Skill-Building Activities

Use these resources, skill-building activities, and expert advice to help your child excel in his academics.

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills
10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer
11 Everyday Ways to Learn Math While Having Fun
Balloon Fun
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
10 Everyday Ways to Keep Your Child Reading While Having Fun
Fun with Weights
10 Everyday Ways to Explore Science While Having Fun
Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold by Jan Brett
Egg Drop
Air, Air, Everywhere
Volcano Experiment
Flashlight Fun
Brainstorming Activity
The Three Little Pigs retold by James Marshall
5 Common Handwriting Struggles and How to Solve Them
Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
The Greenhouse Effect Experiments
Benefits of Reading as a Teen
How to Get Your Kids to Love Math
Secret Message
It Felt Like...
When I Grow Up
Teaching Kids About Roman Numerals
Cloud Watching
Every Number Counts
The Using Your Senses Game
Math Codes
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Am I a Circle, Square, Triangle, or Rectangle?
I Love You Because…
Flower Tinting
Linguistic Gift-Boosting Activities
Shopping Math
Go West, Young Kids
Logical-Mathematical Gift-Boosting Activities
15-Minute Reading Activities
Evaporation Experiment
Fill in the Blanks
Skill Building Through Play
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Oonga Boonga by Frieda Wishinsky
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Muddied Waters
City Guide
The Gravity of the Situation
7 Great Places to Squeeze in Summer Learning
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Household Road Signs
Secret Mathematical Formulas
Wise Animals
What Color is Love?
Ordering by Distance: Near or Far
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Who Loves You?
Making and Reading Maps