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8 Writing Contests for Kids

WritingContests

It's not always easy to get your kids motivated to write. One way to get them to polish their writing skills is to have them enter a writing contest. Sometimes just the idea of recognition is enough to get those pencils to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

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Kids' Learning Activities Spotlight10

Celebrate Read Across America Week

It's Read Across America Week! Did you know that if you read 15 minutes a day with your child, that's almost 100 hours a year?

The Importance of Endings

Endings, are a great opportunity to teach about new beginnings.My last day with About.com will be February 28, 2014.

When Should You Worry About Your Child?

When should you worry about your child's skills? Here's some info on development that might help.

What Does STEM Mean?

What does STEM mean? Do you know why your child is supposed to be learning science, technology, engineering and math?

4 Terms You Need to Know to Help Your Beginning Reader

What terms do you need to know to help your beginning reader? Here's a decoding of some of the jargon!

3 Things to Teach Your Child Before Kindergarten

As kindergarten approaches, there are a few skills that you'll want to make sure your child knows: colors, sorting and her phone number!

Make a Secret Message Scytale Spartan Cipher

Does your child like to play detective and write in code? Making a Scytale Cipher is a great way to keep messages secret and to learn a little history.

What's His Story? Kids Writing About Characters

Help your child learn to write about characters with the What's His Story? game.

5 Writing Games for Reluctant Writers

Here are 5 writing games that won't cost you a penny!

Getting the Reluctant Writer Writing

Need some help encouraging a reluctant writer? Back away from the paper and start more simply.

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