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What to Do If You Think Your Child Is Color Blind

Little kids are learning so much in their earliest years. They’re learning to walk and talk and identify all sorts of things—people, animals, numbers, letters and colors. And it turns out that the way we use colors in English—typically prenominally, or before nouns—doesn’t help. We tend to say, “There’s a blue car,”… Read more…

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Help Your Kid Learn Sight Words With This Trick

Kindergarteners have a lot on their plate. They’re getting adept at recognizing letters and numbers, they’re counting in sequence, they’re learning how to sound out words and then they’re learning that many words in English can’t actually be “sounded out.” Words like “their,” “know,” “who” and “does” are among…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should You Opt Your Child Out of Homework?

Our kids have really long days. By sheer scheduling necessity, they’re often at school before we’re at work and they’re still there while we rush home to pick them up. Then they’ve got Girl Scouts or basketball practice or piano lessons. They’ve got to eat, they’ve got to get at least semi-clean before bed, they’ve…Read […]

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Use Minecraft to Teach Your Kids Pretty Much Anything

There’s a reason the New York Times calls them “The Minecraft Generation.” Today’s kids and teens have been raised on the game, cutting their teeth on survival mode and moving on to creating complex, multiplayer worlds within Minecraft. But Minecraft’s vast community (112 million people log on per month!) are doing…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Life Is Like for a Child With ADHD

Kids with ADHD can seem unfocused, indecisive, impulsive and undisciplined. But they’re actually experiencing and processing the world around us in a different way. Gaining a little insight into their perspective—and understanding that it’s not simply a matter of them needing to sit still and focus—can go a long way…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this […]

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The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this […]

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