Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

How to Help Kids Focus on Learning

Although there’s a move to include digital devices in classrooms these days, and some schools are noticing that there’s a benefit to letting kids use tablets and laptops in class, other people are concerned that it’s too easy to get … Continue reading…

How to Make Learning English Easier

There are many reasons to learn to speak English, and to build up a good vocabulary for use in both your professional and your everyday life. If you were born in an English-speaking country, then your vocabulary started growing from … Continue reading…

What Is Your Child Learning In School?

If you’re a parent, you probably have a good idea of the classes your child is in at school each day, and even people without kids at home will remember their own school years. Reading skills, spelling tests, math classes, … Continue reading…

Why Moving Your Body Boosts Your Brain

If your child is having trouble learning to spell, the solution might not be more time spent sitting at a desk studying letter patterns and “I before E” rules. Instead, the best thing to do for a child who’s frustrated … Continue reading…

How to Use Root Words to Learn Spelling

Most English words are made up of root words combined with prefixes and suffixes. A “root word” is the original form of the word, usually coming from old Greek or Latin, and one root word is generally the basis for … Continue reading…

Spelling With Your Eyes

Thee prablum menee peepul hav speling wurdz iz inn ther sownd. For example, did you have a problem reading that sentence? You might have hesitated at first, but when your eyes took in the letters and your mind turned those … Continue reading…

Keep Kids Happy and Healthy With This One Easy Tip

A recent study done by University College London analyzed the daily routines of more than 10,000 children participating in the UK Millennium Cohort Study and came up with some surprising results related to the long-term effects of an irregular schedule … Continue reading…

B is for Breakfast: Why Good Nutrition Makes Good Spellers

Scientists, doctors, teachers, and parents have known for many years that children who are hungry have a harder time learning. Part of the reason is obvious – if you’re thinking about how much your stomach hurts, you’re not thinking about … Continue reading…

11 Spelling-Related Books That Make Great Gifts

If you think that learning spelling only involves memorizing long lists of words, think again! You can learn about spelling and about the English language in many ways, and have fun at the same time. In today’s post, we’ve got … Continue reading…

How to Use Palindromes to Improve Spelling Skills

Playing with palindromes is a fun way to improve your vocabulary, but did you know that you can also study spelling with these unique words and phrases? That’s because a lot of spelling skills are tied to knowledge of letter … Continue reading…