What Families Can Do To Help Kids Reach Academic Success

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 12, 2014 3:41:14 AM

Learning From The Family And Community

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Teach Kids About Learning And How The Brain Works

Teaching students about the brain helps them to understand how they learn. Kids and teens can also learn the value of their brain, and the importance of protecting it. Once people understand the rationale behind it, they are more apt to protect it. For example, children may be more likely to wear a helmet if they understand the importance of doing so.

thumb Inside the Brain

by M.D. Halvorson (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781614809753 AR: /
Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the brain. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how the brain works. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Reaction Action, Thinking Cap and how to make a Brain with how-to photos to further engage young learners. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Families Should Teach Math Skills While Shopping

Parents and families raising children should be reminded to take advantage of all opportunities to advance student’s academic progress. Educating kids about math and applying it to events in the real world helps to increase student’s understanding of math and mathematical calculations.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
The reproducible lessons in each of the six books in this series presents topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Each book contains problems that involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators, and critical thinking. Additional concept-specific skills in each book include graphing, averages, statistics, ratios, and measurement. These 112-page reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Units include: Improving Your Space, Looking Sharp, Eating Smart, Getting Around, Communicating, After School, Family Fun, Hanging Out with Friends.
ISBN: 9781612470030

thumb-9 Super-Smart Shopping

by Mattie Reynolds (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781937529390 AR: / /

People shop for things they need and things they want. Before spending money, smart shoppers save, budget, and compare. This introduction to financial literacy helps us learn ways to spend wisely.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612470009

The reproducible lessons in each of the six books in this series presents topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Each book contains problems that involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators, and critical thinking. Additional concept-specific skills in each book include graphing, averages, statistics, ratios, and measurement. These 112-page reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Units include: Retail & Wholesale, Reading Ads, Rental Sales, Buying on Layaway, Getting the Best Deal, Online Shopping, Shopping for a Neighbor, Second Time Around.

Create A Family Tree To Build Interest In Social Studies

This book uses illustrations and informational text that matches social studies standards in order to explain how to create a family tree. Readers can make connections as they learn about a variety of family types. Families can frame the family trees they create and cherish them forever.

thumb The Family Tree

by Tony Losongco (author), Chris Ratzlaff (illustrator) © 2012
ISBN: 9781620461495

Recommended Reads For Families

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that teach about almost everything! Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. These are great for beginning readers. More advanced readers can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts for children of all ages at www.biguniverse.com


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by Oona Gaarder Juntti (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781624014581

Shapes are everywhere! Shapes at Home helps introduce young readers to various shapes found in daily life, from a square tile to a cylinder dog bowl. Simple sentences along with large eye-catching photographs help illustrate the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes found in the home. Prompts for recognizing shapes at the beginning and end of the book help strengthen vocabulary, math comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Easy To Use Professional Resources For Parents and Educators

Big Universe offers hundreds of resource titles on a wide range of topics. Find these instructional guides and professional resources at www.biguniverse.com


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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612471488

The reproducible lessons in this series focus on practical vocabulary terms, skills, and concepts in relevant situational settings. Struggling students learn over 3,000 high-utility words in 28 self-contained thematic lessons. Additionally, each lesson activates prior knowledge and continually reinforces fundamental language arts skills and concepts. These reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more

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