Parents and Education
100 Best Books for Children
Paperback ISBN: 0618618775
The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.
7 Keys to Comprehension
How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
Paperback ISBN: 0761515496
A parents’ and teachers’ guide to teaching reading comprehension offers advice for the millions of American children who read below their grade level, helping them synthesize ideas, solve problems, ask questions, and draw inferences. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Addition Facts That Stick
Help Your Child Master the Addition Facts for Good in Just Six Weeks
Paperback ISBN: 1933339926
Addition Facts That Stick will guide you, step-by- step, as you teach your child to understand and memorize the addition facts, from 1 + 1 through 9 + 9. Hands-on activities, fun games your child will love, and simple practice pages help young students remember the addition facts for good.In 15 minutes per day (perfect for after school, or as a supplement to a homeschool math curriculum) any child can master the addition facts, gain a greater understanding of how math works, and develop greater confidence, in just six weeks!Mastery of the math facts is the foundation for all future math learning. Lay that foundation now, and make it solid, with Addition Facts That Stick!
Paperback ISBN: 0984638172
Now announcing the second edition of the Algebra Survival Workbook, your tool for reaching algebra mastery. Now that the award-winning Algebra Survival Guide has been expanded and revised, the companion Algebra Survival Workbook has also been enhanced and updated. The second edition Algebra Survival Workbook features a whole new section with practice word problems. And not just any word problems. These are advanced algebra word problems. As a result of this addition, the Guide and Workbook now provide thorough, expert instruction on the toughest word problems that algebra can throw at students. The 2nd Edition Workbook’s word problems cover the following topics: mysterious numbers and percents, coin problems, rate-time-distance, wind speed, current speed, fractional work problems, and those tricky mixture problems, too. All instruction for these word problems is contained in the Algebra Survival Guide, which contains a number of practice problems, too. But if you want many more additional practice problems, the Algebra Survival Workbook is the book to get. The Workbook contains thousands of additional practice problems with all answers displayed in the back. By working through these problems, students can attain a level of algebra excellence that is rightfully called mastery. Learn from the Guide; practice in the Workbook, and watch your understanding and grades improve dramatically!
Paperback ISBN: 1933339217
A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package. Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child's retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.
From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Paperback ISBN: 1933339004
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americasfind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.
The Available Parent
Expert Advice for Raising Successful and Resilient Teens and Tweens
Paperback ISBN: 1936740826
We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. Teenagers are often left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. The available parent of a teenager is open to discussion, offering advice and solutions, but not insisting on them. He allows his child to make some mistakes, setting limits, primarily where health and safety are concerned. He never lectures ? he is available but not controlling. He is neither cruel nor dismissive, ever. The available parent is fun and funny, and can bring levity to the most stressful situation. All of that is to say, there are no conditions to his availability ? it is absolute.
Becoming a Bilingual Family
Help Your Kids Learn Spanish and Learn Spanish Yourself in the Process
Paperback ISBN: 0292743637
Would you like your children to grow up bilingual, even if you aren't yet? Then speak to your kids in Spanish as you learn the language along with them. Becoming a Bilingual Family gives English-speaking parents the tools to start speaking Spanish with their kids in their earliest years, when children are most receptive to learning languages. It teaches the vocabulary and idioms for speaking to children in Spanish and offers practical, proven ways to create a language-learning environment at home. The first part of the book introduces parents to many resources--books, audio books, music, television, computer programs, childcare workers, school, and friends--that can help you establish a home environment conducive to the acquisition of Spanish. The second part is a Spanish phrasebook that takes you through all the typical activities that parents and children share, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. Few, if any, other Spanish study aids provide this much vocabulary and guidance for talking to small children about common daily activities. The authors also include a quick course in Spanish pronunciation and enough grammar to get a parent started. Spanish-language resources, kids' names in Spanish, and an easy-to-use index and glossary complete the book. Take the Markses' advice and start talking to your kids in Spanish, even if it's not perfect. You'll learn the language together and share the excitement of discovering the peoples and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world.