Struggling to Learn a Foreign Language? Try Singing It…

Learning a foreign language is always challenging – more so the older we grow. If you’ve always struggled to learn a new language, preliminary research demonstrates that singing can help you learn that second language twice more easily. This is because of the strong link between music and memory. From the journal “Memory & Cognition”Continue reading “Struggling to Learn a Foreign Language? Try Singing It…”

Awesome Educational Apps from Touch Press!

Whoever said that learning was boring? Check out these amazing apps from Touch Press that will give children a up-close and personal experience with science, geography, history, and music… If you want to help you child learn more about the periodic table, the pyramids, inventions, the world, the solar system, the dinosaurs, gems, x-rays, and theContinue reading “Awesome Educational Apps from Touch Press!”

Extra-curricular Activities: The Benefits of Drama and Musical Theatre

Self-control in children predicts future success and imaginary play helps children develop their self-control. By extension, isn’t drama and musical theatre is a form of imaginary play? So can it be extrapolated that drama and musical theatre helps children develop self-control? Drama and Musical Theatre Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combinesContinue reading “Extra-curricular Activities: The Benefits of Drama and Musical Theatre”

Happy International Children’s Book Day!

It’s International Children’s Book Day on April 2! And BrillKids is having a sale at their online shop! What’s International Children’s Book Day? International Children’s Book Day is celebrated all over the world with aim to inspire a love of reading and to bring attention to children’s books. It is celebrated on April 2 becauseContinue reading “Happy International Children’s Book Day!”

BrillKids: Little Reader, Little Math, Little Musician for Mac Users

If you’re a Mac user, but you’re interested to use the BrillKids Little Reader, Little Math, and Little Musician programs, here’s the good news. You can use the BrillKids software on your Mac: A workaround to this is to use Bootcamp, which is a free multi-boot utility included with Apple’s OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft WindowsContinue reading “BrillKids: Little Reader, Little Math, Little Musician for Mac Users”

Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy

What is ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy? ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities, each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy”

Great Educational Websites List

There are plenty of educational websites around, but finding the good ones can be time consuming, so I thought I’d keep this “gems” list for easy reference: Whyzz – for the kids that asks a lot of hairy questions we struggle to find the answers to. They also have a free app for your iThing. FAQContinue reading “Great Educational Websites List”

Learning Through Music Videos

Hercules loves music. He loves listening to it and he loves to sing along. Some time back, we discovered some really cool educational songs on Youtube that he has since been singing along to. He sings them even when he isn’t watching the video. Sometimes we sing them in the car when I need toContinue reading “Learning Through Music Videos”

Music: Educational Songs – Ballads from the Age of Science

Hercules’ loves learning through music. His favourites are Peter Weatherall‘s Human Biology and They Might Be Giant‘s Here Comes Science. I often hear him singing to himself even when the music is off. Recently, we added a new series to our collection: Ballads from the Age of Science. These are really old but the contentContinue reading “Music: Educational Songs – Ballads from the Age of Science”