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Monthly Archives: March 2018

All about Educational Kids Books

Reading aloud to your children each day will expose them to a number of stories, characters, and plots. They will soon learn how interesting children’s books can be, and are likely to want to learn how to read on their own as they get older. Reading aloud should be done for 20-30 minutes each day. Many parents choose to read one or two books to their children just before bedtime. Reading is a relaxing activity that can wind down children after a busy day.

Taking your children to the library can be a great way to get them interested in reading. This allows you to expose them to educational kids’ books without having to purchase them yourself. Getting them their own library card can teach them to love reading, as well as responsibility for property that is not their own. Ask the librarian to show you and your children around the kids’ section so that both of you can get a feel for the place. Also inquire about story time and other activities.

As you read children’s books to your kids, be sure to interact with the story. Use special voices for each character. Ask your children questions to keep them involved in the activity. This will also hold their interest, and teach them that they have to pay attention so that can give the right answers. Purchase books that have been made into a movie. Watch the movie with your children after reading the books, and discuss the similarities and differences between the two.

Create a good reading environment for your children. Have a specific space for your kids to look through children’s books that includes a book shelf and comfortable furniture such as a bean bag chair or child recliner. Make sure there are several books that the child enjoys in the book case. Avoid forcing your child to read or listen to you read aloud. This can help them grow to hate reading and books.

Educational Kids Games

1. Hot Spot: The game pieces in Hot Spot are built like robots, and the game suggests that robots move only in straight lines. The goal of the game is to make sure the red robot gets to the ‘hot spot’ located on one corner of the playing board. The child has to think of the most economical way to get to that red spot on the board.

2. Pete’s Pike is another educational kid’s game in which Pete has to find his way to the top of a mountain peak covered with snow. There are five mountain goats which help Pete along the way. If Pete makes a mistake, he will fall off the edge of the mountain. The child must use his or her thinking skills in order to help Pete reach the mountaintop.

3. In this educational kid’s game called Cover Your Tracks, different terrains are given to your child in order to test his or her thinking skills. Some of the terrains are sand, cement, mud and snow.

4. As the name suggests, Treasure Quest lets you go on a treasure hunt. When the child finds it, he or she has to escape with it through ancient Aztec ruins. There are many dangerous pathway and dead-ends which will try to confuse your child.

The game of ‘War’ can get a new mathematical twist and be turned into Math War. In this version of the game, have each person lay down two cards, and let the child with the highest sum win. This game can be easily adaptable to whatever math skill your child happens to be working on.

Some of the most familiar board games can be educational kids’ games without you even realizing it. The following games can be great for reinforcing concepts that are hard to grasp:

Battleship – this can help your child find coordinates on maps and graphs

Candyland – this game is useful for identifying colors

Scrabble – this game reinforces spelling and vocabulary skills

Monopoly – this game reinforces the concept of money(have your child be the banker)

Yahtzee – this game will help reinforce addition and counting skills

Clue – this fun game can help the child grasp the concept of story problems

You can also be on the lookout for educational kids’ games that focus on special skills that your child may be struggling with. These include:

‘WH’ Bingo – this game stresses the concepts of who, when, what, where and why

Moneywise Kids – this game reinforces the concept of saving money and making change

Smath – this educational kid’s game is the math version of Scrabble

Education Home Field Trips

Some folks involved in providing such trips down the river for special needs kids tell of how it becomes a life changing experience, so to do the parents. Occasionally, it’s almost to the point that there was “little Junior before the white water rafting trip, and little Junior after.” Some parents note the difference is that profound – to which I say; wow. When I first heard about all this, I thought to myself, no, it couldn’t be that good, but the parents swear by it and the kids after doing it, they’ll never stop talking about it.

My question is; why does it work so well? Perhaps, because special kids maybe apprehensive about the water, fearful, and yet excited at the same time, well, that is just about everything you need for strong memory imprintation isn’t it? Okay so, I’ve read research papers on how the simple task of learning how to play a musical instrument, learning how to ride a bike, or interacting with an avatar on a computer helps develop these brains, and the empirical evidence has been show to prove it so. Thus, maybe these white water river rafting trips are akin to those other activities, but even more so, perhaps that’s why only one trip down the river is enough to trigger changes.

It’s not that normal (whatever that is) kids don’t also go away with experiences and memories that they cherish for years to come, they do too when it comes to river rafting, but for the special education kids who may not get the chance to do all those other activities that regular kids do consider it the most fun they’ve ever had in their lives, and it shows on their faces and their excitement every time anyone mentions it for long into the future. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Career Tests For Kids

Taking the Test

While taking these career tests for kids, children answer many different types of questions about their likes, dislikes, preferences, aptitudes, skill sets, goals, and future aspirations. Based on the children’s unique answers to these questions, the career tests can give kids various types of information.

Results of the Test

The test usually provides students with career information suitable to them based on their specific answers to the questions. For example, the test will tell kids what jobs are most suitable for them. Usually, there is a minimum of three different types of careers in assorted career fields. The results of the test also give specific information about each of the careers listed. This information might include the following for each career listed: education required, salary specifications, job requirements, potential for job growth in future years, and any other special requirements a specific career might require such as a security clearance.

Children Can Use the Results

Children can use the results for different purposes. The career tests for kids allow students to see real possibilities for their futures, and they can plan for these futures. Children can choose classes to take in school that relate to these career paths. They can research the careers further on the Internet or by reading books related to their chosen fields. Kids can join extracurricular activities related to the careers so they can explore them further. Children can also perform volunteer services to learn about possible careers. For example, children can volunteer reading to younger children if they want to explore the field of education.

Career Tests Provide Useful Information for Kids

Career tests provide useful information for kids because they provide a foundation for kids to use as a starting off point to explore possible career choices. Children can see exactly what education they need now for the future. They can realistically see the requirements for specific jobs to see if they even want to pursue careers in certain fields. Having access to this type of information often helps kids make decisions about their current educations.