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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Smart Morning Routine to Beat Morning Madness with Your Child Parent's Corner

Smart Morning Routine to Beat Morning Madness with Your Child To give you a taste of weekday mornings at my house, I offer you the image of Prince Phillip fighting Maleficent as the gargantuan dragon in Sleeping Beauty. My house is full of night owls. Waking up any of us is a task I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. So having one of my kiddos start...

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Easy Where’s Waldo Pumpkin Spice Play Dough Sensory Activities Sensory

Where’s Waldo Pumpkin Spice Play Dough Sensory Activities This post contains affiliate links. Fall is my favorite time of year and also one of the best seasons for getting children involved in more sensory play activities that help them learn and grow. Many of the students at our center constantly need that sensory stimulation to help sharpen their minds and bodies for higher learning in...

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You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Physical Literacy

You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Guest Blog Post Shelley Boettcher Shawn Carr’s daughter, Madison, is a smart kid, who spends plenty of time skiing and camping with her family. But a few years ago, during a parent-teacher interview in elementary school, Carr brought up Madison’s self-esteem. Was she happy at school? Was she fitting in? Yes, said her then-teacher, Sue Moleski,...

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Amazing Nutritious Greek Dip: After School Snacks for Brighter Minds Nutrition

Nutritious Greek Dip: After School Snacks for Brighter Minds Tasty, nutritious, and oh so easy to make greek dip! The perfect after school, before homework snack for the health conscious mama! School is back in session, and one of the challenges we are facing is after school snacking! I don’t know about you guys, but just coming up with a healthy lunch option is stretching...

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