“Ghoulish” Halloween Sensory Activities to Calm Sensory Sensitivity Sensory

“Ghoulish” Halloween Sensory Activities to Calm Sensory Sensitivity This post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of our favorite times of year and what better time to get our kids involved in sensory activities that are not only fun and “ghoulish,” but also target a child’s senses to help them cope with their surroundings and sensory overload. Before we get started, it’s important to remember...

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5 of the Best Brain Building Activities to Help your Child Learn that may Surprise You Physical Literacy

5 of the Best Brain Building Activities to Help your Child Learn that may Surprise You As you prepare your kids for school, it’s a great time to begin thinking of ways to better help your child learn in the classroom. As you know, each child is unique and different, which means his or her learning style is also unique to other children. Some children may learn...

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Support us for National Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Awareness Month Sensory

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Awareness Month You may not have realized it, but October is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Awareness month and we are spreading the word about how to help children and adults with SPD. As many of you know, we have several students who struggle with SPD and other sensory issues. This is a great time and opportunity for us to create more...

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Smart Math Center Activities for Teaching Kindergarteners Common Core Math math

Smart Math Center Activities for Teaching Kindergarteners Common Core Math If you have a kindergartner like mine, when you ask what was something fun they did in school, their answer is usually something like “recess.” However, on occasion I would get another response, which was “centers.” After the first month I was intrigued with what she was actually doing in these “centers.” She seemed quite entertained...

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The Age When Your Child’s Brain Stops Learning Development

The Amazing, Changing Brain Have you ever thought about everything your brain accomplishes? From birth until death, your brain changes to meet your needs and interpret your experiences. Your brain changes with every experience: every sight, every sound, every touch, every thought, every emotion. It then interprets future experiences based on past experiences. Did you know that because every person’s brain constantly changes, parents, teachers,...

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Vision Development, Not Glasses May be the Answer to Reading Development

Importance of Child Vision Development I’m sure we’ve all heard the random facts about our infants’ visual capabilities. We hear things like they can’t see color, they don’t see very far, they only recognize outlines of faces. We can also take these facts a step further to several that you may not have heard before. Newborns see better out of their peripheral vision. They can...

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How to Recognize a Sensory Processing Disorder in Your Child Sensory

What a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Looks Like Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in their child or students. Oftentimes it is seen as a behavioral issue, tantrum or discipline problem, when children with sensory issues tend to react to something in their surroundings or environment.  Sensory issues can have a direct...

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Common Core Math in the Bath Activities for Preschoolers Mathematics

Common Core Math in the Bath Activities for Preschoolers By Katie DeGroot This post contains affiliate links. I was contemplating on a topic for an article series that readers would both enjoy and be able to utilize the information easily. Math has been on my mind due to my children being back in school and it seems that the concepts they are working hardest on...

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Physical Literacy

4 ways to support your child to be physically active in kindergarten Guest Blog Post Sherrie-Mae Guthrie Is your little one heading to kindergarten in the fall? There is so much to be excited about, including school supplies, first day of school outfits, and making new friends. In anticipation of this milestone, you’ve probably been helping them to recognize letters and numbers, reading with them,...

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Critical Developmental Milestones You won’t want Your Child to Miss Development

Critical Developmental Milestones You won’t want Your Child to Miss As a parent, there are few things more exciting than watching your little ones learn a new skill. We cheer them on for something as simple as reaching for a toy for the first time all the way to taking those first steps and learning to tie their own shoes. It’s hard not to wonder...

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