For most children, there is a lot to fit into each day: school, homework, sports and other activities, and dinner. If you’ve resisted giving your child additional work to do around the house, you might reconsider. Chores are proven to help children build skills that are valuable in school. Need more convincing? Here are five advantages of having your child do chores:
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.
It's holiday break, and if you are in need of a few ideas to help keep your child entertained and learning these next few weeks, Huntington Learning Center has several suggestions. "Your child deserves a reprieve from school work, but there are many things you can do as a family that will keep your student engaged," says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. Huntington offers the following winter break learning activities for inspiration.
How specialized tutoring can help prepare students for success when planning to take the ACT college readiness assessment.
SAT Scores are a critical component of any college application. The tips found here gives students insight into how the exam is scored and can help improve their scores.
When it comes to learning, no two children process information exactly the same. Like adults, children have their own learning preferences and styles and it can take a little trial and error to determine exactly how they learn effectively and retain information. Eileen Huntington, Co-founder and CEO of Huntington Learning Center says that while knowing a child’s preferred learning style or styles is valuable information, parents should still help their children improve their lesser-refined styles too. “Not every classroom or subject will fit a child’s tendencies, so even though it is natural for children to gravitate toward certain subjects because the typical class activity fits their learning style best, they shouldn’t just ignore subjects that are a bit more out of their comfort zone.” How can you help your child strengthen any weaker learning styles? Here are a few tips:
No matter what age your child is, communication is an essential skill. It helps children confirm their understanding of what they are supposed to learn in the classroom, collaborate effectively with other students and people, advocate for themselves, and of course, create clear, effective written work. How can you help your child strengthen those verbal and nonverbal communication skills? Here are several tips:
Planning & organization are learning skills that students can implement in order to succeed & reach their potential, learn more about other skills here.
Subject tutoring and test preparation are just a few of the tutor services offered by Huntington Learning Center that prepare students for the school year.
Fall is fast approaching and with it comes a new school year for your child.