The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids

Posted on October 9, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids

Are you shopping for the best STEM toys and gifts for your kids this holiday season? Here you’ll find what’s new and recommended for 2020 as well as the best classic STEM ideas for kids. Discover robots, building blocks, science kits, circuitry, math games, and much more! This is the best list of science, technology, engineering, and math toys and gifts curated by a teacher for parents who want double-duty gifts that are both fun and educational. 2020 STEM Gifts … Continue reading “The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids”

17 Ways for Kids to Learn New Vocabulary

Posted on September 30, 2020September 22, 2020Categories Free-LancingTags , , ,   Leave a comment on 17 Ways for Kids to Learn New Vocabulary

Fluent readers need a big vocabulary. The more words a child knows, the better reader and writer they are. (Anderson and Freebody, 1981; Graves, 1986; Stahl, 1998) (DOE, NAEP, 2011) It’s up to us as parents to help our children learn and develop a large vocabulary. The best way to learn new words is to use them, play with them, listen to them, and apply them. While it is possible to learn new words out of context, like with flashcards, … Continue reading “17 Ways for Kids to Learn New Vocabulary”

Sherlock Holmes Books for Kids

Posted on September 27, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Sherlock Holmes Books for Kids

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle invented the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Since Doyle’s writing is too difficult for most kids, I’ve good, easier-to-comprehend books for kids and teens related to Sherlock Holmes plus a few other fun goodies as well… Don’t miss the brilliant middle-grade chapter book series about Sherlock’s younger sister, Enola. (Which is now a movie on Netflix!) Sherlock Holmes for Kids Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles BabyLit®  by Jennifer Adams , illustrated by Alison OliverReally this board … Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes Books for Kids”

The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

Posted on August 30, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , ,   Leave a comment on The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

“You can’t be a good writer without being a devoted reader.” – J.K. Rowling “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King. The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers Most authors will tell you that the NUMBER ONE thing that you can do to become a better … Continue reading “The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers”