by Kim Vandenbroucke
Head Math, as Kim calls it, is the math we do in our head (as opposed to on computers, calculators, or phones). Can games help? Of course!
Teaching Math through Games
by Shara Lawrence-Weiss
Please help me in welcoming Shara as our newest columnist! In her first article she takes a quick look at how games can help with teaching math, and follows that with some game and web site recommendations for you.
Reasons to Read
by Jennifer Petsche
Drop Everything and Read Day is in just a few weeks, and Jennifer helps get us ready for it with a reminder on just how reading benefits us all.
Great Stories from the Web
Playing with Parents Improves Academic Success
So, does playing games have a measurable effect on your child's success in school? It turns out that the answer is yes.
Money Lessons from Games
What's fascinating about this article isn't just the lessons that its author learned, but also the financial lessons we can use games to teach. Monopoly, anyone?
Inspire Lifelong Learning
Parenting.com has an article about ways that you can get your kids excited about learning.
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