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Tips to Help with Back to School Anxiety

Starting the new school year can be very exciting for some kids!  They look forward to a fresh start with a new class, new teacher and new friends.  But, for some kids, the idea of change can be extremely intimidating and cause anxiety. Common worries in children

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Gear up for back to school with Brock’s Academy!

Now is a great time to think about tutoring for your child.  Brock’s Academy provides one-on-one tutoring, both in-home and onsite, at our Woodinville location.  If your child struggled in a class last year, tutoring can help give them the extra edge they need to feel successful

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Fun Science & Technology for Kids!

Are you looking for ideas to keep your kids busy this summer? Here is a cool website that lists a ton of fun science projects for kids’ grades kindergarten through 8th grade: Science Kids. Kids can learn interesting science facts by conducting simple experiments using products that

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Doodling Helps Improve Writing Skills

Does your child doodle in class?  Do you sometimes get emails home from teachers saying your child was not paying attention and complain they were doodling?  Research shows doodling can actually be beneficial for a child.  Doodling opens up neural pathways in the brain that can actually

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Study Tips for Finals Week

Finals week can be a stressful time for students, whether you are in middle school, high school or college.  The pressure to do well on tests can cause anxiety.  Some tips to ease the stress include the following:  Organize your school work and prepare your review paperwork

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End of the School Year Blues

As the school year winds down and summer break is around the corner, many parents are scrambling to make sure their child has turned in any missing assignments.  Kids are studying for year-end tests and teachers are working to wrap up the final grades. The end of

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Prevent the summer Slide with Reading!

The summer slide, also known as learning loss, occurs during the summer months when kids are out of school.  The National Summer Learning Association estimates kids lose approximately 22% of what they have learned during the summer break, particularly with reading. This learning loss can cumulatively affect

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Windows of Opportunity with Learning

Optimal times of learning in children are called “Windows of Opportunity.”  During the first few years of life, a child’s brain begins to wire approximately 100 trillion neurons for social intelligence, emotional intelligence, motor development, vision and thinking skills. Motor development and vision primarily develop between the

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How Much Homework is Too Much?

According to the National Education Association, the recommended amount of homework each night is 10-minutes per grade level, as determined by homework expert, Harris Cooper.  Anything more than that is considered excessive.  The benefits of homework are kids learn good study skills and habits. They gain a

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Seven Different Learning Styles.

Children are born with natural curiosity.  They have an innate love of learning.  They are playful, like to try new things, observe their surroundings and take in whatever they can.  Children glean information, absorb and digest as much as possible.  They are sponges.  Each child, however, is

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