5 Myths About Sensory Processing Disorders Sensory

5 Myths About Sensory Processing Disorders The word is out about Sensory Processing Disorders. Or at least it’s starting to be. The news, Internet, and social media are buzzing with information and articles about Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) and it has people talking. It’s wonderful especially when as many as 1 in 20 children struggle with daily function thanks to SPD and as many as...

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Physical literacy checklist: 2-4 years Physical Literacy

Physical literacy checklist: 2-4 years Guest Blog Post Jim Grove These are some basic fundamental movement skills that your toddler should be learning, and mastering. These contribute to your child becoming physically literate. Running By age two, most toddlers will have started running (some will have started as early as 20 months). They are still a bit unsteady on their feet and they often fall...

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Our Favorite Christmas Books to Help your Child Read Reading

Our Favorite Christmas Books to Help your Child Read This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Welcome to the Winter + Holiday Children Story Books Series hosted by The Jenny Evolution! More than 30 amazing bloggers have gotten together to create winter and holiday-themed books lists that your child is sure to love. During the holiday season, many parents ask me about fun Christmas books Santa or Elf...

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30 Brain-Building Sensory Toys to Buy Your Kids Sensory

30 Brain-Building Sensory Toys to Buy Your Kids This article provides great sensory toys for building your sensory room at home. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Every year parents always ask me what toys they can get their children to help them learn better in the classroom. There are so many toys available, it’s hard to just pick a few. However, there are...

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Too many 4-year-old kids who can’t crawl: study Development

Guest Blog Post AFL Team Too many 4-year-old kids who can’t crawl: study A British study finds that nearly a third of four- and five-year-olds cannot do basic physical movements like crawling or standing on one leg. And the deficiency seems to be linked to poor academic achievement. The UK newspaper Daily Mail summarizes the findings in a recent article: “Sixty children in reception classes...

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Easy way to make your own Sensory Crash Pad Sensory

Easy way to make your own Sensory Crash Pad This post contains affiliate links. Crash, bang, kerplunk! Those all too familiar sounds when your child is running around the playground chasing after their sister or brother or it’s what happens when they fall from the monkey bars. Fortunately, when your little ones are playing at the park or on the swing set in your backyard,...

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How can I help my family and friends understand my child’s behavior and sensory disorder Sensory

How can I help my family understand my child’s behavior and sensory disorder If you have a child with sensory issues, Autism, ADHD or a Sensory a Processing Disorder (SPD), you can empathize with the mother at the store whose child is in the middle of a meltdown, or the child at the next table who is getting overly vocal about how gross their food is...

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Common Core Math: Situations to Avoid When Helping your 6th-Grader Prepare for Jr. High math

Situations to avoid when helping your 6th-Grader prepare for Jr. High Common Core Math Guest Post Katie DeGroot I can’t believe my child will be in Jr. High next year! How many times have you heard this? Or are you saying this about your own child? Jr. High can be an exciting new adventure, but it can also hold some confusing and stressful situations. These...

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Clever Tips to Childproof Your Home Parenting

Clever Tips to Childproof Your Home Who knew that having a two year old was more like having a three-foot tall tornado spinning around your home leaving creative chaos in its wake?  The mess is not the only problem, as for some reason, children love to play with things that offer life-threatening danger: stoves, knives, plugs, medicines, etc.  It is crucial to childproof your home,...

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Best Parent Pointers to Support 5th-Grade Common Core Math Homework math

Best Parent Pointers to Support 5th-Grade Common Core Math Homework I hear the woes from parents and kids frequently about their struggles with Common Core Math. This change is not easy, the math standards are very different from when we were in elementary. Each grade brings its own challenges as the student is expected to expand their working knowledge of multiple math concepts that can...

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