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5 Ways To Build Strong Study Habits At An Early Age

Mar. 23, 2018

It's no secret that good study habits are an integral component to academic success. Understanding effective study habits, ways to stay organized, and strategies for prioritizing work will help students lay a strong foundation for ongoing learning. These crucial skills should be developed at a young age, as early as the toddler years, instead of waiting until high school when the coursework is quite difficult. Young minds are like sponges and seek out things to learn and new activities to explore. Working with your child from a young age to build good study skills will pay off exponentially in future years.

Teaching Kids Leadership

Mar. 06, 2018

Most parents recognize the importance of time management, strong communication, good listening and other study skills, but what about leadership? “Your child doesn’t have to aspire to be the next president of the United States to benefit from the lessons of leadership,” says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. “Activities and programs that instill leadership help teach children about perseverance, conflict resolution, building one’s character, goal setting and more.”  Huntington offers parents these tips to help their child develop leadership skills:

 

FIVE SIGNS YOUR CHILD NEEDS TUTORING

Mar. 05, 2018

It’s easy to tell that a child needs tutoring when he or she continues to receive one poor report card after the next, but there are a number of other less obvious signs that parents shouldn’t ignore. Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that parents can look for clues in a number of places. “Stressful study sessions and bad grades are the tangible evidence of a child’s school struggles, but there are several other indicators to watch for,” says Huntington. “The sooner you recognize school problems, the faster you can help your child overcome any issues and boost his or her confidence.”

How Parents Can Work on Reading Comprehension with their Child

Feb. 08, 2018

Have you noticed that your child is capable of reading, but has trouble recalling what he or she reads, even immediately thereafter? “A few of the basics of good reading are strong decoding ability, recognition of high-frequency and irregular words, and good comprehension,” says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. “Without these building blocks, a child will never achieve reading fluency and will likely always struggle with reading.” Luckily, Huntington says there are a number of things parents can do to help their children better comprehend what they read. Here are several tips:

HELP YOUR CHILD BUILD A WINNING WAY WITH WORDS

Jan. 15, 2018

Solid reading skills are vital for success on many of the tests your child will take between Kindergarten and high school graduation - including the SAT and ACT. Students therefore need to possess a strong vocabulary and be confident in their ability to discern the meanings of many words. Here are some tips for building word power:

How Does Your Child Learn Best?

Jan. 14, 2018

It doesn't take an education professional to know that when it comes to learning, each person is unique.

Get Involved With Your Child’s Education This School Year

Jan. 10, 2018

Researchers and education professionals continue to find that a family’s involvement in their child’s education is not just beneficial, but essential. Parental involvement is closely tied to student achievement, high motivation , self-esteem and more. But how exactly should you get involved, and how much? Are certain activities more beneficial than others? Here are several suggestions on how you can get involved with your child’s education this school year—and make the most of those efforts.

Helping Your Young Reader Succeed with a Reading Tutor

Jan. 04, 2018

We know reading is important, but exactly why should parents be quick to address reading issues the moment they are identified?

GET YOUR CHILD ON TRACK FOR READING SUCCESS

Dec. 27, 2017

Is your child struggling to develop basic reading skills? If so, you're not alone. By the latest estimates, as many as 40 percent of the nation's 4th graders aren't reading at grade level.

Six Questions to Ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Nov. 15, 2017

It’s time for your first official sit-down of the school year with your child’s teacher. While it’s perfectly fine to go into the parent-teacher conference without a lot of advance preparation, you can make the very most of this discussion by thinking through what you’d like to talk about ahead of time. The parent-teacher conference, after all, is arguably one of the most essential tools you have to guide your child in school. Be sure you collect as much information as possible in order to support your child’s success.

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