7 Meal-time Tricks to Avoid Sensory Meltdowns Sensory

Meal-time Meltdowns: Sensory Kids For most of us, mealtime is a heaven-send. Food cures cases of the grumps. The varieties of flavors and textures trigger positive chemical releases in the brain. Filling your stomach creates a sense of satisfaction and overall contentment. What’s not to enjoy? Well, anyone who knows a picky eater, especially if you’re the parent of one, you know that mealtimes can...

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5 Classroom Sensory Tricks for Your Child Sensory

Classroom Sensory Tricks If you have ever received a note from your child’s teacher or a phone call saying your child seems to be disconnected from the class and isn’t grasping concepts, you may not know exactly what is happening to your child. Why are they acting out? Why are they fidgeting in their seat? Why can’t they focus? Even if your child is pulling...

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Why relationships are so important when building a child’s brain Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Dawne Clarke Why relationships are so important when building a child’s brain I’ve been writing about how children’s brains are developed, and in particular how physical literacy helps build a strong brain. Building a brain is like building a house, with a strong foundation and four walls of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. And early experiences become the building blocks that...

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4 Fun and Simple Games to Build Strong Writing Skills Writing

Writing Skills: A Strong Foundation This post may contain affiliate links which helps us create quality content to share with you. The views and opinions expressed are purely the opinion of Integrated Learning Strategies. As our children grow from toddlers to entering preschool, grade school, middle school and high school, we begin to feel more and more pressure as parents to ensure they are ready...

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5 Great Activities to do with a Sensory Crash Pad Sensory

Crash Pad Activities: Sensory Disorder We’ve talked about the benefits of having a crash pad in your home. Now it’s time to talk about what activities your child can do with a crash pad. Remember, the importance of having a crash pad at home is to help your children build their motor planning skills, which leads to better focus and attention in the classroom so...

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Summer 2015 Event Winners Announced Events

Summer 2015 Event Winners Our summer is already shaping up to be a busy one meeting lots of wonderful families and kids. At each event, we select a winner for a great prize to keep kids learning while staying active. The best part is the activities are always fun and the kids don’t even realize they are learning. Drum roll please for this year’s summer winners…...

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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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5 Fantastic Boredom Busting Activities for Kids Physical Literacy

Boredom Busting Activities By Whitney Hollingshead If you are on the hunt for some new boredom busters, give these ideas a try! These simple activities will keep your kids entertained for hours. Better yet, your children will spend their hours developing skills that will help them throughout life. These five ideas combined will help your child explore inventing, marketing, designing, writing, cooking, and dancing: 1. Invent-a-Toy...

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Signs and Symptoms of Struggling Child with Receptive and Expressive Language Education

Receptive and Expressive Language Have you ever watched as a baby develops language skills? Have you ever studied a language different from your native language? Have you ever stopped to think about how language develops? It can be quite interesting. Understanding how language skills develop helps us understand if our children need extra language development help. Language has two types: receptive and expressive. Receptive language...

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Articulation and Enunciation: The Mysteries Behind Your Child’s Language Development Development

Articulation and Enunciation: The mysteries behind your child’s language development Other parts in our Language Development Series: Speech versus Language Signs and symptoms of receptive versus expressive language Articulation and Enunciation Late bloomer or language delay? Early language intervention As a review, speech is about how we form words, how we say words, and how well people around us understand the words we speak. The...

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