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Is YouTube For Kids?: The Pros and Cons of Kids on YouTube

Kids of all ages love YouTube. YouTube has become a stronghold in kids’ lives, whether it be for free school help, entertainment, or tutorial videos, but YouTube safety for kids is a complicated issue. The freedom for kids to video-surf on YouTube comes with stellar benefits, and likewise, some risk of harm. So, what kind of relationship would you like your child to have with the online video platform?

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3 Clear Signs Your Child Is Struggling With Online Learning

Kids nationwide have had a record-breaking number of set-backs this past school year, from a sudden and messy transition online to lonely and overwhelming virtual school days. Although students seem to have adjusted, many are struggling to just tread water while learning online. How could you recognize if your child is struggling? And what could you do to help ease the woes of online learning and make it more sustainable and comfortable?

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COVID-19 & Learning Loss: 3 Critical Reasons to Choose Your Summer Camp Carefully

By hook or by crook, you and your child are finishing one of the most challenging and nightmarish school years in recent history, congrats! Before your child gets too excited to sleep-in and watch TikToks, it’s time to talk about summer camp! The educational opportunities lost due to COVID-19 this year are daunting, so how should you be weighing your summer plans? Here are three considerations you may want to take.

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NYC Public Schools: Closing Out the 2020-21 School Year

Take a breath, we’ve nearly made it! This past school year has been our hardest yet. We’re nearing 10 weeks to the end of the school year, but what will those weeks look like? Luckily, the NYC Department of Education has provided updates recently that may help us answer that question. Parents and students can expect to see the effect of changes in testing and school closure criteria in weeks to come.

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About Tip-Top Brain

A peek into the people and pedagogy that makes Tip-Top Brain a premier learning center. From our incredible students and staff, find out more about our center and mission.

Back to School

Going back to school, the annual balancing act of preparing your child emotionally and mentally, as well as academically comes but once per year. Back to school has taken on a new look in the age of COVID-19; so, what does “back to school” mean this year?

Elementary School

Elementary school-aged kids are amidst their most formative years, hitting developmental milestones like clockwork. Each new teacher, grade, and test, teach us more about our young learner, but what else might we learn?

High School

High School, the final frontier. High school is the big league, and with college around the corner, big questions can begin to pop up. What should students expect? What might they need to know?

Learning

Unsurprisingly, learning takes on different forms for different students. From elementary school to high school, and struggling to striving, learning is a complicated process. Luckily, education researchers, policymakers, and administrators may be able to help illuminate the subject.

Middle School

Middle school is a rite of passage underscored by physical transformations, social pressures, and new freedoms. Navigating middle school can be challenging, but there’s no shortage of advice at middle schooler’s disposal.

Programs

Tip-Top Brain offers a myriad of programs throughout the year. Whether you’ve got a young learner at home, or a soon-to-be-teen, Tip-Top Brain is a trusted source of carefully crafted tutoring, testing, and enrichment programs.

Special Education

School demands a lot of students and parents alike. Students with learning disabilities can face an especially steep climb on their educational journey. What should parents with children who require special education know?

STEM

STEM serves as an abbreviation for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” and you may have seen it plastered in classrooms, websites, and brochures. STEM is widely considered to be the “future,” and more and more easily, young learners can be a part of it.

Student Behavior

What are the must-knows of student behavior? Our child may not always be able to, nor want to, articulate what they’re thinking or feeling, but they’re probably telling us with their behavior.

Testing & Test Prep

Love it or hate it, testing is likely a pillar of your child’s education. The experience of testing can vary greatly between students and plays to each’s strengths and weaknesses. Test preparation can play a critical role in achieving the results students are aiming for.

Tutoring

Tutoring is an increasingly popular means of academic support through direct instruction. But, what is tutoring really? The answer is complicated, as tutoring comes in many shapes and sizes, and meets vastly different needs for different students.

Virtual Learning

“Virtual learning” is a phrase all too familiar to most of us now. Virtual learning is shrouded in horror stories and mythology, but what’s the truth? Can virtual learning be effective? And what role do students, parents, and teachers play in it?

Have any unanswered questions? Worried about the upcoming school year? Let us help!

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