Parenting Grade-School Aged Kids
Are you the parent or guardian of a child in Pre-K through Grades 5? Are you looking for tips and advice from other parents, as well as from educators that can help guide you through these oh-so-important early educational years? Then you will love Bright Hub Education's compilation of articles and opinions on how you can help your grade-schooler academically excel.
You'll discover fun and educational ways you can enhance your child's learning. You'll also find advice on how to calm those first day jitters and what to do about separation anxiety. We also have tips and readiness checklists to help decide if your child is ready to enter a specific grade. And, there's expert advice on what you should do when your young student is struggling, how to handle bullying, how to best communicate with the teacher and the school, and what you should, and should not do, if you are concerned your child may have an undiagnosed learning disability.
But most of all, we hope the information we provide will help you and your child make the most of the grade school years with information you can trust from experienced teachers and parents.
- Helping Your Child with Standardized Tests
The time has come for your child to be tested on all the information they have learned and studied throughout the year. Is your child anxious (or are you)? Read four tips on making it through testing season.
- How to Teach Reading by Creating and Using Custom Digital Flash Cards
My five-year-old has no problem adapting to new technology. You can teach your child to recognize words with digital flash cards. Learn how to make your own here.
- Practical ways to get Involved in School and Increase Student Achievement
The research is saturated with the data that points out when parents are involved in schools; gains in student achievement are evident. So you know that parental involvement works. What you may not know, or maybe you just need a small reminder of what effective parental involvement practices are.
- The Parent’s Guide to Common Core State Standards in Elementary School
The Common Core State Standards are now implemented in nearly every state in the country. What does this mean for your child, and what can you do to help them succeed? Learn more about what it means to become a 21st Century Learner, and how CCSS is accomplishing that.
- Should your Child Begin Kindergarten this Year or Wait a Year?
The decision of when to have your child begin kindergarten has lasting repercussions, as your child will likely move directly from kindergarten to first grade, and so on all the way through high school. Take your time and assess your child's readiness before making the decision.
- The Ongoing Homework Debate: Will We Ever Get it Right?
The battle over homework is an age-old one, although it seems the pressure on our children is increasing all the time. Think you and your child are the only one that get stressed about being given too much homework? Not a bit of it! It's a problem on a global scale.
- How to Multiply and Divide: A Guide
So math isn't your strong suit? Don't stress! Here you'll find all the help you need in learning to multiply and divide, as well as plenty of math practice.
- Help Your Child Build Math Skills
Children develop their mathematical knowledge and understanding over time, through meaningful and connected learning experiences. Read on to learn more about how you can help your child improve math skills.
- Reading Homework Help for the Elementary Grades
Reading is an essential life skill, but kids don't always want to practice it. There are ways that parents and teachers can help kids learn to read — and show them that reading is fun — to set them up for a lifetime of learning success.