(BPT) - Inspiring kids' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) now could help prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that occupations related to STEM are projected to grow 13 percent by 2022 - faster than projections for all other occupations over the same time.
(BPT) - Children are hard-wired to play. However, busy schedules, homework, classes and structured activities like sports and dance classes can often get in the way of allowing kids to feel free to express that natural behavior. While these things are important, it's just as important to recognize that play has a purpose in a child's development and it's an important consideration for parents and educators, says parenting expert and author Jessica Joelle Alexander.
(BPT) - It's the way your baby gazes into your eyes as if pondering the meaning of life. It's how your infant grabs onto your shirt to play with the buttons and collar. It's your toddler stacking and sorting, as if addressing a problem that only he can solve. These are all examples of curiosity at work, and it's something all kids have in common.
Many children who have learning disorders, also known as learning disabilities, struggle for a long time before being diagnosed. This can affect a child's self-esteem and motivation. Understand how to recognize signs that might signal learning disorders and what you can do to help your child. What are some common types of learning disorders?
(BPT) - Today's college students are just as likely to be moms and dads themselves, full-time and part-time employees or members of the U.S. armed forces. Many students juggle work and family, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that 62 percent of students work full- or part-time, and 29 percent have at least one dependent.
(BPT) - As your child is wrapping up their high school career and making plans for college, there is often a mix of emotions for everyone involved. On one side, you and your student may be feeling a sense of pride and excitement for the ambitious plans ahead. However, as with any transition, graduation may come with some anxiety because of the unknown.
Tests can cause anxiety in a lot of students. One way to ease the stress is to properly prepare. Take a look at some tips on how to study for tests. Be prepared: Make sure you are aware of when your test is taking place as soon as possible. Start by getting as much information about the test as you can, including what material it will cover, what format the test will be in, and how many points it's worth.
The number of children who read digitally is on the rise, according to a report called "The Children's Digital Book Market: The future looks bright." In both the U.S. and Canada, e-book sales for children have increased substantially for some companies. No matter how you may feel about digital books, this is great news.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language. People with dyslexia have normal intelligence and usually have normal vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role.