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Why are Arts in Education So Important for Children?

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The fine arts in education have been cut over the years even though they bestow many benefits to children.

Over the past several years, as budgets in school districts have been tightened, usually the first areas to be cut are fine arts programs. Music, visual art, and theater programs have been gradually scaled back and cut from many schools around the country. And, yet, arts in education have been shown to be so important to the development of children and are complementary to learning in other subject areas. Here are some of the reasons why arts in education are so important. (more…)

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Effects of Learning a Second Language on Kids

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Learning a second language can open your child to new ideas and help them in their other subjects!

Today it seems more and more children are studying abroad and traveling around the world. The connectivity of the internet has also brought foreign ideas and cultures right to our fingertips. There may be no better way to prepare your child for living in a global society than by having them learn a second language. In addition, learning a second language confers many benefits to the developing brain, and may help your child achieve success in other subject areas. (more…)

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Let Music Unlock your Child’s Future

 

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How can your child benefit from the joy of music?

Music is a wonderful form of expression that will give your child a whole new world of skills to help them achieve their dreams. There are several options that your child could engage with from singing to playing an instrument. Today we’re going to be talking about the things that make music such a valuable addition to your kid’s development. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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A Healthy Body Leads to a Healthy Mind

 

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Fitness can be fun!

Making sure that your child is learning good habits is one of the challenges of being a parent.  It can be hard to ensure that your child is staying active, but if you lay a strong foundation, then they are sure to carry their fitness into their adult life. Today we’re going to be talking about how you can help your kid learn to love fitness. Ready to get going? Let’s do this! (more…)

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Can Video Games Help Your Child Learn?

 

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How can video games help your child to learn and grow?

Video games have been demonized for a long time for a wide variety of reasons. However, before you write them off entirely, you may want to consider the video games actually have a few ways of benefiting your child’s development and skill sets. Would you like to learn more about how? Let’s take a look together. (more…)

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Play Cooperative Games With Your Kids!

 

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How can cooperative games help your child learn and grow?

Piles of homework, stacks of flashcards, and endless mountains of books surround you and your child during the school year. How can you work your way out from the mountain of academic work your budding student is expected to master and end up with a well-developed child? Playing cooperative games with your kids is a great way to teach social and sharing skills that can’t be taught on a worksheet or in a book. Here are some fun cooperative games to try out around your house! (more…)

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Encouraging Your Child’s Dreams     

 

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How can you help your child achieve their dreams?

Do you remember the dreams you had when you were a kid? Maybe you wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. Maybe you wanted to be a famous actor or even the president. Ask yourself if the adults in your life worked hard to encourage you and then assess whether or not those dreams were realized. Your child, no doubt, has dreams. You can give your child the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality and here is why you should do it. (more…)

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Cultivating Engagement in Kids

 

Cultivating engagement is more valuable than you think.

Cultivating engagement is more valuable than you think.

We’ve talked a lot about how beneficial people and leadership development is for your child’s future. Today we are going to touch on the benefits of cultivating engagement. Engagement is not only measured in the amount of focus a child has, but their ability to respond to a stimulus as well. With focus and response together, you create a sense of engagement. Cultivating that skill is going to be invaluable in the long run.

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Why Are People Skills Going to Change Your Kid’s Life?

 

Don't let your kid get left behind! People skills will help them soar!

Don’t let your kid get left behind! People skills will help them soar!

People are the stuff that keeps the world moving. They are the obstacles in the way of our dreams, they are the helping hands that catapult us to our next goal, and they are pretty much the one thing that makes life what it is. When your child moves into the workforce, it is important to note that they will be spending a lot of time among people. Today we’re going to be talking about how developing people skills is going to change your kid’s life. Are you ready to dive in? Let’s go! (more…)

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Who is Dale Carnegie and How Can He Help Your Child?

 

How can Dale Carnegie's work help your child achieve success?

How can Dale Carnegie’s work help your child achieve success?

When it comes to developing the leaders of tomorrow, no one knows how to grow quite like Dale Carnegie. Using the techniques that this man created, we pass on the leadership skills that your child can use to become the best version of themselves. But who is Dale Carnegie exactly? That is what we will be talking about in today’s blog. Are you interested in learning more about this amazing man? Let’s get started. (more…)

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