Best Activities to Improve Kids Memory

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Does your child have a hard time remembering what he wants to say or what you said to him?  If so, he might have working memory issues.
Improving Working Memory skills can lead to improvements in reading fluency and comprehension, and many games and apps offer ways to exercise memory and practice reading. Kila , for example, get kids reading about material they’re interested in, helping them retain relevant information which will expand and grow the more they learn about their favorite stories and games.
Here are some activities to improve kids memory that you may not know.

Using Memory Games. There are lots of children’s games that involve utilizing memory to win. Often these games will begin with a location, a situation and items required. For example, the first person could sing a song. The next person would need to sing another song, including the first person’s last word. As the game goes on, each participant needs to recall songs with required words, and if they can’t they will be out of that round.

Using Mind Maps: It is great help for learning if kids learn to draw a logical and streamlined mind map of any chapter, story, theory, etc. for all the subjects they learn. A mind map looks like this

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The kid can be creative and draw a mind map which he finds suitable. This helps in review and revision.

Using Note. Reading comprehension is a memory-intensive skill, as readers need to keep in mind what they have read and combine it with new information.  The use of strategies such as underlining, taking short notes, and reading orally can improve children’s ability to understand and recall what they have read.  Parents can have their children read the same material that has been read to them previously, and then have a brief discussion about it. Recapping previously covered material can help to increase focus and stretch memory.

Using Emotion to Connect Information. Processing information in as many ways as possible can help your child remember it. Help him connect feelings to what he’s trying to remember. For instance, if he’s learning about how people discovered new continental, ask him to think about what it felt like to pass through big ocean.

Using Exercise. Daily exercise has been demonstrated to improve cognitive function and memory. At home we try to incorporate exercise into our daily routine to strengthen connections between the left and right sides of the brain. Get moving with yoga, swimming and bicycling.

Private School or Public School

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Parents are always trying to make the best decisions for their children’s future . When it comes to schooling, parents often have to work out whether to send their children to private school or public school. Each of the two has its own advantages and disadvantages that make them look better in a certain perspective compared to the other. In this article, Kila wish to help you decide which school is best for your family.

Location

Public schools are everywhere. The only concerning is  the zoning district of the public school you want or not.
For private schools, you’ll need to consider if the location is feasible for your family. Public schools provide transportation to and back from schools. Private schools may or may not.

Class Size

Class size is another factor that parents will look into when considering private or public school. Overcrowding of public school classrooms is one of the most common complaints about the public education system, a significant problem that inspires parents to seek to private school. But a school that is too small may not have enough money to support specialized programs.

Parents have to concern about how many children will the classroom teacher be responsible and what is the overall student to teacher ratio. Usually, lesser student to teacher ratio can lead to better results. Each student may be guided better by a teacher, giving him or her more opportunities to ask questions and seek help regarding the subjects

Tuition

The most obvious difference between public and private schools is tuition.

Most of public schools cannot charge tuition. However, they are often financed by governments which make them complicated. Public schools are part of a larger school system, and must follow the rules and regulations set by politicians.

In contrast, private schools generate their own funding, which typically comes from many sources: tuition, grants, and funds from community members. In numerous provinces and states, you can get tax breaks when you send your child to private school over a public school. This tax break can come in many different forms depending on what state or province you are in.

With private school, tuition can range from $4,000 per year up to more than $100,000. The questions are: Is it more important to you to spend the money on private school than treat your kids well in other respects? How much are you willing to sacrifice?

Academic Programs

Public schools offer a general program, designed for all. This usually includes math, English, reading, writing, science, history and physical education. In addition, many public schools offer programs in music, art, languages, technology, and career education too. What students learn is decided by the government.

In the other hand, private schools have the flexibility to create specialized programs for students. For example, private schools may use art or science in all classes, or teach students about military contents. They can create their own curriculum and assessment systems, although many choose to use standardized tests. Many parents are drawn to the alternative curriculums that private schools have to offer.

Admission Process

Most private schools have a selective admission process which requires testing before admittance. This controls student enrollment to allow those who are able to meet the demands of an advanced curriculum. For that reason, students in private school will perform near the same level.

On the other hand, public schools allow all students, regardless of any factors.

Conclusion

Kila hope you have basic information to decide private school or public school for your children. As a parent, you should visit schools and see what the schools and teachers are like. Find out the strengths and weaknesses of each school. Find out what is most important to your child, what will be beneficial in your child’s future. If you choose a school that focuses on something that does not interest your child you will just be throwing their school years away.

Simple ways to make your kids smarter

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We all want our kids to reach their full intellectual to enjoy learning and reading. We all want them to be smart. There are many advantages to being a smart kid. A smart kid can learn things faster and does well in school. A smart kid can obviously solve problems easier and quicker and get a higher chance to be successful in life. A smart kids have more abilities to help other people and make you feel proud as parent. Here are tips from experts on how to make your kids smarter.

Read books to your kid

Start reading to your infant even if he does not understand the words. Fables is a good example because its characters are mostly animals and its storylines are very simple. This will give him a head start in developing language skills. Kids who are read to when young are more likely to develop a lifelong interest in reading, do well in school, and succeed in adult life. Reading books is one of the most important activity that make kids smart.

Give you kid smart games

Smart games, including mobile games, teach your kid about color, letter, music and many others. They will develop his hand-eye coordination and logical thinking while playing. Learning and having fun at the same time is the best way for your kids to learn.

Keep breastfeeding as long as possible

A child’s brain need a proper balance of basic fuel such as glucose and vitamin. Without them, brain might have difficulty understanding new information, and remembering things as well. Mother’s milk will provide all that nutritions. Keep breastfeeding as long as you can. It’s a fact that schoolkids who were breastfed as infants have higher IQs.

Make eye contact

Each time your newborn stares at you, he’s building his memory. Make sure you take advantage of those brief moments, and look right into his eyes. Infants recognize faces early on — and yours is the most important.

Make music a part of your child’s life

Scientist say that music can boost memory, attention, and motivation of learning. Learn or make up as many tunes as you can, and sing to your kid while changing diaper or eating. Lullabies or other soft music can also calm your kid down and help him fall asleep.

Limit television time

Television is not bad but too much of anything can still doing harm. For toddlers and infants, it has been found that TV has no educational benefits for kids under 2.

First roller coaster in America opens

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On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. A roller coaster is an amusement park attraction that consists of a light railroad track with many tight turns and steep slopes, on which people ride in small fast open cars. This new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.

Here are some tips for parents while taking children to roller coaster.

Stay positive 

The point of visiting roller coaster is not to bag the largest number of rides – it is to have a good time. And if your kids say no to it, don’t try to push them into it. You really want the entire visit to become a positive experience because it’s the best way to ensure that your kids keep wanting to come to parks. and you get your money’s worth.

Start with a smaller coaster

If your kids are inexperienced at riding roller coasters, the best way is to ride a smaller version of a coaster. Most of the  parks have a different types of roller coasters. Smaller coasters will usually have less-intense drops, no loops, and still fun.

Keep an empty stomach

Unlike other kinds of entertainment, roller coasters can make some people puke. The g-forces and the feeling of weightlessness can cause stomach trouble.  Don’t let your kids eat right before going on a coaster and make sure you go to bathroom before getting in line.

Keep your item in pocket.

Before the riding, it’s important to check yourself and your kids for anything you might lose while going very fast in an open-top roller coaster such as hats, glasses, and necklaces. It can be very difficult to retrieve these items if you lose them somewhere along the way. Remember to stow them in your pocket or give them to someone else on the ground.

Yell

People usually start shouting with fun when the carts go over big hill. Screaming in a ground can trigger the release of oxytocin which can calm you down and produce feelings of euphoria in some conditions. Make sure to let  you and your kids join them.