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Chess for Success
Monday, March 28, 2011

Research has shown that kids that play chess have higher math scores and increased verbal intelligence/cognition. Learn how to start a chess club at your school and get kids and parents involved.

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Sound Prints
Thursday, April 22, 2010

SoundPrints.com offers a wide variety of books and audio books for kids 12 months and up.  The company partners with organizations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation to create accurate educational books, audiobooks, and accessories.

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Tips for Parents: Taking a Year Off
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Learn how taking a "gap year" can help some students find purpose in their studies and broaden their world view.

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Video: Thinking Skills
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop important critical thinking skills.

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Video: Motivation and Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Video: Learning Styles
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Encourage your child's unique learning style.

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Video: Global and Analytic Learners
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Is your child a global or analytic learner?  Why it's important to know.

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Tips for Parents: Improving Memory
Monday, March 31, 2008

Methods and tricks for improving memory.

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Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Improves learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor.”  With publications and resources for educators, parents, policy makers, and the public.

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Memory Building Games
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Free memory-improving games for kids. 

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MegaSkills Online Education Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From Houghton Mifflin, featuring articles in .pdf format such as “How Much Homework is too Much?” and “MegaSkills for Hispanic Parents and Children.”  Check out the minibooks and videos, and kids can enjoy the early childhood activities.

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Kids.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Find links to government and other kids' sites -- grouped by age and subject:  math, money, science, computers, art, careers and more.

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Improving Memory
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Strategies for improving your child’s memory.  Includes a 10 question quiz to help you learn what type of learning style works best for your child. 

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Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Teaching and Learning resources from federal agencies.  With science experiments, activities, and visualizations, simulations of key math concepts, online challenges for students, activities for families, language arts resources, and themed history activities.

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Federal Citizen Information Center
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Funded by the US General Services Administration, this site offers free publications on everything from “How to Maintain Your Tires” to “Caring for a Loved One.”. A huge, comprehensive resource for free publications.  Try searching for “school,”  “math,”  “homework,”  “pediatrician” or any other applicable topic.

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Born Learning
Monday, March 03, 2008

“Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that help parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.”  Also available in Spanish.

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Bay Mills Community College Head Start Resources
Monday, March 03, 2008

With a huge Head Start library featuring National Bulletins, training materials, training guides, support materials, reports, videotape companion guides, and other publications.

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Tips for Parents: Motivation and Learning
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Tips for Parents: Learning Styles
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Discover your child's learning style and why it's important.

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