April 2024

Is Your Child Having Trouble With Reading?

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Allow your child to choose books that interest him. If he has trouble reading alone, set aside time each day to read along together and always have a dictionary on hand. Make sure that the books are at your child’s reading level and provide access to many different subjects. Setting up a good reading environment will help your child want to focus more on reading and maybe even want to write stories of his own.

If your child needs help with reading skills, contact us at 727-441-4444.

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Fun Science Experiments for Kids

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Glowing Water: Create this by adding a highlighter ink cartridge (the part that contains the fluorescent ink) to a cup of water. Let it soak for a few hours and then shine a blacklight on the water to see it glow. This experiment demonstrates fluorescence and can be a visually striking demonstration.

Homemade slime: Mix together equal parts of white school glue and liquid starch in a bowl. You can add food coloring or glitter for extra flair. Stir until the mixture forms a slimy consistency and knead it with your hands until it reaches the desired texture.

Egg in a Bottle: Place a hard-boiled egg on the mouth of a glass bottle. Light a match and drop it into the bottle, then quickly place the egg back on the mouth of the bottle. As the match burns, it consumes the oxygen inside the bottle, creating a vacuum. The difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the bottle will push the egg into the bottle.

Static Electricity Butterfly: Cut out a butterfly shape from a piece of paper. Charge a balloon by rubbing it against your hair. Hold the charged balloon near the butterfly, and watch as it sticks to the balloon due to static electricity.

Rainbow in a Jar: Fill a clear glass with water, leaving some space at the top. Carefully pour different liquids with varying densities on top of each other, such as honey, corn syrup, water, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. You can add food coloring to some of the liquids beforehand to make it more colorful. Each layer should float on the layer below it, creating a colorful rainbow effect. 

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Fun Division Games For Kids

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 Bingo: Create bingo cards with division problems instead of numbers. Call out division problems, and have your child solve them and mark the answers on their bingo card. The first to get a line or a full card wins.

 Tic-Tac-Toe: Create a tic-tac-toe grid and write division problems in each square. Players take turns solving the division problems to claim squares. The first player to get three in a row wins.

 Memory: Create pairs of cards with division problems and their solutions. Place the cards face down and take turns flipping over two cards at a time to find matches. If a player correctly matches a division problem with its solution, they keep the pair. The player with the most matches at the end wins.

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