum comprised of four key elements: Language Priority, Conversational Reading, Enriched Caregiving, and LearningGames®. In the UK there is the Early ...
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What is the best investment of time & money for extracurriculars in primary school age?

From personal experience, I never liked any classes and saw zero benefit in them at the time, and I still see it that way 30 years later. Having kids now, I direct those activities with them and ...
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What is the best investment of time & money for extracurriculars in primary school age?

I was in a similar situation with my two kids. We go to public school, but as you mentioned, the issue isn't 8- 3, it's the hours between 3 and bed and then the weekends. We're on a limited budget. ...
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What is the best investment of time & money for extracurriculars in primary school age?

Have you considered martial arts for your children? Karate, tae kwon do and jujitsu offer plenty of benefits that go beyond physical fitness. They are a fun way to teach children self-discipline and ...
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What avenues can we give to our 6 year old daughter to help socialize with those outside her immeidate family?

My daughter who turns seven this week was exactly the same way. She still is, in really new situations. Homeschooling is nice for kids like her, because you can take it at her own pace, and be there ...
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What avenues can we give to our 6 year old daughter to help socialize with those outside her immeidate family?

My eldest daughter is a lot like yours. Shy and quiet around people she doesn't know but once she gets to know them, she's fine. Your daughter need to feel comfortable in her surroundings and with ...
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