Month: July 2012

Science Projects for four years old

Kids of this age are mentally not ready to memories or understand the complicated concepts. At this stage they need to be taught by performing the projects practically. So you have to encourage the activities that help to promote and enhance their understanding of several things. They need to be thought through projects and activities to build their understanding of the world around them in an enjoyable way. Though they would be playing, but actually they are learning. Plants: You can help the kids with a science project to show them the life cycle of a seed. You can use the egg shells, halves, paper cups or the plastic ports to plant a seed in. Help your child with filling the cup with soil. Make your child understand how soil gives food that plant needs in order to grow. Help the child plant seeds in her cup and choose the seeds that easily grow soon come out in the form of a healthy plant, like sunflower and lettuce. Keep the plant in your kitchen window or in your child’s room window where it can have the sunlight too. Water the plants whenever your feel necessary. Keep on showing the plant to your child as it grows. Make your child understand that leaves always reach out to have the sunshine and that is exactly how the seed knows which way...

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Learning how to manage money at three years old

The money that kids usually receive from their relatives for various reasons , like for birth day and Christmas are spend in a very simple fashion. Kids go to the market and get themselves a nice toy. Well that is quite obvious; money is something to be exchanges for goods and services. Kids can go on buying toys as many times as they want, so it parents who have to guide their child how to save and spend money for the right things. The same thing happens to my child, he keeps on buying toys over ands over again....

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What should my child know prior fifth grade

In math, the students will work with fractions, decimals, negative numbers and very large numbers. At this stage your child must focus on multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers. While you are preparing your child for fifth grade, remember to make him understand about the complex issues in society. Summer holidays are the best time for you to teach your child activities that can help him in character building and personality development. Reading Skills: In order to prepare your child for the fifth class reading, make your child read various kids of text this summer. For instance if your child enjoyed reading a novel about baseball, encourage him to read about his favorite sports team in the sports section of the newspaper or on the internet. If your child enjoyed a nonfiction book about the revolutionary war, encourage him to try to read a historical novel set in that time period too. With this interest of leading different books, your child would learn a lot of things and also improve his reading skills. If you can not afford to buy books from the market, visit the library close to your home or ask the librarian of your child’s school to help provide you interesting books for your child. Math Skills: In order to make sure that your child is ready for the fifth-grade math, make your child solve problems that...

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What should my child know prior fourth grade

At this stage teachers say children experience a shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”. In the grade four students are expected to use reference books and internet to find the information they require for their daily home work. In the fourth grade, math and other subjects become more challenging and so will the homework. So it might take you an extra hour of your time daily to complete your homework. Fourth grade is also challenging because it prepares you for the middle school. Here in this article you would find a general guideline that would help you prepare your child for the grade four. The most important thing is to make sure that your child has full hold over all the things that were taught to him in grade three. The new grade is based on the knowledge of the previous year. So it’s important that your child knows what has been already taught to him in grade three. Fourth Grade Social Skills: By the time your child gets to grade four, he would be gravitating towards certain friends. Your child would begin to make more prominent friendship choices. He would also start becoming more responsible and would begin to work in mush organized manner. Skills that are required during the 4th Grade: In the grade four teaching takes place a quite faster pace; this can...

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What should my child know prior third grade

In the elementary school many new things are introduced to the child. Each new grade is based upon the knowledge of the previous grade. So the students need to prepare themselves for more difficult learning in the middle and high school. There are many things that a child needs to know by the time he gets to grade three, while he will learn many new things in that year of his school. ENGLISH: In the grade second, students are taught the basics of reading and writing. So by the time a student reaches to grade three, he must be able to read books and stories comprehensively. They must also be able to write in print. By the time a student gets to third grade, his language skills are improved. There vocabulary starts to expand; they learn the ability to reason, hold conversation and debate on several subjects.By the time a student gets to third grade, he must know how to use dictionary to look up the meanings of difficult words. MATHS: In the grade second, math’s lessons are kept quite simple so that the students can get enough time to use the numbers. Therefore it is necessary that students entering in grade third know addition and subtraction of single and double digit numbers. It would be a plus point if student knows multiplication too. In the third grade, students...

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