Ten Ways To Teach Kids About the Bible

  1. Let your children see you reading the bible.
  2. Get your kids a kids bible.
  3. Help them learn scriptures pertaining to children.
  4. Sing songs that children can understand.
  5. Listen to gospel music that kids can relate to.
  6. Draw pictures of things and people in the bible.
  7. Role play with the kids parts of the bible.
  8. Watch movies that will appeal to children.
  9. Use stories and games.
  10. Use technology such as games and apps.

Ten Common Core Standards

  1. What are the Common Core State Standards?
    The Common Core State Standards are a set of expectations that outline what students should be learning in English/language arts and mathematics at each grade level (K-12).
  2. What is the goal of the CCSS?
    The goal of the CCSS is to make sure that all students are well prepared for college, technical education, or the workplace after high school graduation.
  3. Do the standards tell teachers how to teach?
    No. The CCSS do not tell teachers how to teach; they simply outline the skills that all students should master.
  4. Are there standards for science, social studies and other content areas?
    No. At this time, the CCSS do not address content areas other than reading/language arts and mathematics.
  5. Why were the CCSS created?
    Currently, each individual state has its own education standards, and there is little consistency from one state to another.
  6. Who wrote the standards?
    The CCSS were not developed by the federal government, but by a group of educators and experts coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
  7. How will student progress in meeting the standards be measured?
    As of now, it is not clear how students’ progress toward meeting the standards will be measured or assessed but it will be some type of test.
  8. Are there special instructions for English language learners?
    No. The authors of the CCSS provided guidelines for implementing the standards with English language learners and with students receiving special education services.
  9. Do the standards include information about English language levels or proficiency?
    One of the main considerations regarding the use of the CCSS with English language learners will be to align the new standards with existing English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards.
  10. Where can I learn more? http://www.corestandards.org/

10 Things to Teach Your Children About a New Pet

  1. Give the pet respect and love.
  2. Understand that the dog or cat isn’t a toy.
  3. Children should be supervised when playing with pets. 
  4. Respect the pet’s basic needs and moods.
  5. Help take care of the pet.
  6. Treat animals the way they would like to be treated.
  7. Realize the new pet will be annoying at times.
  8. Understand that pets will have favorites.
  9. Help keep the pet safe.
  10. Empathize with the animal.

Eight Safety Strategies To Teach Children About Strangers

  1. Help your children identify which stranger they can trust, such as a policeman, a mom with other kids, a store manager, or a security guard. 
  2. Identify Unsafe Places Internet chat rooms aren’t the only unsafe areas for children. Teach your children that any location that’s isolated like the backyard woods, parking lots, or dark street ways should not be entered alone. 
  3. Adults asking for help It’s important to teach your kids that adults will not turn to a child for help. 
  4. It’s okay to say no most children are taught to respect and obey grown-ups. It’s important you give your children permission to yell “No!” if someone tries to touch or grab them. 
  5. Create a family secret code word select an easy to remember, yet obscure, password like, their favorite color, that the a person must know in order to pick them up. 
  6. Empower your kids to be rude often times, children are afraid to be rude to adults because they are afraid to talk back to an authority figure. Teach your kids that safety overrules manners. 
  7. Perpetrators are less likely to approach children who are in a group or with another child. 
  8. Identify safe places your child can go if they need help.

Eight facts About E-Books for Children

  1. 1.39% of children read from computer screens or laptops everyday.
  2. Today’s children prefer computer devices over regular books.
  3. Nearly 50% of all children have some type of computer device at home.
  4. Girls are more likely to read from a book than boys.
  5. Girls are more likely to read in general more than boys.
  6. One reason children prefer e-books is because they are more stimulating.
  7. Print books are better for literacy building when compared to e-books.
  8. Your child’s e-book will have to be updated every couple of years.

Eight Things To Teach Children About Money

  1. Money doesn’t grow on trees you have to work to get it.
  2. Create a budget to keep track of spending.
  3. Don’t buy everything that you see or want.
  4. It won’t hurt to control your spending.
  5. Saving can be fun because you see how your money grows.
  6. It’s nothing wrong with having a wish list of things you would like to buy.
  7. Consider getting them a bank account.
  8. Teach them how to donate or share their money.  

Seven Ways To Help Your Kid Make Friends

  1. Play games with your child to practice social skills.
  2. Read books with your child on how to make friends.
  3. Have your child join a sports team or an organization.
  4. Talk to your child about choosing friends.
  5. Be a good role model for your children.
  6. Don’t try to solve your child’s friendship problem, teach them problem solving skills.
  7. Help them identify their interest and meet new kids.