Make Your Kids Smarter

Author: Erika V. Shearin Karres
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740722073
File Size: 73,45 MB
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Provides exercises in various disciplines, such as library and research skills, study habits, and computers, to strengthen learning processes and improve the knowledge base.

Making All Kids Smarter

Author: John DeLandtsheer
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412989035
File Size: 36,28 MB
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This book helps teachers plan a challenging programme for students, particularly gifted students, within a regular education classroom. It addresses brain-compatible learning, which makes it appropriate for a much wider group of students than just the very brightest. Approaches and strategies are explained in a unique and personal style and include the following: use of inter-disciplinary themes, analytical thinking exercises, teaching moral dilemmas, Socratic questioning techniques, increasing depth and complexity through interactive games, activities to promote creative thinking, using graphic organizers, and teaching research skills and methods. The author demonstrates how all these strategies and approaches work together to help teachers create a more meaningful learning experience for all students. An added benefit of the author′s training, as reflected in this book, is to help put the creativity and search for knowledge back into the learning process.

Making Kids Cleverer

Author: David Didau
Editor: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785833855
File Size: 27,79 MB
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In 'Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage gap', David Didau reignites the nature vs. nurture debate around intelligence and offers research-informed guidance on how teachers can help their students acquire a robust store of knowledge and skills that is both powerful and useful. Foreword by Paul A. Kirschner. Given the choice, who wouldn't want to be cleverer? What teacher wouldn't want this for their students, and what parent wouldn't wish it for their children? When David started researching this book, he thought the answers to the above were obvious. But it turns out that the very idea of measuring and increasing children's intelligence makes many people extremely uncomfortable: If some people were more intelligent, where would that leave those of us who weren't? The question of whether or not we can get cleverer is a crucial one. If you believe that intelligence is hereditary and environmental effects are trivial, you may be sceptical. But environment does matter, and it matters most for children from the most socially disadvantaged backgrounds those who not only have the most to gain, but who are also the ones most likely to gain from our efforts to make all kids cleverer. And one thing we can be fairly sure will raise children's intelligence is sending them to school. In this wide-ranging enquiry into psychology, sociology, philosophy and cognitive science, David argues that with greater access to culturally accumulated information taught explicitly within a knowledge-rich curriculum children are more likely to become cleverer, to think more critically and, subsequently, to live happier, healthier and more secure lives.;Furthermore, by sharing valuable insights into what children truly need to learn during their formative school years, he sets out the numerous practical ways in which policy makers and school leaders can make better choices about organising schools, and how teachers can communicate the knowledge that will make the most difference to young people as effectively and efficiently as possible. David underpins his discussion with an exploration of the evolutionary basis for learning and also untangles the forms of practice teachers should be engaging their students in to ensure that they are acquiring expertise, not just consolidating mistakes and misconceptions.There are so many competing suggestions as to how we should improve education that knowing how to act can seem an impossible challenge. Once you have absorbed the arguments in this book, however, David hopes you will find the simple question that he asks himself whenever he encounters new ideas and initiatives Will this make children cleverer? as useful as he does.;Suitable for teachers, school leaders, policy makers and anyone involved in educations

Making Kids Smarter

Author: Pedro R. Portes
ISBN: 9781884532146
File Size: 18,34 MB
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Fit Kids Smarter Kids

Author: Jeff Galloway
Editor: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261939
File Size: 47,24 MB
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Packed with practical and motivational information, this work helps children and their parents to incorporate exercise and healthy eating into a busy lifestyle. It also features useful hints and tips on fun activities that kids will enjoy, how to deal with aches and pains, as well as information on what exactly is considered healthy.

Music Makes Your Child Smarter

Author: Philip Sheppard
Editor: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780825673313
File Size: 62,27 MB
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Can music make your child smarter? Author Philip Sheppard reveals the secret power of music in your childâs development with this book and CD set that includes songs for learning; lullabies and fingerplays; music for movement, dancing, and play; and music for story time. In Part 1, discover how music can help your childâs mental development, physical coordination, language skills, math ability, social skills, memory, teamwork skills, and self-expression and creativity. Part 2 is a practical guide for parents featuring musical games, instructions for making your own instruments, music and movement exercises, suggested listening, and advice on choosing instruments.

How To Make Kids Smart And What To Demand Of Schools

Author: Laura Froemling
Editor: Courtney Brooke Publising
ISBN: 9780983460800
File Size: 54,64 MB
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"How to Make Kids Smart & What to Demand of Schools" is the educational breakthrough parents, educators, students, employers, government leaders, the military, and concerned citizens have been waiting for. This volume possesses the power to incite an intellectual renaissance that would positively affect every facet of society.

Smart Parenting For Smart Kids

Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047094000X
File Size: 28,91 MB
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WINNER! Mom's Choice Gold Award for parenting books -- Mom's Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media "My kid is smart, but..." It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges: Some are driven by perfectionism; Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success; Some routinely butt heads with authority figures; Some struggle to get along with their peers; Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves. This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.

Smart Parenting Smarter Kids

Author: David Walsh
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439121192
File Size: 78,61 MB
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Shares advice for parents on how to help children bolster their brain power while improving focus and attention, covering practical topics ranging from exercise and nutrition to sleep and play.

Brain Child

Author: Tony Buzan
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007166079
File Size: 32,95 MB
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Tony Buzan, 'the biggest name in memory', takes a fascinating and exuberant look at the enormous potential of a child's brain and provides parents with the practical tools they need to help their children achieve it. Mind maps, memory games and other techniques allow parents to encourage learning and development for children of all ages.

Giant Crossword Puzzle Book For Kids

Author: The Puzzler
ISBN: 9781696917933
File Size: 51,37 MB
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It's never too early to start loving crossword puzzles! With 100 age-appropriate crossword puzzles, this book will entertain and challenge kids for hours and hours. Perfect for rainy days, road trips, sitting in a restaurant, or enjoying an evening away from electronic devices. This book with the easier challenges (including some filled-in squares) and continues through medium to difficult puzzles using words from more advanced vocabulary and spelling lists. However, don't get the wrong idea. Yes, these puzzles build vocabulary and reinforce what your children are learning in school, but most of all they're fun! A Terrific Family Activity Hours of Entertainment Kids Love Them Large Print and Large Puzzle Squares Keeps Kids from Electronic Screens for a while Solving Puzzles Builds Confidence and Self-Respect 100 Crosswords (25 Easy, 50 Medium, 25 Difficult) Great for 2nd grade and up Order now and see how much fun your child will have solving these 100 large-print crosswords.

Healthy Kids Smart Kids

Author: Yvonne Sanders-Butler
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399531668
File Size: 21,89 MB
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The creator of the Achieving Academic Excellence Through Nutrition program offers parents a practical handbook on how to promote a child's attention and energy levels, reduce disciplinary problems, and enhance health through a a nutritional approach, with tips on developing a healthy kitchen, battling peer pressure and junk food, and more. Original.

You Can T F Ck Up Your Kids

Author: Lindsay Powers
Editor: Atria Books
ISBN: 1982110139
File Size: 39,77 MB
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Cribsheet meets The Sh!t No One Tells You in this no-holds-barred, judgment-free parenting guide that sets the record straight on every hot-button parenting topic by longtime journalist and founder of the viral #NoShameParenting movement. What if you could do more for your kids, by doing a whole lot less? Parenting today has become a competitive sport, and it seems that everyone is losing. From the very moment that little line turns blue, parents-to-be find themselves in a brave new world where every decision they make is fraught, every action they take is judged, and everything they do seems to be the wrong thing. Formula feed? Breast is best. Breastfeed in public? That’s indecent. Cry it out? You’re causing permanent harm to your child. Don’t sleep train? Your child will never learn to sleep on his or her own. Stay home? You’re setting a bad example for your kids. Go back to work? Don’t you love your kids more than your job? Lindsay Powers—former editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Parenting, creator of the #NoShameParenting movement, and mom of two—is here to help parents everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. This laugh-out-loud funny, accessible, and reassuring book sets the record straight on all of the insane conflicts that parents face—from having a glass of wine while pregnant to sleep training, childcare, feeding, and even sex after baby. Drawing on the latest research and delivered in a relatable, comforting voice, You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids demonstrates that it is possible to take the stress out of parenting and sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Smartest Kids In The World

Author: Amanda Ripley
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451654448
File Size: 27,38 MB
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How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review). In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.

Giant Word Puzzle Book For Kids

Author: The Puzzler
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781688753099
File Size: 30,26 MB
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190 Pages of Fun and Challenging Word Puzzles This Giant Word Puzzle book has been designed to offer hours of fun and vocabulary practice for ages 8 and up. With many of the words taken from vocabulary lists, these puzzles were designed to help kids learn new words and retain those they already know - but always with FUN in mind. With 30 WORD SEARCH PUZZLES (INCLUDING 5 MYSTERY SEARCH PUZZLES), 30 CROSSWORD PUZZLES, 30 WORD FIT PUZZLES, 20 WORD JUMBLES, AND 10 DOUBLE JUMBLE RIDDLES, this puzzle book provides hours of entertainment and challenge. Word puzzles are a perfect way to entertain and educate. . “/li> Presented in large-print with an easy-to-read format Fun for the whole family Each section starts with easier puzzles and ends with bonus challenges All puzzles are researched and perfect for kids Grade 2nd through Grade 6th grade vocabulary practice Advanced younger kids will enjoy these too Order Now Old Town Publishing offers the best in Word Puzzle and Sudoku books.

The Game Believes In You

Author: Greg Toppo
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879459
File Size: 57,58 MB
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What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again—right away—and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.

Crossword Puzzles For Kids Ages 9 To 12 Making Smart Kids Smarter

Author: Kidd Puzz PB
File Size: 18,25 MB
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this crossword book provides hours of fun and challenge. Crossword puzzles are a perfect way to entertain and educate at the same time. learn new words and to practice the vocabulary they already have. Written by college-educated, native speakers of English Presented in a large-type, easy-to-read format Fun for the whole family Starts with easier puzzles and ends with bonus challenges A hundred puzzles; all researched for this age group Covers a large variety of subjects

Crossword Puzzles For Kids Ages 6 8

Author: The Puzzler
ISBN: 9781073701582
File Size: 25,59 MB
Format: PDF
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This Crossword Puzzle book has been designed to offer hours of fun, while at the same time reinforcing the vocabulary expected of kids ages 6 to 8. Many of the words in these puzzles come from basic vocabulary lists. However, throughout the book are also words to find that have been taken from lessons for advanced learners. With 65 puzzles, this crossword book provides hours of entertainment and challenge. Crossword puzzles are a perfect way to entertain and educate at the same time. Here, kids will get the chance to learn new words and to practice the vocabulary they already have. Written by college-educated, native speakers of English Presented in a large-type, easy-to-read format Fun for the whole family Starts with easier puzzles and ends with bonus challenges A hundred puzzles; all researched for this age group Covers a large variety of subjects Great 3rd through 6th grade vocabulary practice Advanced younger kids will enjoy these too Order Now Old Town Publishing offers the best in Word Puzzle and Sudoku books.

Rich Dad S Rich Kid Smart Kid

Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Editor: Business Plus
ISBN: 0759521476
File Size: 45,25 MB
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This handbook for parents explains how to teach children the fundamental principles of finance, introducing problem-solving skills that help youngsters understand the importance of a good education and financial planning in their lives.

Raising A Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101429364
File Size: 80,76 MB
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A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***