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Has learning a second language become obsolete? With public foreign language programs shutting down due to budget cuts, parents face the choice of pricey tutoring or their child staying monolingual. Check out the pros and cons here.
Many children of Asian immigrants become an important bridge between their families and U.S. culture and institutions. How language brokering affects kids.
This article discusses the language development in young children.  It also talks about Piaget and Vygotsky's theories on children's language development.
Play enables children to make sense of their world, allows children to express their thoughts and feelings, and fosters flexible and divergent thinking.
This article explains how children learn a second language. Read this and help your child become bilingual.
Highlights the importance of memory skills in learning. Read about a variety of models of memory including working memory, explicit memory, and implicit memory.
Culture and language are undeniably intertwined. Learn why kids from diverse backgrounds can have trouble in school in this discussion of culture and language.
The universal language of music offers a harmonious, and not to mention fun, way to teach English as a second language. Here are seven ideas to get your ESL kids tuned into learning.
An overview of speech and language impairments and effective education strategies to work with students who have them.
Why is second language acquisition suddenly so hot - and is it right for your child?
With the seemingly unstoppable rise of computer use in children, you can read about screen time's negative effects until your eyes bleed. But computers aren't only for leisure time; more and more kids are using computers as educational devices. The Internet is like a limitless textbook and educational games teach academic subjects in new, fun ways. These are just scratching the surface of educational technology, which some people hope will change education in drastic ways. Recent studies back them up, showing how games and other technologies can quickly improve children's learning—and their test scores. Read on for facts, figures and opinions from educators that may change your idea of screen time for children.
An overview of the process that a child goes through in learning language and the rules that govern speech.
An overview of the process a child goes through in learning to write.
It's a long road to fluency and there are many way to promote language acquisition. Here are a few tactics to help get your youngster talking.
Summarizes the four broad goals associated with listening, speaking, reading and writing in early childhood education.
In today's wired world, many lessons are being transferred from the chalkboard to the tablet. Your child’s hooked on interactive games, but have you considered combining this love with education? Give your kid a leg up this school year with these comprehensive second grade apps, which include cool second grade reading apps and fun second grade math apps.
Here's a quick review of some of the best rhyming games for toddlers, as well as the important skills your child will learn as she plays.
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