Engaging Kids in Learning during the Thanksgiving Holidays

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids active, entertained and learning over the Thanksgiving holidays? We have some tips and ideas for you from cooking and writing to games and puzzles. Writing Exercises and Keeping it Fun One way to build family connections and keep your kids engaged in learning and writing is to have your child interview a family member who is attending the Thanksgiving holiday with you. Have your child ask about where they were born, where they went to school, when did they meet their husband or wife (your child’s grandma, grandpa, aunt or uncle), … Continue reading

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Study Skills for Middle School Students

When I was in middle school no one taught us HOW to study, and it is often the same in many classrooms today. Giving your middle school student the right studying skill set now, will help them in high school, college and beyond. Middle school is when students have several different classrooms, and a different teacher for each subject…it’s when school starts to get more complex, more like real life. Giving them strong middle school study skills now, provides a good foundation that will help beyond just this school year   Helping Children to Learn to Be Organized With more … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month in April – Get your Child into Loving Reading & Writing

Started in 1996, National Poetry Month is celebrated every April in the U.S.  Poetry is one of the most creative types of writing and can help get some kids excited about words and writing. Fostering a love of language and of reading and writing is central to ALOHA’s programs. It can be a fun way to get interactive with words, in a way that often leads to deeper understanding, which is a Common Core goal as well. From Poetry.com, the sponsor of this month-long event, click to see 30 ways to celebrate Poetry this month, or year-round.   For young … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Celebrating Women Who’ve Made a Difference

While March is officially Women’s History month, ALOHA believes in celebrating and building confidence in girls and women all year round. Over 100 years ago, the seeds of U.S. Women’s History Month, were sown when International Women’s Day was launched on March 8, 1911. At that time women in most countries including the United States were not allowed to vote in elections, often they could not own property in their own name. In 1981, Women’s History Week was created, and in 1987, the week became an entire month to celebrate the contribution of women and has remained so since then. … Continue reading

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Six Study Tips for Elementary School Children

We’ve compiled six study tips for elementary school children, which can help set a solid foundation for learning. You will need to adapt these studying strategies to your individual child’s learning style and age. Once children reach middle school, their homework routines become more complex and you may find you need a new approach, although these tips may still be useful. 1. Help your Children Create a Studying Routine Making studying a habit and a routine helps children fight the resistance anyone might have to sitting still and studying after a day at school or in the evening. Get elementary … Continue reading

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