Archive for 'Education'

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Young Kids and Computers

Young Kids and Computers

Can computer time make our children more literate?  We’ll find out next on The Parent Report. Young Kids & Computers Well over 80% of households now have computers, and many homes have more than one. While [...]

Homework and Planning

Homework and Planning

How to help your child excel at their homework by planning better. Homework and Planning Is your child having difficulty with homework assignments…like not getting them completed? Sometimes the reasons for this can have more to [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Prepping Pre-schoolers for Formal Education

Prepping Pre-schoolers for Formal Education

How to prepare your preschool child for their formal education. Preparing Pre-Schoolers Is your preschoolers planning to attend kindergarten in the fall? You might be thinking it’s time to learn the ABC’s and numbers.  But really, [...]

Food and Education

Food and Education

How eating the right stuff can help kids learn better. Food and  Education Some times the simplest things can help our children succeed in school. For example a good eight or ten hours of solid sleep [...]

Learning to Budget

Learning to Budget

Teaching kids to budget their allowances, learning to save and spend. Learning to Budget When it comes to learning life skills, it’s important to help teach kids about budgeting.  Whether they get their money from an [...]

Initiating Homework

Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework. Initiating Homework When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours [...]

Trouble in the Primary Grades

Trouble in the Primary Grades

Some of the signs that your early grader is having trouble learning. Trouble Signs Do you think your young child is struggling in school?  Maybe your child is slow to warm up to reading, have trouble [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]