5 Top Tips to Conquer Homework Battles

Your family, like many, probably has a busy schedule on many late afternoons that includes getting your child to extracurriculars before finally returning home to get dinner on the table. On those hectic days, you hope your child will heed your reminders to make good use of their time, getting their homework done before dance or ball practice.

As you clean the kitchen after dinner, you ask, “Did you get your homework done and packed away?”

You cross your fingers that your child will proudly unzip their backpack to show you their binder containing neatly completed assignments. But, instead, you hear a groan and a mutter: “I forgot to do it.” Read more

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Add Learning Fun with These Best Math Apps

You know your child needs extra practice with math, but getting them to do an extra worksheet with you isn’t a thought that excites either of you. We have good news! Getting in extra math time for skills practice is not as hard as you may think when you incorporate technology that’s at your fingertips. Best in Class Education has put together a list of the best math apps to make working on this subject easier for both of you. Read more

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How to Foster Independence in Your Child

As we prepare to embark on a new school year, it’s essential to consider not only developing reading, writing, and math skills but also fostering a child’s independence skills. Independent children approach the world with a confident mindset. They demonstrate resilience, responsibility, and the view of themselves as active agents who can change their outcomes.

Does this sound familiar?

“Grab your backpack.”

“Where’s your lunchbox?”

“Did you get your homework folder?” Read more

How to Foster Independence in Your Child

5 Ways to Fall into Focus with Family Routines

As we all know, summer comes and goes too quickly. The pool days and evening cookouts of summer are giving way to the time when American children head back to school. Although it’s natural for children to want summer break to linger longer, having family routines in place will help them successfully move into the fresh fall season.

Just like adults, children thrive on predictability to feel secure and confident. Familiarity with the flow of a typical day helps them feel in control of their environment. Strong family routines are also linked to better social development and academic outcomes. Read more

5 Ways to Fall into Focus with Family Routines

How to Help your Child Overcome the Academic Summer Slide

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made in the previous school year. During the summer, the more rigid routines of the school year melt into later bedtimes and play-filled days. As kids enjoy a well-earned break from school days and homework, getting out of practice with academics can put many children at a disadvantage starting the following school year. It’s about balance. We don’t want to pack children’s summer days with workbooks, but we want to keep their academic skills sharp. There are ways to prevent the summer slide while offering your children plenty of time for the joys of summer. We’ll share tips to create flexible learning opportunities that will benefit them when the school bell sounds again!

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How to Help your Child Overcome the Academic Summer Slide

7 Fun Math Practice Ideas for Summer Vacation

The last backpack has been unpacked, and homework is done for a couple more months. Summer break is finally here, and kids all across the US are looking forward to the long days of playing outside, splashing in the pool, and staying up a little later than usual. In addition, many families are preparing to take annual road trips or take to the skies for far-away adventures. We all need vacations, adults, and children; however, you may be pondering the right balance of play and practice to keep your child’s academics on point for the fall. Best in Class Education Center wants to remind parents that there are simple ways you can let your child experience all the summer fun while finding natural opportunities to embed learning. Therefore, we’ve created a list of seven fun math practice ideas sure to keep children’s faces smiling and minds sharp.

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7 Fun Math Practice Ideas for Summer Vacation

Math and Language Arts: Understanding Connections Between the Core Subjects

It’s no secret that academic success often comes down to two essential skills: mathematics and language arts (English). After all, these are the two areas of study that are most heavily tested in school, and they intersect another core subject, science. However, many people have not considered the strong relationship between mathematics and language skills.

This relationship makes sense when you think about it. After all, both mathematics and language require logical thinking and careful attention to detail. They also both involve memorization, rote learning, and the ability to see patterns and make connections. In other words, if you’re good at one, you’re more likely to be good at the other. Read more

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Summer Learning Programs: How and Why Parents Should Enroll Their Children

Summer vacation is a time for children to relax and enjoy themselves, right? Well, yes, but many experts believe that it’s essential for children to continue learning during the summer months. Education research shows that students who don’t participate in summer learning programs can lose academic progress. This loss is often referred to as the “summer slide.”

Quality summer learning programs provide kids with mind-expanding opportunities and parents with the assurance of entering the next school year ready. These programs can help keep your child engaged, working on their academic skills in a setting that isn’t school and offering plenty of fun and engagement.

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