NEW! Life of Fred Language Arts Books

The Life of Fred is a fictional narrative that introduces students to essential concepts in a fun and easy way. A hit with the kids, Life of Fred now offers a new Language Arts Series that covers concepts on spelling, grammar, punctuation and more… Best suited for middle school and high school students, these books can be re-read once every yearContinue reading “NEW! Life of Fred Language Arts Books”

Getting the Most Out of Your Brain Training

There are many ways to sharpen the brain and keep it finely honed – methods that have consistently proven time again through research to be effective. But let’s face it… in the rapid pace of life that we live in, it can be difficult to fit one or two of these activities in. Given the limited commodityContinue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Brain Training”

Learning with Signing Time – Tree Schoolers

Introduce your preschooler to the world around them with… About TreeSchoolers? Rachel & the TreeSchoolers incorporates the best elements of Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street to deliver a well-rounded preschool curriculum for ages 2-6. This new series: is based on a comprehensive educational framework developed by Emily Swan, Ph.D. uses whole body learning thatContinue reading “Learning with Signing Time – Tree Schoolers”

Teach Your Child to Vietnamese with Little Reader’s Vietnamese Curriculum!

Bilingualism helps us resists distraction in a world full of it. Now, more than ever, we need to help our children train their brains to stay on task and learning a second language can help. But what happens if you’re a monolingual parent? BrillKids helps parents introduce a variety of second languages to their children, and now they’veContinue reading “Teach Your Child to Vietnamese with Little Reader’s Vietnamese Curriculum!”

Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is an online educational portal that utilises video games to approach learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills (see: Gamification in Education). By blending video game features into instructional research, Arcademic increases time-on-task and engagement in order to achieve a high rate of student learning. Arcademic offers a large selection free games that youContinue reading “Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders”

Books: Expanding Your Child’s Reading Vocabulary

According to Grolier, for a child to be able to pick up any book and read it entirely on his own, he needs to have a reading vocabulary of about 5000 words. One might argue that if a child has a strong foundation in phonics, he can read just about any word. However, being able to decodeContinue reading “Books: Expanding Your Child’s Reading Vocabulary”

BrillKids Little Reader iAccess

If you already have a licensed Little Reader on your computer, you can get Little Reader iAccess and download your reading curriculum on your iOS or Android device. With iAccess, you will be able to download your curriculum content in the ‘Download Lessons’ section of Little Reader Touch (please check the system requirements). Now you canContinue reading “BrillKids Little Reader iAccess”

Teach Your Child to Read Arabic with Little Reader’s Arabic Curriculum!

Introducing BrillKid’s Little Reader Arabic Curriculum! Little Reader is now available in Arabic! The new Arabic Curriculum pack for Little Reader is available at the all BrillKids Online Shops! This curriculum pack will help you teach your young child how to recognize thousands of Arabic words, understand their meaning, and finally learn to speak Arabic! The Arabic curriculumContinue reading “Teach Your Child to Read Arabic with Little Reader’s Arabic Curriculum!”

Sign Language Resources: Free Online Signing Time Class with Rachel Coleman

Two Little Hands are offering parents a free online Signing Time class with Rachel Coleman! With each self-paced lesson, families can: learn signs with Rachel Coleman watch Signing Time video clips download free songs and printables get exclusive coupons Why Should We Teach Children Sign Language? More rapid development of language skills compared to children who do not learn toContinue reading “Sign Language Resources: Free Online Signing Time Class with Rachel Coleman”

If Gesturing Helps Children Retain What They Learn, Can Learning to Sign Also Help?

Movement helps to boost children’s learning – it is a theory called “Embodied Cognition” where the link between the brain and the body can help children to gain a deeper understanding of the material they are learning. In “How Acting Out in School Boosts Learning“, the article cited a study that shows how gesturing can help childrenContinue reading “If Gesturing Helps Children Retain What They Learn, Can Learning to Sign Also Help?”

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