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Archive for February, 2009

Boost your Child’s Confidence this Summer with SuperCamp Camps for Kids and Teens

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

SuperCamp camps for kids and teens build homework and study skills while also focusing on the importance of confidence and motivation in the learning process. The camps for kids and teens are designed to provide critical learning and life skills to help students succeed both academically and as individuals.

Many parents of middle school and high school students worry that their child lacks confidence in school.  Peer pressure and social anxities play a large role in academic success and can also be affecting academic success and confidence.

Education.com is pleased to promote SuperCamp’s camps for kids and teens as a way to give your child the extra boost they need this summer. SuperCamps are a great alternative to traditional academic camps or summer school because they build life skills alongside learning skills.

SuperCamp’s 10-day sleepaway camps for kids and teens are held at eight colleges across the U.S., including Stanford and Cornell.  Your child will love the dynamic, high energy, and fun environment on SuperCamp campuses and return home ready for new challenges!

Education.com supports SuperCamp’s camps for kids and teens because of the camps proven track-records and glowing testimonials from former campers and parents. Also, independent research shows that most of the 6,000 SuperCamp graduates report increases in grades, self-esteem, motivation, and confidence.

Learn more about these unique camps for kids and teens today!

Children’s Audio Books on Education.com

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Looking for a fun and easy way to help your child enjoy reading and build early literacy skills? Children’s audio books are a great way to introduce your child to the joys of reading and to discover great books.

Most parents and educators agree that children’s audio books help develop literacy skills and improve listening comprehension.  For example, the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that “children learn the nuances of narrative simply by listening to stories.”

AudibleKids children’s audio books offer thousands of audio books for all ages and interests. Simply download any children’s audio book onto your Apple® iPod®, MP3 player or computer and listen to stories anywhere or anytime.

AudibleKids has it all with the largest selection of digital children’s audio books, offering books on everything from classic fairy tales, mysteries, biographies, or novels. These downloadable books turn your iPod or computer into a learning tool for your child and allow for a fun, affordable way to share the joys of reading together. 

Browse children’s audio books to start sharing the joys of reading today!

SchoolFinder Praised as Valuable Tool to Research Schools

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

On Friday, the Associated Press released a story, “Web sites help do the math to find a good school.” The article walked through a handful of sites, including Education.com, that allow parents to research and learn about local schools.

The article explains the variety of resources on our site, “Education.com hosts stories on everything from child development to bullying, but also features a detailed catalog of public and private schools across the U.S.”

The article also highlights the school information available in SchoolFinder, “Like the other sites, parents can find a trove of testing data, teacher information and a demographic overview of the school’s student population. Look here for other details, such as the percentage of students who were absent more than 21 days, classified as gifted, or speak limited English.”

We also thought it was great that one our school information partners using our free school data web service, Zillow.com, was commended for allowing their users access to this valuable information was researching a home. The article explains that Zillow nicely places “the school results in the context of a home buying decision.”

We hope parents check out SchoolFinder and let us know what they think!

Learn about Free School Info with this How-To Video

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

We’ve received great feedback about our local school data and tools, but also some questions on how real estate professionals can access them. With this video guide, learn about our free school info and how to make a local schools widget! Walk through the five steps of creating a local schools widget for your site or blog and see sample widget implementations.