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Tips for children to learn piano

Tips for children to learn piano

At some stage, you will need to start thinking about purchasing an instrument. You can purchase a good or even the best piano for kids for a very reasonable cost these days. Playing the piano will be ideal for your c ...
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1st Grade Math Games To Help Develop Number Sense

1st Grade Math Games To Help Develop Number Sense

Generally, though, if first graders are playing against each other, the game moves relatively slowly and is manageable. It helps in early stages for an adult to coach kids along as they are learning this game: "Does anyone have a 9 or a 7? Who has a 10 ...
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An Overview Of Physical Development in Six and Seven Year Olds

An Overview Of Physical Development in Six and Seven Year Olds

When the tooth wants to come out, let it happen naturally. Even though your six year old is a big kid now, she will still have accidents from time to time, and bed wetting may continue to be a problem for some 6 and 7 year olds (or ...
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Counting Activities for First Grade

Counting Activities for First Grade

Their linking cube trains can be made with whatever colors they want, but they need to put a black cube on the 10's--10, 20, 30, 40 or 50. Extend the activity by having kids tell each other numbers to make, and marking the 10s place with the black ...
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Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

In first grade, kids will count using all coins, and will use skip counting and adding on to count money instead of counting each cent individually. They will count and compare larger quantities and learn to use the least number of coins. In second grade, children will count ...
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Cool Subtraction Facts

Cool Subtraction Facts

They will be expected to memorize the facts up to 20 so they know them fluently. Near the end of the year, kids will work with larger numbers and learn how to regroup (many of us called this skill "borrowing" when we were kids). In second grade, kids ...
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Discover These Fun Activities for Kids Learning

Discover These Fun Activities for Kids Learning

Ex: bread: Why is the crust darker than the middle? Why is toast harder than bread? What do people put on bread? How could you make a sandwich if you didn't have bread? Super Quick Number Sense Activities Fun Counting Activities for Kids Number sense is at the heart of ...
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Counting to 100 - The First Essential Steps in Math

Counting to 100 – The First Essential Steps in Math

Their linking cube trains can be made with whatever colors they want, but they need to put a black cube on the 10's--10, 20, 30, 40 or 50. Extend the activity by having kids tell each other numbers to make, and marking the 10s place with the black ...
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Using Math Counters To Help Learning

Using Math Counters To Help Learning

Count the white ones, then figure out how many red counters are in your pile. place value counters Practicing Place Value: Count, add or subtract large numbers with place value counters. Comparing Numbers: Which is bigger: 12 or 21? Use counters to figure it out. Base Ten ...
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Number Sense For Kids And Understanding How Numbers Work

Number Sense For Kids And Understanding How Numbers Work

More specifically, kids need to develop solid skills in counting to 100, understand odd and even numbers, be able to compare numbers to see which is greater or smaller, estimate quantities, and develop place value skills. Putting the Math in Context In kindergarten, children Read More
Odd and Even Numbers Leapfrogging Over Your Neighbor

Odd and Even Numbers Leapfrogging Over Your Neighbor

They will work with small quantities (no more than 20) which can be easily manipulated with counters. In second grade, this area will become more difficult, as children will be expected to identify even and odd based on written numbers up to 100 or higher. Why It's Important It doesn't ...
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Activities for Learning Even and Odd Numbers

Activities for Learning Even and Odd Numbers

2-4-6-8, who do we appreciate? 2-4, 6-8-10, even numbers, say it again! 1-3-5-7, Can odd numbers go to heaven? 1-3-5, 7 and 9, Yes they do! Now get in line. Hundreds Chart: Hundreds charts are great for all kinds of number sense activities. For this activity, give each ...
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Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal Learning to Compare Numbers

Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal Learning to Compare Numbers

If this activity does not solve the problem, it is likely that vocabulary is the issue. Play games and do activities that give practice using "greater than" vocabulary. Greater GatorThe < and > signs are tricky! Turn them into alligator mouths by drawing teeth inside and a nose ...
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Inspiring Activities For Comparing Numbers And Practicing Greater Than & Less Than

Inspiring Activities For Comparing Numbers And Practicing Greater Than & Less Than

Remind children that the hungry "big mouth" side faces towards the bigger pile of Cheerios. Greater Amounts of Stuff: Try this no-prep activity to practice comparing numbers at home or at school: "How many windows in this room? How many in that room? Which number is greater?" Compare ...
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First Grade Place Value A Number's Place in Line Makes a Difference

First Grade Place Value A Number’s Place in Line Makes a Difference

So take it nice and slow, and give kids lots of practice with place value activities. When they start to get the hang of these, take kids to the next level with place value games to cement their understanding of those tricky skills. Whiz Kids Some kids will ...
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First Grade Reading What Do Kids Need to Know

First Grade Reading What Do Kids Need to Know

Phonemic Awareness The development of certain of foundational language skills, called phonemic awareness, can make first grade reading much easier for children. Phonemic awareness includes rhyming and other various types of sound games (changing "cat" to "can", or separating out the sounds "k-a-t" when given the spoken word ...
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Phonics for Kids Sounding It Out

Phonics for Kids Sounding It Out

What Kids Need to Learn By the end of first grade, children should have the following skills: - recognize all letters of the alphabet and know the sounds they make - understand how changing a letter in a word changes the sound and meaning (bat becomes cat) - sound out ...
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Phonemic Awareness Playing With Sounds is Serious Business

Phonemic Awareness Playing With Sounds is Serious Business

Why It Is Important Kids need to be able to hear the differences in spoken sounds before they can recognize letter sounds in written words. Reading words and spelling are much easier when kids understand how sounds work together. Kids need to be able to hear the differences ...
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Great Science Experiments for Kids

Great Science Experiments for Kids

The major areas you'll want to cover in first grade include everyday chemistry, rocks and the earth, water, plants, animals, the human body, light and color. Science Pages Among the favorite science experiments for kids are the ones that involve water. Which back to school supplies will your ...
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Spectacular Summer Activities for Kids

Spectacular Summer Activities for Kids

Here are a few things to consider: How much TV will you allow each day? Which shows are ok? Ditto for electronic or online games. Is there anything special you want your child to experience this summer? How will you review or practice school skills over the summer? Do you ...
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The Wonderful Wild World of Kids

The Wonderful Wild World of Kids

Managing conflicts between kids becomes an essential skill to master, as is dealing with difficult child behavior. We get good at back to school preparations, and may find out more than we ever wanted to know about dealing with bullies or how to teach a child with a ...
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How To Prepare Your Child To Go Back to School

How To Prepare Your Child To Go Back to School

A Sponge Bob pencil box or a new school outfit are special treats that make the hard changes a bit easier. Special back to school rituals can also help your child feel excited about first grade. In our neighborhood, our parents took a first-day-of-school picture on the front ...
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Smart First Graders