4 Things You Can Do This Summer to Impact Your Child’s Education – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

In the past few weeks, it’s become clear that parents are no longer a stopgap until schools open again – schooling from home will be the new normal for almost every child in North America. We have officially moved from crisis teaching at home, to…long-term crisis teaching at home. It sounds (and probably feels) ominous, but it doesn’t have to be. Parents who are concerned about keeping their child’s education afloat can preserve some hope and sanity by teaming up…

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Here’s to You, Fellow Moms! – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“This will be fine,” I thought to myself when schools closed. “My sons will hop online a little each week, I’ll shepherd them through the lessons, and we’ll breeze on through to summer.” And why wouldn’t it be fine? I was a classroom teacher. I developed paper-based and digital curricula for two decades. I oversee education for Sylvan, for goodness sake! This will be easy, peasy, lemon squeezie. Looking back to that naïve day in March, my optimism is almost…

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Most schools are sending home homework packets, doing online learning, or assigning work at home that would have normally done in the classrooms – or a combination of everything. Emily Levitt, Sylvan’s VP of Education, shares some advice for parents who are helping their children learn at home in this short video. Plus, check out the tips below!     Here are a few tips on how you can help navigate the “new normal” of keeping up with school work…

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The Final Report Card: How to Finish Strong – Parents Article

It’s easy for kids to get into a “school slump” when the weather warms, state tests wrap up and the final weeks of school start to fly by. The final report card period can be a tough time for students to remain focused, but with our easy tips, you can help your child finish strong! Here are five tips to beat the end-of-year fatigue:   1. Make a Plan: Use a calendar to map out all of the big assignments coming…

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5 Learning Opportunities for Holiday Breaks – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

The arrival of the holiday season means kids (and parents) can take a much-needed breather from homework and tight schedules. While getting some downtime is important, adding a few fun, learning activities into the holiday break can make it easier for your child to get back into the routine quickly when school resumes. Activity #1: Meal plan and cook together Cooking is a great opportunity to put your child’s fraction skills and basic facts to the test. ✓ Ask how much you would…

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Celebrate Mole Day with Your Kids by Making Guacamole – Parents Article

Sylvan partnered with Somewhat Simple for this post. What better time to introduce kids to chemistry than a fun and tasty guacamole Mole Day activity? Mole Day is celebrated every year on October 23rd from 6:02 a.m.-6:02 p.m., in honor of Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x 10^23. Avogadro’s number is a proportion that relates molar mass on an atomic scale to physical mass on a human scale. Moles make it easier to compare quantities of different molecules, and are helpful in chemical…

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