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  1. Chris G.
    Chris G. August 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  2. Marci
    Marci August 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm |

    When I was in girl scouts (way back when) we had some of the children that didn’t want to help clean up. Some where along the way our leader started singing a song that meant it was time to clean up. We sang that song over and over until everything was complete. It worked great and everybody loved that happy tune. I still sing that song to this day when taking on huge cleaning tasks.

  3. Marci
    Marci August 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm |


  4. stef
    stef August 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    Use marketing techniques that sugary cereals do to get your kids to eat fruits and veggies. Sugary cereals make their product look exciting. So put your child’s favorite stickers on the washed whole apple or on the plastic baggie full of carrot sticks. Or pack them in attractive containers. Draw pictures with a Sharpie on the plastic baggie or on the banana peel. It’s all in the marketing.

  5. Sharon Fairclough
    Sharon Fairclough August 25, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    I love the Chicka Chicka Boom series, the book of the year for my class is how much is a million. To teach concepts I try to use real life items that the children in easily indentify with. Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Amy
    Amy August 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    By letting them try to do it by themselves. Children do learn a lot more this way.

  7. Shawn C.
    Shawn C. August 26, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    I taught my daughter her abc’s and phonics using multi-sensory approach! I have alphabet flashcards with pictures of things that start with that letter, I draw a large letter on cardstock and have her glue macaroni or other items on the line making the letter, we sing, read books, watch dvds that teach phonics, play doh with cookie cutter letters, etc.

  8. Shawn C.
    Shawn C. August 26, 2009 at 12:12 am |

    I subscribe.

  9. Angela Winesburg
    Angela Winesburg August 26, 2009 at 1:38 am |

    Flash cards work really well with my kids!

  10. evelyn
    evelyn August 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    enter me thanks

  11. beth shepherd
    beth shepherd August 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    To help my daughter learn her colors I put each color on a paper plate and spread the plates out on the floor. Then would play a game hopping to the right colors
    Thank you for the chance

  12. Tonya Froemel
    Tonya Froemel August 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    Singing a song helps my kids learn. It is fun and the tune helps them remember what they are learning.

  13. Lysa
    Lysa August 27, 2009 at 12:57 am |

    i used a story about a bunny chasing something under a log in teaching them how to tie their shoes. Works pretty well! My third grader still whispers it to himself!

  14. Denyse
    Denyse August 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm |

    A song always makes things easier.

  15. Denyse
    Denyse August 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm |

    Every vote counts, so thank you for making your voice heard. Feel free to vote for more stories too. You may vote for as many different stories as you would like, but you may only vote for a particular story once each day.

  16. Ed Nemmers
    Ed Nemmers August 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    Entertain, in some way, to educate!

  17. Melanie
    Melanie August 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    I find that using things that they like to teach a concept helps, like dolls for a girl, or using little toy cars for a boy.

  18. Paige
    Paige August 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm |

    I believe the best way to teach a child a difficult concept is to give them concrete, hands-on experience with the concept as much as possible. For example, if they are learning about money…give them money to look at, play with, touch, and examine. Practice how much each coin is worth. It also helps to play on their interests.

  19. tina reynolds
    tina reynolds August 28, 2009 at 12:03 am |

    i use dvds and cause and effect thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  20. tina reynolds
    tina reynolds August 28, 2009 at 12:03 am |

    i subscribe thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  21. brooke
    brooke August 28, 2009 at 12:55 am |

    We found that using the calendar and newspaper days (silly I know but it’s his chore) they we taught WeeMan about weekdays and weekends…

  22. Honey Mommy
    Honey Mommy August 28, 2009 at 1:03 am |

    Use experiments and SHOW the kids how the concept works. That always works better than just words.

  23. amy delong
    amy delong August 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    We use money to teach our 5yr old how to do math


  24. amy delong
    amy delong August 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    subscribed by email


  25. DanV
    DanV August 29, 2009 at 2:34 am |

    We teach difficult concepts with books and pictures

  26. Lily Kwan
    Lily Kwan August 29, 2009 at 4:46 am |

    I find that using mnemonics help in learning difficult concepts.

  27. Lily Kwan
    Lily Kwan August 29, 2009 at 4:47 am |

    I subscribed by email.

  28. Janet
    Janet August 29, 2009 at 5:09 am |

    we use little dittys for tying shoes etc

  29. Laura B
    Laura B September 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    I write hands-on curriculum for a living, so teaching children math and science with building block manipulatives is an easy way to teach counting and spacial skills. A Lego or Duplo and you can teach nearly anything: Sorting, colors, counting, attributes, structures, engineering!! http://littleedventures.com/

  30. Laura B
    Laura B September 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    email subcriber

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