Your Child Needs these Vital Skills

Our fast-paced society demands advanced knowledge and skills. How can you build a foundation of success for your child to perform well in school, while they develop transferable life and work skills to live a successful life? The framework of ALOHA Mind Math’s educational enrichment programs are designed to prepare grade school and middle school students with the vital knowledge and skills necessary to excel in school, plus gain an advantage over their peers. Sixteen percent of hiring managers claim a lack of soft skills in applicants is the reason they have difficulties filling jobs, according to ManpowerGroup, the leader … Continue reading

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland is famous for driving all the snakes from Ireland while preaching to the people of Ireland about Christianity? Most people in the US synonymize St. Patrick’s Day with green colored clothing, pots of gold and stories of leprechauns, Wait the day isn’t limited to this. The day is celebrated as a remembrance of the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17th in the year 416AD.It, is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. People of Irish heritage (and even those who aren’t) in the United States love to celebrate … Continue reading

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Creative writing comes naturally and cannot be developed. Is this true?

Children’s thoughts are full of imagination and curiosity but they often find it uncomfortable to pen down their thoughts, whereas writing can be an excellent exercise for kids to let out their thoughts and pictures they construct which a mere image of their personality and creativity. Most kids today dread the thought of writing, even after all the writing exercises they do in school they often see it as tedious process. And in this digital age of email, text messaging and social networking, kids’ tolerance for writing anything longer than a few characters is being severely tested. It’s very important today to … Continue reading

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Educational games are they useful or not?

Most school going kids today are absorbed into the current media rich, universe, popularly known as the, “always connected” world. As Bill Gates (2005) noted in his address at the National Educational Summit on High Schools, “Training the workforce of tomorrow with the high schools of today is like trying to teach kids about today’s computers on a 50-year-old mainframe. It’s the wrong tool for the times.” Do you think of a need to reform the educational system which could effectively prepare students for a much more technology driven, interconnected and competitive “flat world”? Will educational games act as values … Continue reading

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Piggy Banks go from Ceramics to Virtual

At what age should parents start teaching their children about money and savings? Is there a particular age to start, Probably NO. You would want to introduce your kids to finances as soon as they can count. A child’s brain is like a sponge it absorbs and accumulates a lot of Information and they usually learn by watching their parents. Leverage this and teach your kids at the earliest. The first exposure most kids get while learning about money management and finances is the concept of using piggy banks. Earlier piggy banks were mostly jars made of clay which ideally … Continue reading

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STOP Bullying. It’s NOT Cool

We all have experienced bullying in some way but with time this has only gotten worse. Some stats that I came across estimates that about 160,000 children miss school every day due to the fear of attack or intimidation by other students and a shocking ratio of  1 in every 7 students is a victim or a bully(Source: National Education Association). Hasn’t this got bad enough? Bullying creates an irreparable impact mentally and sometimes physically also. This activity also leads to very serious health issue and whose effects last well into adulthood. As always said Prevention is better than Cure. It’s time … Continue reading

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Are you making enough time for your family?

Most families today are releasing that they are spending less time together even though they watch TV together or eat dinner together on a regular basis. Are you facing similar issues? In today’s busy schedule most of us face immense pressure trying to make time for our family. What is important is that we need to make quality time; it always doesn’t have to be elaborate or an expensive plan, simple ones can also make great memories? Do you agree with me here? Activities with your family can be as simple as cooking dinner, taking a walk, playing board games and any other such … Continue reading

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Does your kid master the three P’s ?

All the kids today surely have mastered two out of the three P’s being Pasta and Pizza’s how many have actually even tried the third 3rd one “Pea’s”. Are Brussels’ sprouts, beans and broccoli not showing up regularly at your family dinners? Most parents these days have a battle with their kids trying to even get them to try vegetables. As the saying goes when you can’t beat them you be with them. Kids love playing games and its times Parents should start doing the same. But this time I think parents should try and choose to play healthy eating … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Writing and Reading Skills.

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Most children have their own style of creativity. But they don’t really lean toward writing as a means of expressing themselves. If you see that your child has the potential to develop good writing skills, it is better to help them develop these skills at an early age. Usually, apart from homework there is no stress on writing. Experts say improving writing and reading skills must not be neglected.Reading and writing development are intertwined in learning. The physical act of writing letters and words enhances a child’s ability to read. The complementary relationship between reading and writing continues long after … Continue reading

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Top 5 Back to School Tips

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It could the first day of school, ever, for your kindergartener, or the first day of middle school for your older child. It even simply can be the first day of a new grade after a long summer break, all of these can be a cause for concern for children as well as parents. Here are some useful back to school tips for parents and children: Timing is everything: Starting at least a week before school actually starts, start playing pretend with your child so that you both get out of the summer timings and start getting used to getting … Continue reading

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