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10 Ways to Jump Start Your School Year

Parent engagement is being positively involved and active in your child’s learning. Your attitudes, values and behaviours can positively influence your child’s education outcomes. – Students First

Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Go on to higher education
  • Have better social skills
  • Show improved behavior
  • Have better relationships with their parents
  • Have higher self-esteem

Educents has created a list of their most popular back-to-school deals. Here are 10 ways you can jump start your school year:


Movement & Mindfulness Curriculum

Help your children get their brain into gear as another school year begins and boost their learning and retention with movement and mindfulness.

Practice movement and mindfulness at home with your children with “Move with Me Action Adventures“.

The Movement & Mindfulness Curriculum  integrates stories, exercise & self-regulation to improve fitness, attention, early literacy, direction following, learning readiness, self-control, and responsible behavior. You can implement as is or integrate its variety of components and activities into your existing program!

View a sample of the Movement & Mindfulness Curriculum.

Lesson Plans support all intelligences, fulfill standards, and profoundly engage children.  Activities  are easy to implement and build physical fitness, teach health and self-regulation skills, and empower children manage their stress, understand their emotions, make thoughtful behavior choices, and be more resilient.

“The teachers and I are so excited about the results we are seeing using this curriculum.  Students are excited, attentive, and cooperative as well as already showing an understanding of how to apply the Adventure skills in the classroom.” – Sue Guertin, K-G1 teacher & OT, MA

Regular Price: $400
Now: $350

All Subjects

Whether you’re a homeschooler or a conventional schooling family, you can support your child’s learning at home with these comprehensive curriculum packages from Educents:

The Ultimate Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Digital Text Package

The Ultimate Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Digital Textbook Package contains 48 Digital Textbooks, providing both the Student and Teacher’s Edition of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Use for yearly curriculum, for gifted and talented, enrichment or to easily differentiate instruction.

Regular Price: $108
Now: $75.60

The Ultimate Middle School Digital Curriculum

The Ultimate Middle School Package provides you with 24 comprehensive Sixth through Eighth Grade Digital Textbooks in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies! Includes both the Student and Teacher’s Edition!

Regular Price: $59.99
Now: $35.00

See also:

  • Khan Academy – You can learn anything
  • BrainPop – animated educational program for kids covering various topics under Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English.


Math is everywhere in our lives. It also one of the fastest growing careers in the 21st century. Helping our children build a strong foundation in Math will set them up for a bright future.

Life of Fred Elementary Math

“At my wits end, I purchased this product hoping that it would engage my daughter in a way that other programs had not. I wanted her to see that math can be enjoyable and is used in so many interesting ways. We read Apples for the first time yesterday and this morning she begged me to “read the Math Story again! I want to do that!” I wished silently to myself that I had known about this wonderful book series sooner.” -Andrea M.

Regular Price: $159
Now: $138.50

Apple Addition Scavenger Hunt Freebie

Addition Apples Freebie - Educents

Here’s a fun way to get the kids excited about Math! Hide your Apple Addition cards around the room and let your little ones search fro them. When students find the apples, they can write the addition problem on their answer worksheet and do the math!

Regular Price: $3.00
Now: Free!

“A+ Math” Homeschool Family Math Program

The Family Math Packages is specially designed to cater to both individual’s and the entire family’s needs. This program is super flexible and allows the user to change grade levels (1st through 6th, Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1) as needed. It’s excellent for those needing to review previous grade levels or move ahead. A+ Interactive Math online is accessible from anywhere with high speed internet access.

Regular Price: $299.99
Now: $175.00!

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Like Math, Science is another fast growing career in the 21st century, but that’s not the only reason why we should try to get our children excited about science. Science offers numerous real-world benefits to children making it a vital subject every child should experience.

Science DVD Collection

Science DVDs will teach 2nd to 8th graders tough concepts in a really fun way! Kevin and his friends go on exciting trips to learn about human body systems, geology, life cycles, astronomy, and more! Meets the National Science Education Standards.

Classroom or Homeschool Science Kit – Get free shipping with code SHIP4FREE*

Bacteria Experiment for Kids - Educents

Science experiments require a lot of planning. Let the scientific FUN come to you with a year subscription to the award-winning Young Scientist Club! This subscription ships monthly, includes 36 topics, and is currently 25% OFF!

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Music offers so many benefits to child development that I believe it should be a compulsory part of every child’s education curriculum.

Complete 12 CD Maestro Classics Collection

Maestro Classics - Educents

This package includes 12 CDs with supplemental activity books for kids to learn about the stories behind the music. Stories include The Story of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter & the Wolf, and more!

Musical Math Facts Math & Music - Educents Blog

Musical Math Facts 1 makes memorizing the 100 Addition Facts and the related 100 Subtraction Facts easy and fun! No more drill and kill flash cards. Students sing their way to mastery and success!

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Shop the Labor Day Sale on Educents! This weekend, Educents is all about FREE! You can download all of their freebies, and you can get free shipping on any order! Use code SHIP4FREE* at checkout.*Free Shipping Coupon Code valid through September 7th at 11:59 PM PST.

Educents Labor Day Sale 2015

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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