Becky Radford

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Cozy Reading Nooks for Your Kids

Would your child enjoy a cozy reading nook?<p>Make Reading Comfortable and Fun with a Reading Nook<p>Would you like to add an extra dose of motivation to …

Interior Design

8 Ways to Use Refrigerator Magnets

Here are eight fantastic ways to promote pre-reading skills (without mess or fuss!) using alphabet refrigerator magnets.<p>The letter sets …

Let the Children Play, It’s Good for Them!

Walk into any preschool and you’ll find toddling superheroes battling imaginary monsters. We take it for granted that young children play and, …

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.<p>There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers …

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Patty O'Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education. She reports:<p>Kindness changes …

Early Childhood Education Boosts Lifetime Achievement, Paper Finds

Investments in early childhood education can pay for themselves because they substantially boost students’ chances of educational and economic achievement over the course of their lives.<p>That was the finding of a paper presented at a conference on economic opportunity and inequality sponsored by the …

16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources

In February 2014, Edreform.com published a paper on digital and blended learning that points out over “68 percent of parents support digital …

Children should have access to iPads from birth says new research

Children benefit from sensory stimulation more when using iPads than books, according to new research conducted by the University of London.<p>The …

5 Things Every Working Mom Needs to Hear

Moms, I know you are out there. Like me, I know you are trying to catch your breath as you race from work to daycare at 5:30, hoping your child isn't the last to get picked up. I bet your stress melts away the moment you drop to your knees on the preschool room floor. I don't think I am alone in …

Early literacy 'key' to closing education gap

<b>Improving the language skills of young children from deprived backgrounds could be the key to closing Scotland's attainment gap, according to a report.</b><p>The research by the Read On, Get On campaign suggested one in five children growing up in poverty is unable to read well by the time they finish …

Education

Summer Learning: Free Math Site for Kids

<i>This summer, Matthew and Elias are spending lots of quality time together since Matthew’s work schedule is much more flexible than mine. I thought it</i> …

Sesame Street