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What Parents Need to Know About Practice Testing and Why It Works

Testing tends to get a bad rap. However, research has found that testing, and specifically practice testing, is actually the most effective form of learning over all other types of studying. Here's what parents need to know.

[Parent Tips] 5 Tips to Find Books for Advanced Readers

If your child is reading above grade-level, finding the right books can be a challenge. Here are five tips for parents of advanced readers.

7 Tips for Parents to Help Your Child Develop Effective Study Skills

Success in the classroom doesn’t come from any single thing—it’s about the right mix of attitude, habits, and effort. So, as a parent, how can you help you child develop the study skills they need to achieve academic success? Here’s eight tips to get started!

Announcing Edmentum’s Back-to-School Giveaway for Parents!

New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time for parents and kids alike. But, we know that getting ready for all of these new experiences can be a strain on parents’ wallets, and Study Island for Home wants to help make sure back-to-school needs don’t break the bank.

[Parent Tips] 5 Common Questions About Social and Emotional Learning

Success is about a lot more than “book smarts”, and teaching these social and emotional skills is a becoming an increasing focus in classrooms and formal curriculum. Here's five common questions answered to help parents better understand social and emotional learning.

4 Tips for Parents to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

As technology becomes more all-encompassing, screen time becomes less about pure entertainment and more of a necessity. Here are four tips for parents to help your child build healthy media consumption habits.

[Parent Tips] How Different Stages of Child Development Affect Learning

Just what is reasonable to expect of your child at different ages, and what is likely to be beyond their capabilities? Here is a breakdown of what the CDC notes about the different child development stages and kids’ learning ability.

[Parent Tips] Targeting Your Child’s Academic Weaknesses

Summer is a great time to help your child brush up on the skills and concepts that they may be struggling with. We have tips to help parents identify academic weaknesses and build skills.

[Parent Tips] Building Your Children’s Confidence in STEM Skills

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are critical to students' success beyond the classroom. Here's five ways parents can make sure kids are building and gaining confidence in these skills at home.

Building Lifelong Learners: 5 Ideas to Encourage Your Child’s Sense of Curiosity

A sense of curiosity makes learning a more rewarding experience - make it a priority to cultivate that curiosity in your child with these five tips for parents!

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