Education


Types of Attention: Why Attention and Focus Issues are Confused for ADHD Education

Types of Attention: Why Attention Issues are Confused for ADHD This article explores types of attention and why attention issues are often confused for ADHD. Does it seem like your child is constantly daydreaming? Do they forget things frequently? Do you often wonder if your child will ever start paying attention? These are common questions that parents ask themselves on a daily basis when they are coping...

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Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids Education

Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun back to front brain-building exercises encouraging sensory-motor activities that help with receptive and expressive language so children can follow class instructions. Exercises also help sensory overload, meltdowns, attention, behavior, focus and fidgeting. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, smells, and noises, especially when it...

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Washington Post Image Education

Recess: It’s important. Does your child get enough of it? Great article originally posted in the Washington Post by Emily Sohn discussing the importance of recess and how children aren’t getting the movement they need to excel in the classroom. Full details below. Article written by Emily Sohn My son is in second grade at a public school that offers 15 minutes of recess after...

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Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Education

Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Guest Post We as parents want the best for our children. We want to raise a generation of healthy, intelligent, society-contributing individuals that can make a difference in the world. In order to do so, we read parenting books, download the brain development apps, feed our kids the best money can buy, and quickly buy...

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5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Education

5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Parent Teacher Conference. When that moment arrives, I’m always a ball of nerves. As a parent, I love to hear about my children’s successes. I already know they’re wonderful, but I also know that they’re perfectly imperfect human beings. So as much as I know I should be embracing the opportunity to help them embrace and...

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Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers Education

Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers The post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of the best holidays to get your kids excited about reading, especially those early readers who are just learning their letters, sight words and sounds. There are so many fun books for Halloween available that will get your kids in the Halloween spirit and it’s such a great...

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15 Kids Apps for Learning Disabilities Education

15 Kids Apps for Learning Disabilities We’re guest posting about wonderful apps for learning for kids who struggle with learning challenges on Sunshine and Hurricanes. Since I began working with children more than 20 years ago, the number of children with learning challenges and learning disabilities has not only increased, but the issues they face have become harder to remedy. Luckily, with all the amazing...

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The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor Education

The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am probably biased, but I have the two cutest grandsons in the world and whenever they are at my house, we love getting our hands dirty with play dough. By the time we are done, we not only have great dinosaur and superhero masterpieces, we also...

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10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas Education

10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas By Whitney Hollingshead Summer is quickly coming to an end and back to school is on the horizon. As you plan for the coming school year, don’t forget to prepare a plan for after school snacks. Odds are you will soon be searching for some quick, tasty, and yet relatively healthy snacks to tide your hungry kids over until dinner...

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