Mass Appeal Educational Tip with Huntington Learning Center

Mass Appeal Educational Tip with Huntington Learning Center

February 28, 2020 0 By Kody Olson


ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS A YOUNG CHILD CAN MASTER IS THE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR A YOUNG CHILD IS THE ART OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. DEBORAH ALLI JOINS US WITH TODAY’S EDUCATIONAL TIP. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE, AS ALWAYS. MANY KIDS FIND HAVING TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH WRITING CAN BE VERY INTIMIDATING, ESPECIALLY WHEN FEELING FORCED TO DO IT. THAT’S TRUE. I’M TALKING ABOUT THE YOUNGER KIDS STARTING FROM THIRD GRADE AND UP. THEY JUST LEARNED TO READ, NOW THEY’RE STARTING TO LEARN TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND THEY GET A LITTLE INTIMIDATED BY THAT AND ARE NOT SURE HOW TO DO IT PROPERLY. SOMETIMES THEY THINK THERE’S A MINIMUM, THEY HAVE TO DO TWO PAGES, BUT THERE’S A WAY TO MIKE IT FUN. YEAH, IT’S LIKE A WRITING ASSIGNMENT FROM THE TEACHER, SO BORING TO THEM, BUT WE CAN MAKE IT FUN. THE FIRST THING I WOULD SAY IS TO START A STARTER DECK. OK? SO BASICALLY, IT GETS ON THE MIX CARDS AND MAGAZINES AND HAVE YOUR CHILD CUT OUT PICTURES AND CUT OUT SOME TITLES OF DIFFERENT ARTICLES AND THEN GLUE THEM AND TAPE THEM TO THE INDEX CARDS, SHUFFLE THEM, HAVE THEM PICK OUT TWO CARDS AND SAY WRITE A STORY BASED ON THE PICTURE YOU HAVE HERE OR THE WORDS YOU HAVE HERE. AND THIS IS A REALLY GREAT WAY TO GET THEM TO BE CREATIVE, USE THEIR IMAGINATION AND START TO WRITE A STORY, AND IT’S FUN, TOO. DEFINITELY FUN. IT’S FUN FOR PARENTS TO DO THAT, GO THROUGH MAGAZINES AND COOK WITH YOUR KIDS. IT’S A PROJECT YOU CAN DO TOGETHER. YOU CAN HELP THEM MAKE A NOTEBOOK OR CURRENTLY WHERE THEY CAN KEEP THOSE STORIES AND READ THEM LATER. AND HAVE THEM LATER WHEN THEY’RE ALL GROWN UP. YOUR NEXT ACTIVITY IS CALLED SHIP’S LOG. SHIP’S LOG. THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT WAY AND FUN FOR THE KIDS. IF YOU’RE GOING ON VACATION, A CAPTAIN ON THE SHIP KEEPS HIS SHIP’S LOG. TELL YOUR CHILD ABOUT THAT AND SAY WHY DON’T YOU KEEP A SHIP’S LOG. HAVE THEM KEEP A LOG OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY AND THEY CAN ALSO DO IT FOR EVERYDAY THINGS, TOO. WHEN YOU COME BACK FROM THE TRIP, KEEP DOING THAT. THIS IS ANOTHER KEEP SAKE LATER. THIS IS A JOURNAL THAT THEY’RE DOING, BUT FOR THEM IS A LOT OF FUN. I DID THAT AS A KID AND LOOKING BACK ON THAT IT, IT’S SO COOL. THE THINGS THAT YOU THOUGHT, SO IT DEFINITELY IS A GREAT WAY TO MAKE WRITING FUN. YEAH. YOUR NEXT TIP IS TO MAKE GREETING CARDS. YES, THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT THING AND ALSO TO SAVE SOME MONEY, AS WELL. BUT, THIS IS A WAY TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN ABOUT WRITING POEMS AND PUTTING — GIVING CARDS OUT TO PEOPLE THEY KNOW, SO THEY’RE BEING GENEROUS AT THE SAME TIME. BASICALLY ONE WANT TO TAKE THEM TO A GROCERY STORE OR TO THE LIBRARY, MAYBE GET SOME BOOKS ON POEMS TO GET EXAMPLES. ALSO AT THE GROCERY STORE, IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT GREETING CARDS, A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT TO DO, BUT THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR THEM TO MAKE FOR BIRTHDAYS, UPCOMING HOLIDAYS, FAMILY MEMBERS, NOW THEY’RE BEING VERY CREATIVE AND LEARNING A STYLE OF WRITING POEMS, WHICH AGAIN, IT’S A LOT OF FUN. THEY DON’T REALIZE THAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY LEARNING A SKILL. IT’S REALLY SPECIAL TO GIVE A CARD THAT YOU’VE MADE. ABSOLUTELY. MOST DUTIES REALLY LOVE THAT. YOU’RE NEXT ACTIVITY IS CALLED LETTER TO A CHARACTER. THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT FUN THING. I THINK ALL OF THESE ARE REALLY FUN THINGS TO DO WITH THE YOUNGER KIDS, BUT HERE, NOW LET’S SAY THERE’S A PARTICULAR STORY THAT YOUR CHILD REALLY LIKES, MAY BE THE HARRY POTTER SERIES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. PICK A FAVORITE CHARACTER AND SAY LET’S WRITE A LETTER TO THAT CHARACTER AND WHAT QUESTIONS YOU WANT TO ASK. YOU CAN HELP THEM COME UP WITH THE QUESTIONS. AFTER THAT, THEY CAN PRETEND THEY ARE THE CHARACTER AND ANSWER THE QUESTION. THIS AGAIN, IT’S A LOT OF FUN FOR THE CHILD. WHAT THEY DON’T REALIZE, NOW YOU’RE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH THEM, THIS IS HOW YOU WRITE A LETTER, THIS IS HOW YOU DO YOUR GREETING, YOUR SALUTATION, THIS IS HOW YOU ADDRESS AN ENVELOPE. WHEN THEY HAVE TO DO THESE THINGS IN SCHOOLING, IT WILL BE EASIER FOR THEM. AND THEY’RE WRITING A LETTER, TOO, WHICH IS FUN FOR THEM. ABSOLUTELY. THE LAST ACTIVITY IS CALLED WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. YEAH, THIS IS ANOTHER ONE THAT’S REALLY A LOT OF FUN. AGAIN, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER KIDS, SO YOU READ A STORY WITH THEM. AT THE END OF THE STORY, YOU SAY OK, WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN NEXT. HAVE THEM WRITE WHAT THE NEXT CHAPTER WOULD BE AFTER THE END OF THAT STORY, WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST LIKELY THING TO HAPPEN. AGAIN, REALLY GETS THEIR CREATIVE JUICES GOING, THE CHILD IS USING THEIR IMAGINATION TO COME UP WITH THAT NEXT STORY. IT HELPS THEM LEARN HOW THE CHARACTERS INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER. YOU CAN HAVE THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORY, MAYBE THEY REFERENCE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED, BUT WASN’T ACTUALLY WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE BOOK. THEY COULD WRITE THAT CHAPTER OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT SCENE. THIS, AGAIN, REALLY GETS THEM LEARNING TO WRITE. IT’S A LOT OF FUN AND THEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO DO THESE ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOL, IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER, AND THEY ARE REALLY LEARNING TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. AND THEY’RE USING THEIR IMAGINATION, WHICH ALL CHILDREN ARE DOING ANYWAY. IT’S GREAT TO INCORPORATE THAT INTO THESE FUN WRITING EXERCISES. WE HAVE THESE FUN EVENTS. NEXT MONDAY, SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH, WHICH IS THE 12th 12th THIS MONTH, WE WILL BE THERE WITH OUR CRAFT AND AGAIN, $1.99 FOR A CHILD’S MEAL AT TEXAS ROAD HOUSE. WE HAVE OUR USUAL COURSE IS THAT BEING THE TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THIS WEEK, WE WILL BE DOING HOMEWORK WORKSHOP FROM 6:30 TO 7:30. OUR ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE, THE S.A.T. GUIDE, AS WELL. 7:30 TO 8:30 AND WE HAVE A THIRD SPECIAL ONE, WHICH IS REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT, I THINK THAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE IN 12th 12th GRADE OR 11th GRADE, YOU’RE WRITING YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION. THIS IS A REALLY EXCELLENT WORKSHOP, HOW TO WRITE A COLLEGE ESSAY. IT’S AN HOUR LONG, 11:00 THIS SATURDAY, THE 10th, OK, AND YOU’LL LEARN TIPS TO ORGANIZE OUR ESSAY, HOW TO GET IT STARTED, BECAUSE THAT’S A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE COLLEGE APPLICATION. ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S A GREAT WORKSHOP TO HELP THOSE STUDENTS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR ALL THIS GREAT ADVICE. MY PLEASURE AS ALWAYS. PARENTS WHO WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ARE