Weekly music lessons increase IQ.
By Diba Mostadim and Candice Hakimfar
Learning an instrument is proven to help children excel beyond the basic ABCs whether one aspires to become the next famous musician or sings for fun in the shower.
Research has proven that learning a musical instrument enhances education and improves many skills that children use in other subjects. Making music is more than just using fingers or voice; it requires children to tap into multiple skill sets simultaneously. Research has shown that music is linked to language development, increased IQ, improved test scores, and confidence. (more…)
Tips on how to choose the right camp for your kids.
By Jill Levin
With the New Year, it’s time to ask yourself: What would you like your child to accomplish next summer?
Do you want your child to be independent, but find yourself afraid to lose control? Overnight summer camp may be the right answer! Besides having fun, children at summer camp learn to make decisions, resolve conflict and can try new things in a safe, contained environment. Summer is the perfect time for children to explore, play, learn or accomplish all three. Sleep away camp also allows our children to make new friends from different cities or states. Who can argue with building a network of friends at a young age? (more…)
Leana Greene, CEO of Kids in the House, talks about producing 8000 parenting videos.
Q: What is Kids in the House
A: Kids in the House is an educational parenting resource with 8,000 videos from 450 top experts from all over the country as well as parents who have dealt with specific issues who have hard earned wisdom to share. Our videos cover everything from pregnancy to getting into college.
Q: How long did it take you to create this website
A: We filmed for three years before launching the site in June, 2013. We built our own state-of-the-art TV production studio in Santa Monica. Many of the experts flew in from across the country to participate. (more…)
By Oram Miller
Do you wonder about hidden toxicities in your home? As a mom, you probably do. You know mold and new paint can be hazardous. You have even begun to hear that cell phones, smart meters and Wi-Fi might be a problem.
In fact there are many types of potentially harmful EMF exposures that exist in your home right now, and you will be surprised to learn just how little Americans know about this subject compared to other moms around the world. (more…)
By Nathalie Kunin
USE POSITIVE VISUALIZATION. Imagine yourself succeeding. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Visualize yourself taking a test or completing an assignment with feelings of confidence. Tell yourself: “I will do well” instead of “I hope I do well”. Smile and think to yourself: “I’ve got this.” You are relaxed and in control.
TAKE MINI-BREAKS. If you find yourself losing your focus or burning out, stop for a moment and stretch. Flex your arms and feet. Take a deep breath. Use this mini-break to help refocus your thoughts and get back to work. (more…)
Does your child need a traditional tutor or an educational therapist?
By Nathalie Kunin
Many parents ask us whether their child would benefit from educational therapy instead of traditional tutoring. Each child is unique and has different needs that are addressed by different types of tutors. Educational therapists are highly trained individuals who work with students of all ages who are having difficulty learning in the traditional manner. Educational therapists have specialized training that enables them to identify and treat learning disorders and differences that interfere with the learning process. They are able to diagnose and treat students by utilizing different teaching modalities in order to improve, correct or overcome these disabilities. (more…)
Tips on how to improve your child’s math scores.
By Angela John
School is starting and your child will be embarking on new learning adventures. Each year, as your child advances in math, the curriculum continues to build upon itself. Starting the school year with a solid math foundation is crucial to succeeding.
We believe that “mathing” year round with your kids is just as important as reading to them. Students should engage regularly in age appropriate math-related tasks to keep their computational skills and numerical fluency fresh and on point. Cooking (working with units of measure, ratio, and proportion), shopping (calculating percentages and making change) and playing math games are all acceptable activities. Get creative! (more…)
By Nicole Sadighpour
Parents can help their children start the school year on the right track by planning ahead, being realistic, and most importantly, by maintaining a positive attitude.
Review the materials sent by your child’s school as soon as it arrives. These packets include important information about your child’s teacher, room number, school supply requirements, sign ups for after-school sports and activities, school calendar dates, bus transportation, health and emergency forms, and volunteer opportunities.
By Farnaz Solomon
By Sharolyn Leithold
We all wonder “at what age should I teach my child to swim?” On the long list of things we must do for our kids “before they turn 5,” swimming is important. You may be surprised to find out that you can start water training your child as early as a few months old. They won’t be able to swim when they are so young because they don’t have the necessary motor skills, but there are many things we can do right now to prepare them for the swimming they will learn when they are a little older. (more…)
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