Learning Tips

How to praise your kids effectively

How to praise your kids effectively

If there is one important lesson I learned in raising smart kids, it’s never to say “good job” even if the kids did a good job. I first read this advice from the book  NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. To praise your kids intelligence can have a long term negative effects. [Read […]

 
 

Raising Happy Kids According to Science

Raising Happy Kids According to Science

As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But what will truly make the kids happy? Is it the toys they play? Is it the videos they watch? Or is it the time that they spend with the family? Here’s an insightful infographic on The Science of Raising Happy Kids from Happify. Raising happy […]

 
 

Independent Homeschooling in the Philippines

Independent Homeschooling in the Philippines

Homeschooling in the Philippines can be classified under two groups: those who are enrolled in a DepEd Accredited Homeschool Provider and those who are independent homeschoolers. So, what does it mean when you say independent homeschooling? Currently, independent homeschooling is a term use if you are not connected to a […]

 
 

How the clock taught Gab to multiply

How the clock taught Gab to multiply

Gab learned to multiply by accident. I haven’t taught him about multiplication yet except for the idea that it is repeated addition.  I only showed him a few examples like 2×3 is just like 2+2+2 and 3×3 is just like 3+3+3.  I only taught him this concept. Nothing else. Gab has finished […]

 
 

DepEd K to 12 Curriculum

DepEd K to 12 Curriculum

DepEd K to 12 covers 13 years of basic education with the following key stages: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 to 10 (Junior High School), and Grades 11 and 12 (Senior High School) A 12-year program is found to be the best period for learning […]

 
 

At what age is it best to travel with kids to new places

At what age is it best to travel with kids to new places

Travelling is a great learning experience for kids. As parents, we would love to take our kids to new places. It may be travelling to a faraway town or province, to an overseas trip or a trip to the beach, zoo and theme parks. But is it really worth it? […]

 
 

Benefits of Reading Comic Books

Benefits of Reading Comic Books

Most parents and teachers would consider comic books as a distraction or a waste of time for students. However, comics are now gaining attention as a valuable educational tool. I collected comics before. My favorite was Wolverine and other Marvel titles. Then, there’s Archie Comics and the Bazooka Joe from […]

 
 

Noise from TV can hinder toddlers in learning new words

Noise from TV can hinder toddlers in learning new words

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison has found out that background noise from TV, radio or the environment can make it harder for toddlers to learn new words. The research is reported in the journal, Child Development. The findings come from experiments in which 106 children aged between 22 and 30 […]

 
 

Four Tips to be a Better Parent

Four Tips to be a Better Parent

How do you become a better parent? Eric Barker in his weekly blog gives four simple tips to become a better parent. They are so simple you can be a better parent today. Eric Barker has a lot of useful articles in his blog. Visit his blog Barking Up The […]

 
 

Benefits of Mother Tongue As Medium of Instruction

Benefits of Mother Tongue As Medium of Instruction

One of the key items in the K-12 initiative of the Department of Education is the use of Mother Tongue as the Medium of Instruction. For Kindergarten, the alphabet, numbers, shapes and color are being taught in their Mother Tongue. We are from Bacolod and learning numbers in Hiligaynon had resistance […]