Education


FOX 13’s THE PLACE: How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities Education

How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about getting kids ready for back to school with sensory activities to keep children quiet in the classroom. The right, but surprisingly “wrong” types of activities are helping children to stay focused and attentive in school. Teachers are now using these types of activities...

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7 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety During Timed Tests Education

Help with Anxiety during Test-Taking As parents, we may know a little thing or two about test-taking when we were younger and all the anxiety that comes with it. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t feel jittery or anxious the day of a major test, especially those that determined a grade, placement or entry into a major school or university. So, it is no surprise...

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The Most Common Problem that is Not a Learning Disability Education

Building Self Confidence What do you think the most common problem is when a new child walks into my center? ADHD? Autism? Reading struggles? If you guessed any of these answers, I’m sorry to say, but you are wrong. Let me share a story with you. A few years ago I had a little boy walk into my center that was non-verbal and very shy....

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Sensory learning games that kids will love Education

Sensory learning games that kids will love We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about how fun summer activities help kids learn and perform better in the classroom. It was a great experience sharing how we can help children achieve academic success. Fox 13’s The Place Activities help with speech and language development, math skills, writing and pencil grip, and last but not...

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It Takes a Community to “Educate” a Child Education

Community: “Educate” a Child Moving. As a child, moving to a new home is one of the scariest ideas. We learn to love the place we grew up in, the friends we make and of course the memories we create. As a parent, it can be even more terrifying, especially when the happiness of your child is one of the most important things we take...

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The Top Key Differences in Your Child’s Speech and Language Development Education

By Catherine Wiberg ILS Staff Blogger Integrated Learning Strategies is always trying to give parents new information, new insights, and new ways to help their children. Because of that, we will be doing two blog series: one on language and one on speech. This article will explain the difference so you can choose which series interests you most as the blogs continue. Many people think...

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The Best Guide for Letter and Word Recognition Education

By Catherine Wiberg ILS Staff Blogger Word Recognition from Early Age Have you ever noticed that kids learn to recognize their favorite places and favorite books without knowing how to read the words or the signs? Yes, sometimes it’s the pictures, but consider: words are pictures, too. They are a system to recognize the meaning of something, just like a picture. Eventually, children learn the...

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6 Activities to Improve a Child’s Spatial Awareness Education

Spatial Awareness When I was little, my parents decided to enroll me in soccer, and I’ll be honest, I was terrible at the sport. I was slow and clumsy and could not understand all the positions of the game. When the ball was kicked to me, I’d usually miss as I tried kicking it back to my teammate and I don’t think I ever scored...

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Is My Child Lazy or is it a Learning Challenge? Education

Laziness vs. Learning Disability Do you ever feel like you are the older brother in Big Hero 6, Tadashi, who is always trying to get his younger brother, Hiro, to make more of himself and reach his potential? If you are like me and loved that movie, you already know that Tadashi struggled with Hiro because he saw all the intelligence and genius within him,...

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Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Activities Education

Valentine’s Day Activities Red and pink is everywhere. Hearts of all shapes and sizes line the walls of every store, school hallway and home. It is that time of year where all ages celebrate the meaning of love. Adults go out on special dates, while children get to share their Valentine’s love a little differently. Traditionally, the heart has been the symbol of Valentine’s Day....

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