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Homework Help, or Homework Hurt?

Bedtime Math A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late (Macmillan Children's), by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot

I’m taking part in a blog tour today with Laura Overdeck, author of Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late (review). Basically, I asked her a couple of questions and she sent me an elegant essay. I was not compensated for posting her answer. I’m just sharing because I think her post is helpful to other parents too. Here’s what I asked her:

  • How much help should parents give their child on their homework?
  • Should parents double check their kids’ math homework? My wife thinks I should double check their work. But I don’t think I should because they should be able to do this on their own. Double checking is a skill they need to learn. I can’t double check their tests at school.

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Bedtime Math, Jack the Giant Slayer and Foster Farms Giveaways Winners

Good morning, dads and moms. Did everyone have a fun and safe Fourth of July? We did, but we wish everyone would stop lighting fireworks at night now. Anyway, I have three winner announcements today. First, here is the current open giveaway on my giveaway blog:

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Book Review and Giveaway: Bedtime Math – A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late

Bedtime Math A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late (Macmillan Children's), by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot

I received the upcoming Bedtime Math book for review on my dad blog. I love the idea behind the book, which is to teach kids to love math. As parents, we all read bedtime stories to our kids. As a result, children love books. But what about math? Shouldn’t we read them mathtime stories too? That’s the premise of the book. Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late was written by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot. The hardcover book will be available June 25, 2013. It is intended for children ages 3-8. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s, you can win this excellent book on my blog.

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