Have you ever had to yell at your child to put down a controller? Are you worried that this gaming obsession has a negative effect on how your child does in the classroom? Have no fear; Zing has some answers for you in its educational video game series. Today, we’ll talk about math games. You never know – maybe one of these games will finally spark your child’s interest in math lessons!
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Both kids and adults enjoy playing video games. But which ones are both entertaining and best at improving your child’s skills and knowledge? Let’s look at games that help develop science skills, for elementary kids to high schoolers and beyond.
Schools might start to reconsider reducing or eliminating their creative programs as more and more studies are released with the premise that a strong presence of art during adolescence instills more positive values than just creativity. This study says that bringing kids on field trips to cultural institutions like art museums helps them build essential life skills and character traits, such as critical-thinking skills, increased historical empathy, higher levels of tolerance, and a greater taste for art and culture.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see kids engrossed in iPads, video games and phones; sports, dance or any other number of after-school activities all compete with screen time to fill a kid’s day. Add in homework, and kids are scheduled to the max. The urge for the family to unplug and spend time together seems to grow as everyone gets busier, but turning off the screen doesn’t have to mean the learning stops. Here are six fun, family-friendly activities that happen to include some learning on the side.
Charity and volunteer work are great ways to teach your children the importance of helping those around them who desperately need it. From clothing or food donations to committing your time to help around your community, there are many ways to get your child involved and thinking about helping others.
School’s back in session! There are four main kinds of schooling currently available to the majority of students—public, private and charter schools, or a homeschooling environment. The school that works best for your family ultimately depends on your situation and goals. Take a look at what sets these establishments apart from each other.
Parents play an integral role in maintaining their children’s positive emotions, and are important influences in helping to ease negative feelings. Here are some ways how you, the parent, can help ensure your child’s well-being during the first weeks of the school year.
Some people think the U.S. has a long way to go regarding our educational system. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not America was hitting the mark in our school systems, this is your lucky day!
Check out this infographic below. We compared pupil/teacher ratios for the United States and other countries near and far, investigated how many hours some students spend studying every year, and the high school graduation rates abroad.
Summer’s already almost over and it’s time to start thinking about school. Whether they’re transitioning from elementary to middle school or getting ready to start high school, there are some smart things you can do in these next few weeks to make you and your child better prepared for going back to school.
We’ve shown you the games that will push great financial habits, so check out these games that will teach math, history and things beyond being a smart spender.