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Things Your Child Should Know Before Entering First Grade

The new school year is right around the corner and it's a very exciting year! Your child is starting grade school. How do you know if they are ready for first grade? They need to know their numbers, and letters well enough so they don't fall behind. Check out this post to learn more.

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4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Care About Math

Are you worried about your child resenting math? It is a very common problem especially once the toys and games associated with preschool and elementary school math go away in middle school and beyond. Why should kids still care about math skills if fun math became hard math? Here's why:

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Common Myths About Preschool

When it comes to early education, almost every parent thinks about preschool and kindergarten. There are a lot of myths about the benefits of preschool on child development. To get your child a head start in kindergarten and elementary school, you need to understand the facts behind these myths.

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Why Should You Teach Your Child Phonics

Teaching phonics to your child is very difficult but it's essential for reading comprehension. Most elementary schools gloss over phonics so it's up to parents to fill in the gaps. Often children only read by memorization and they don't understand the phonetics. Reading Genie is here to help.

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How to Get Your Student into the National Honor Society

Parents can help their elementary school students get into college now. A big marker of student achievement that many college admissions notice is membership in the National Honor Society. Working to get into the NHS can start as early as elementary school. Find out how to help your student now.

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The Importance of Spelling in the Digital World

Many of today's kids, and some adults, undervalue the importance of spelling. However spelling skills are still vital inside and outside of school. Not knowing how to spell can greatly impact your child's reading comprehension and writing abilities. Make sure your child builds strong spelling skills

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Are Math Standards Pulling Away from Common Core?

The American math system has been struggling with common core for some time. In many elementary and middle schools in New Jersey, the math skills being taught are moving away from the common core method. Find out why and how to help your child master these common core math skills at Math Genie

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Why Schools Are Not teaching Vocabulary Skills and What You Can Do About It

Every parent wants their child to have better reading and reading comprehension skills. One way to help with reading comprehension is to work on your child's vocabulary building. Many elementary schools don't emphasize vocabulary skills in class so you must help your child at home.

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College and Career Readiness in Elementary School

Elementary school is not too early to start thinking about college. Simple activities like talking about different careers and visiting a college community day has a big impact on long term student achievement. Learn more about how to make sure your child has the necessary college readiness skills.

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Importance of Reading Comprehension in High School

When it comes to reading comprehension, you child will never stop learning. From elementary school to middle school to high school, reading comprehension is a vital part of your child's academic success. It is important to understand the new standards for reading comprehension in high school.

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