construction sets boys – Is this a STEM Building Sets the right toy for your child?

62 Piece Magformers Standard Set Price: $77.49 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.8 out of 10 Why are Megformers such a great toy? Magformers are a STEM toy similar to the Quibits Mega Building Set.  STEM toys develop understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which is the current push in education today.  By …

Help with Math Fractions – Video Tutorials that Make Sense.

Subtracting Fractions Fractions are one of the most difficult concepts for children to understand.  When children are only taught the algorithm, they become lost.  In order to form a deeper understanding of fractions, children need to illustrate what is happening with these parts of a whole.  In this third Video-Post, I will demonstrate how to …

Best Science Kit for Kids – Is a STEM Building Set the right toy for your child?

84 Piece Qubits Mega Building Sets  Price: $119.77 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Made in America  Why is the Qubits Mega Building Sets such a great toy? The Qubits Mega Building Sets is a STEM toy.  It develops understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which is the current …

Adding Fractions with Like Denominators – with video tutorials that make sense!

Adding Fractions with Common (like) Denominators! Fractions are abstract and difficult to understand. That’s why I always have children illustrate their fractions. Children often have a very hard time understanding what in the world is happening with fractions.  In this second Video-Post, I will demonstrate how to add fractions with common denominators.  This may seem …

Easy way to understand fractions – with video tutorials that make sense.

Why I Wrote This Post I want to help parents and their children work together to understand Fractions.  I have created a set of seven Video-Posts that will take parents and their children through a step-by-step process that gives them a concrete understanding of fractions.  By using these posts and doing the activities with your …

Cosmo Robot Sale – A Very Cool STEM Toy

Cozmo Robot Price: $179.99 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Why is the Cozmo Robot is incredible? Personality – Personality & Personality.  Cozmo is a little fella with a huge personality and a mind of his own.  He’s a robot that reminds many of the Disney character named Wall-E.  Cozmo …

How to Increase Reading Comprehension – ChickenSpike, a Learning Novel-Excerpt

Why I Wrote This Post I wrote this post to help parents – help their children – develop their reading comprehension.  The simple steps I show you in this post can be done with any novel.  Over a relatively short period of time, these simple steps will dramatically increase your child’s reading comprehension. ChickenSpike is …

Magna Tiles Sale – A Great Way to Develop Math Skills!

Product: Magna Tiles Price: beginning at $49.99 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Size Selection: 32 piece = $49.99 48 piece = $70.12 100 piece = $119.99 Why are Magna Tiles so great? In today’s society, children are inundated with – in the words of the great Winnie the Pooh, …

Math Order Operation – A simple trick!

When children are learning any new concept, it’s a great idea to have them use something called Total Physical Response (TRP).  If you simply tell a child how to do a math problem, the likelihood of them fully understanding that concept is slim.  They will need to drill and drill for weeks and maybe even …

How to help my child with Anxiety – 2 Great Remedies

Recently I decided to research a remedy for anxiety.  I have a student who is struggling with insomnia, due to his anxiety.  Prior to this research, I had never even heard of a weighted blanket.  What I discovered was quite enlightening. Some Interesting Facts: 18% of our population suffers with some form of anxiety. Another …