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Ways To Improve Your Child's Communication Skills

10% of the students in secondary school have long-term persistent speech, language and communication needs which hinder their ability to engage with education. This is why, communication's fundamental for a child's development.

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At COMPUCHILD, we believe that STEAM and entrepreneurship education programs is vital to teaching modern technical skills. However, we also understand that unplugging is essential.

How do you ensure that your children are learning offline? Play board games with them! Board games offer a plethora of benefits. They enable you to have conversations with your kids, let your kids improve their strategic thinking, and boost their cognitive abilities and confidence. Here are 4 benefits of playing board games.

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Communication skills are vital for children to succeed in life. It isn't limited to the ability to talk. Instead, communication also involves listening, writing, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal cues.

While excellent communication skills come naturally to some children, many children struggle to make themselves understood. Here are 5 ways you can polish your child's communication skills.

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Technological developments are emerging at an exponential rate in the modern world. Every time we scroll through our social media feeds or have a look at the news, there is something about a latest technological advancement related to new electronic and smart devices being developed or introduced to the public.

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When it comes to digital literacy, schools with higher budgets can provide better facilities to their students, leaving low-income schools behind.

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Following these tips, you can support children's science learning:

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In today's technologically advanced and rapidly changing world, children should be equipped to absorb data and use critical thinking skills to compare, contrast, analyze, and solve complex problems. While innovative STEM classes for kids can play a significant role in doing that, parents should use different ways to nurture their kids' critical thinking skills. This blog highlights 2 DIY games that'll help you engage your kid in a healthy thinking exercise.

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Children's are curious; they're keen on experimenting and learning new, interesting things. Machines are a contributing factor toward development and progress. Let your child know how they help make our lives easier and comfortable. Here are the simple ones to start with:

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Ever wondered what good a couple of eight-stud Lego® bricks can do? A lot more than you can think! To begin, six eight-stud Legos® can create more than 915 million different combinations. It means that there are millions of opportunities for your child to learn.

According to UNICEF, play is a crucial element in your child’s development, providing essential literacy and numeracy skills in their early years. Play is meaningful, joyful, actively engaging, iterative,...

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Computer science is future-proof, they say, and we’d agree. With a world that’s moving toward robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and space exploration, it’s no wonder that the field is burgeoning.

It’s already being estimated, for example, that computer science graduates will have...

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“My son/daughter isn’t paying attention in class” is a common enough complaint—one that educationists and teachers hear all the time. An attention deficit, a lack of focus, and slow work completion are all issues that commonly plague kids—and bother their parents.

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Kid learning new skills during lockdown

According to the UN, 188 countries have imposed countrywide school closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.

With children stuck at home and parents forced to work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has been challenging to find creative and productive ways to keep them engaged.

Here's what you can do to keep them occupied.

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How Programming Robots in STEM Programs is Helping Prepare Kids for the Future

We have a gnarly understanding of robots—mostly thanks to Hollywood. From Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld, people have been conditioned to think that robots are necessarily evil. Then there’s Stephen Hawking warning us against the advent of Artificial Intelligence.

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Teaching Kids About Money

A number of people say that giving money to children isn’t a great idea—but does that mean you shouldn’t talk to them about it either?

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Build Their Focus Skills

One of the biggest issues faced by school-going children is the inability to concentrate. The inability to focus on schoolwork and pay attention in class is becoming prevalent among young children. It has left their parents wondering what’s causing it and how they can fix it.

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Children are always curious about the things happening around them. From a moon that shines to a butterfly that flies, they keep wondering what makes things behave a certain way.

Here are the reasons why children need to learn it:

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3 Science Experiments for Inquisitive Young Kids

Studies have shown that what children learn at home has a greater impact on their intellectual abilities and stays with them for longer than what they learn at school and other educational institutions. Even though children are unable to go to school due to the pandemic, there intellectual growth and learning shouldn’t stop.

Focusing on STEM subjects is important as it encompasses...

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5 New Skills Your Kids Can Learn While Being Stuck at Home

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents in the United States and Canada as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the extended closure of schools. With children stuck at home and parents forced to work from home to prevent the spread of the viral infection, it has been difficult to...

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Kids these days are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. According to the Ontario Student Health survey, children in grades 7 to 12 in Canada spend up to seven hours a day in front of screens, including televisions, computers, smartphones, and other gadgets.

There has been a lot of research on how...

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According to the US census bureau, the number of children expected to increase around 80.3 million by 2030. Parents are continuously striving to provide education to their children, making interactive classes and enrichment programs even more important and worthwhile. Here's why owning children's education franchise is a great idea:

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In the Beginning, COMPUCHILD was founded to meet a specific need...to get kids prepared for success at school. Upon entering elementary school, kids started using computers at school. Our founder realized that preschoolers were at a considerable advantage if they started working on computers prior to heading off to elementary school. Most families did not have computers at home and most child care centers and preschools did not have computers for their kids to use. Our basic computer classes were perfect to meet the needs of thousands of kids. We provided students with an easy...

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STEM education has been in the news for quite some time, and has proven to help children become critical thinkers and problem solvers. More recently educators have added Art to the acronym, now STEAM.

STEAM activities allow children to explore their surroundings and create solutions while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This integrated learning process encourages critical thinking and helps children think like scientists, engineers and designers.

COMPUCHILD incorporates the all five STEAM disciplines into our classes, but you can encourage STEAM...

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Pokémon GO! This little app, based on the huge franchise of video games, card games, and cartoons, has become insanely popular. The game appeals to a variety of ages. Parents with little ones, teens, pre-teens, adults. Everyone is going crazy for this game.

Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that requires an internet connection with GPS tracking and movement in the real world. Parents need to know that playing the game involves various safety and security issues.

PRIVACY

First, there are numerous privacy concerns. A player's name and location...

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Do you have technology rules for your kids? Chances are you do. Most families have rules like ‘don’t text and drive’ or ‘no device at the dinner table’

A small study conducted by the University of Michigan and University of Washington, studied 249 parent-child pairs across 40 states. Their paper was presented March 2 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s conference on...

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