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Teach Your Children Well

Published on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:00am
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Education—whether it’s done in a classroom or in the home—always carries with it some level of challenge. We’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve sat with your children or siblings, trying to show them the basics of algebra. Or maybe you were the student yourself, attempting to remember which capital goes with which country and what year this or that event happened.

At Mid-Continent Public Library, we know that even the most academically talented students hit a wall sometimes, and we’re here to help you work through those tough moments. The Library’s website has online homework help resources that you can access right in the comfort of your own home. You’ll find assistance for both younger students and older ones, right at your fingertips.

Or, if you’re a more hands-on type, you can stop by the Library and take a look at some of the printed materials we have to help students. 

For beginning readers, there are books designed for different ages and skill levels. They can work their way up from the simplest sounds all the way to chapter books. As the youngsters get older, there are workbooks for skills of all types and levels, tutorials for tests, books chock-full of ideas for science fairs or other projects, and even books that give parents help (and encouragement) as they try to make sure their kids are learning to the best of their ability.

We even have some DVDs that delve into school topics, offering additional background information and a visual aspect that helps get some kids invested in their schoolwork.

While you’re here, you can pick up some books to read for fun too. Any teacher can tell you that reading is one of the quickest and surest ways to keep language skills developing and growing properly.

And don’t worry, teachers—we haven’t forgotten you! We have branch staff available to point you to the books and other materials that will make your lesson plans run smoothly all semester long. Sometimes, we’ll even do the work for you, picking out the titles that will help you the most.

Students, teachers, and parents will find plenty at the Library to help them get the most out of education!

Eric C.
Excelsior Springs Branch  

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