Author: Becky Adams

Learning English for Kids: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Child English

A baby’s first words are often a milestone in any parent’s life, but did you know that young children understand language months before they are able to speak? English learning for kids, or any language for that matter, should focus more on language comprehension rather than production. In other words, in these formative years learning […]






5 Best Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

If you dread family game night, you’re playing the wrong games. Educational board games are so much more than the classics we played as kids (Chutes and Ladders, anyone?).  Instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle […]






5 Ways Gifted Children Can Benefit from an Enrichment Academy

Gifted children need special attention. Schools often don’t have the resources to provide special attention for gifted students, however. This is because schools typically focus on the regular classrooms and students who are behind first rather than gifted students. Gifted education is something special that school districts provide, and parents of gifted students may sometimes […]






Should Students Have Homework over Winter Break?

For many families, winter break is a time to relax, have fun, and spend some quality time together. Both parents and children relish in the break they have outside of their academic and professional lives. However, sometimes during the winter break, children are left with too much free time, and parents want their children to […]






Ask the Experts: Is My Child Gifted? 5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Child Needs a Challenge

Gifted students are often difficult to identify. A child may be gifted, but may not display his talents because he’s not interested in school. A child may be gifted, but he may be too shy to showcase his talents. A child may be gifted, but may not respond to the learning environment his teacher has […]






What Are the Differences Between Standardized Tests Given In Schools

Standardized testing can be hard to navigate as a parent. Every state has their own approach to standardized tests in schools, but the purpose of these tests are the same. They aim to help the teachers, principals, districts, and state education department by evaluating the school district the individual school a child’s academic strengths and […]






Common Core Myths and Facts

The Common Core State Standards often receive negative attention from news outlets, politicians, and parents. Often, this negative attention stems from assumptions about the Common Core Standards that are simply not true. I explained what the Common Core Math and ELA Standards were in a previous post. Many opponents worry that their children’s math and […]






Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Starting kindergarten will be one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life—it will also be one of the biggest milestones in your parenting life. Kissing your child goodbye on that first day of kindergarten will not only be a day filled with tears, but also filled with high expectations for the future. Every parent […]