9 Sensory Tricks to Stop Child Anxiety at Family Theme Parks Sensory

Sensory Tricks for Theme Parks I have to be honest, roller coasters were never my favorite, mostly because I get sick on the rides, especially those that spin round and round. Tea cups? Forget it! There is no way I’d make it without getting dizzy and queasy. Ever since I was a child, I always had motion sickness and would need to ride in the...

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3 Cool Math Games Using Sorting and Organizing Activities math

Math Activities: Sorting & Organizing As a mom, the words sorting and organizing make me cringe just a little. It brings to mind things like sorting that pile of laundry that’s turned into a replica of Mt. Everest, or organizing that room/cupboard/drawer/enter any place in your house that has become a haven for those things you just don’t quite know what to do with. Basically,...

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How to know if your child has Stress or Anxiety Parent's Corner

Is it Stress or Anxiety? Your child seems to have many fears, is anxious and overwhelmed at home, in large crowds, in school, around other children, or in unfamiliar surroundings. Is it anxiety or is it every day stress? Anxiety and stress come in many different shapes and sizes. However, anxiety can be caused by a mental illness or an anxiety disorder.  How do we...

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7 Smart Sensory Tricks for Kids who have trouble Sleeping Sensory

Sensory Tricks: Sleep routines to help troubled sleepers Bedtime. It’s crazy how one thing can bring insanity and salvation all rolled into one. As parents, sometimes the only minute we get to breathe is that sigh of relief we let out when we know our kids are finally asleep. But man did we have to work for that breath. With four kids, bedtime at my...

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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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Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing I think just about every parent has spoken some version of the phrase, “Are you even listening to me?” to their child. It’s flat out frustrating to think that they’re ignoring us. Is it nonchalance? Is it defiance? Do they have a legit hearing problem? And they’re usually quick to disprove your hearing loss theory when they overhear you...

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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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15 Summer Chores for Everyday Kids Parent's Corner

Summer Chores for Kids Author: Alyssa Craig For those children who are on break during the school year, summer can quickly become monotonous as they struggle to find ways to fill their agenda. Luckily for you, there are great ways you can put the kids to work that will them fill their time in a meaningful way and help them learn some great skills, including...

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Build your child’s brain by giving them lots of experiences to explore Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Dawne Clarke Build your child’s brain by giving them lots of experiences to explore Our child’s brain is a most amazing organ. Its structure is established in the early years of life, so how can you ensure that your children’s brains are healthy, well developed, and will last a lifetime? Building your child’s brain is like building a house. The first five...

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