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Reading for kids: Audiobooks as language learning tools

It is not easy for educators to hear students say, “I don’t like to read” or “I think reading is boring”. But these statements are very common among students that are struggling with reading and language. Yet, there are some tools that can help. Many educators motivate them to read books at their interest level or get them involve in other reading activities. However, audiobooks are…

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The 4 stages of the lifecycle of ladybugs

Perhaps, children have seen these amazing creatures resting on leaves. Or, sometimes, children may see them flying around parks and gardens. Some children may even hold them in their hands. Ladybugs are spectacular wonders of nature. They like to feed on particular insects called aphids. Aphids can destroy plants. But ladybugs can eat about 5,000 of these pests and other insects. Ladybugs or Coccinella septempunctata…

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Science homework help: 7 best science project sites for kids

Science projects are probably the last thing on parent’s to-do list. And although the school year is just beginning for some students, many parents can find help at some online resources. Many of us might be wondering how to help our children with their science projects. Many of us may not even know where to begin. Of course, the online sites will provide a sea…

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Learning about insect facts and anatomy for kids

Nature explorers such as children can find the most amazing insects in their own backyards or other nature settings. But how can these nature explorers even identify insects? Insects are part of the invertebrate domain. Invertebrates are animals without backbone. Although insects have no backbone, they are a diverse species. Experts believe that insects occupied the Earth a long time ago, even in the Dinosaur…

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3 Spanish musical instruments for language learning

What could be more fun to learn Spanish for kids than with traditional Latin music? Songs and lyrics are fun ways to learn Spanish. In fact, Spanish musical instruments make great educational tools. Latin music has many instruments that can play different pitches and sounds. Yet, there are many Spanish-speaking countries that have developed their own types of musical instruments. Whether culture calls for Spanish…

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Learning about Spain: Facts, culture and language

Spain or España is considered la madre patria for many Spanish speakers. Some foreign exchange students, serious about learning Spanish, transfer to Spain as part of their learning process. To be completely immersed in the language is sometimes one of the best ways to learn about the language. Spain has become the most prevalent destination to learn Spanish, completely and fully. Could it be because Spain is…

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20 best Spanish foods in Latin America and Spain

If you’re fortunate enough to participate in a foreign exchange program to study Spanish abroad countries like Spain or any of the beautiful Latin American countries, you might be lucky enough to taste the diverse foods available. As a foreign exchange student, you not only study the native language but you also observe and adapt to the culture, especially the traditional cooking. Many countries in Latin America and Spain…

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Easy literacy skills: 7 tips to help parents of early readers

Promoting language skills is not an easy task for any parent. There is Suzy looking at the board book she was holding. Her mom is in the kitchen preparing dinner and the television is turned on. All Suzy is waiting to do, at 6 months old, is hold the board book full of pictures and put it in her mouth. Many busy parents may believe that children will eventually learn to read…

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How can parents help struggling readers with reading comprehension?

Engaging children in reading can be one of the most fun ways to encourage learning to read. When children start to learn to read, they begin to understand the many wonderful aspects of the world around them. But for struggling readers, that reality may seem a distant dream. Many students are left behind because parents don’t know where to begin to help their children. Or parents may…

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