All posts in "Elementary"

The 5 Best Books to Get Kids Excited about Kindergarten

By Rebecca / August 8, 2017

Kindergarten has been an integral part of the U.S. elementary education system since its inception in 1837. Conceptualized by the educational philosopher, Friedrich Froebel, kindergarten became a locale in which children were recognized for their distinct individual needs and intellectual capacities.Froebel was able to decisively determine through his exhaustive research that adolescent brain development grew […]

The Best Graphic Novels for Early Readers

By sara / February 14, 2017

Why Graphic Novels?  Graphic novels have long been beloved by teen and adult readers the world over. From Japanese manga to well-known American comics, this literary format has millions of fans and its popularity has only continued to grow. Academic libraries report that graphic novels are among their most-requested materials, and in 2015 the sale […]

The Best Travel Books for Kids

By sara / January 31, 2017

One of the best ways for teaching kids about the world is through reading. According to an article from Children First Foundation USA, children get higher grades and a boost in their confidence when they travel. Reading about different countries may stir their interest in visiting someday. There are several excellent books for grades K-3 […]

The 15 Best Ideas to Increase Fluency for Young Readers

By sara / January 30, 2017

​Is Your Grade School Student or Child Struggling with Reading? Don’t Miss These 15 Top Ideas for Increasing Reading Fluency TodayTeachers managing classrooms from toddler age to third grade often are focused on making sure their students are reading a grade reading level. That’s because, as the U.S. Department of Education has noted two out of […]

The 10 Best Fantasy Book Series for Young Readers

By sara / January 5, 2017

According to the National Education Association children who are read to at home have a higher success rate at school. Reading extensively also increases a child’s vocabulary. Children’s fantasy series’ allow readers to be transported to other worlds and escape the predictability of everyday life. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the best fantasy books […]

The Best Early Childhood Education Conferences of 2017

By sara / December 21, 2016

Previous List: 2016 Best Conferences Education is the key to further advancing the modern world. Therefore it is essential to properly educate today’s young children and youth. Attending education conferences can be an effective way of doing so, as interaction with other learning professionals helps educators to better their classrooms. Attending the presentations and lectures […]

The Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

By sara / April 22, 2015

For first-time parents, it can be difficult to know when our children are ready to begin Kindergarten. They have been with us for their whole lives. They’ve adapted to us and us to them. Some parents are apprehensive. They worry their child will not cope well, or be misunderstood. Others are overconfident, and forget to […]

10 Best Apps to help your Child with Common Core Standards

By sara / July 21, 2014

As the nation is undergoing one of the biggest educational shifts in history, the Common Core Standards have been weighing heavily on the minds of educators and administrators across the United States. Luckily, the digital revolution has created a number of technological resources that have been designed to help schools find new ways to adapt […]