The Learning Secret to Planning the Perfect Family Vacations Events

Involve Children in Planning Family Vacations What will you do this summer with your children? Will they visit any distant family? Will out-of-state family come to visit you? What will you do for holidays? When do you have work holidays? When does your spouse have work holidays? Whatever shall you do with all your “free time?” Our children ask these questions also. When they return...

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Language Development: What to Expect at Different Ages Development

Language Milestones at Different Ages Other parts in our Language Development Series: Speech versus Language Signs and symptoms of receptive versus expressive language Late bloomer or language delay? Early language intervention As you hear little “Johnny” crying from across the room, you are probably thinking to yourself, “is he hungry? Is he in pain? Does he need to be held?” In an instant, just as...

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Patriotic Foam Sensory Activity to Go Out with a Bang Sensory

Patriotic Foam Sensory Activity The 4th of July holiday is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled! I love this time of year because it reminds me of breakfast in the canyons, parades, fireworks, long summer days, warm weather, family parties, and it gives us a chance to celebrate America’s Independence Day. If you are like me, I get excited, even giddy,...

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27 Summer Activities to Keep Your Child’s Mind Active Parent's Corner

27 Summer Activities to Keep Your Child’s Mind Active Summer is upon us! School is ending (or has ended). Do our children need to stop learning, let the brains completely rest, shut down even, during the summer? Do they need to sit and do homework every day to be sure their brains don’t rot before the new school year? The answer to both questions is,...

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Sensory Toys You won’t want to Leave at Home on Your Road Trip Sensory

This article provides helpful sensory toys for summer road trips. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  With summer just around the corner, many parents often ask me what they can bring on long car rides and road trips to keep their kids busy and happy while they drive. More importantly, they want to know how to help their children who struggle with ADHD and...

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The Easiest Recipe for Making Your Own Play Dough Development

Summer is the best time to keep your child’s mind and body active. Learning never ends, but we can make it more fun for kids. In fact, we can create opportunities and plan activities that help kids learn without them even knowing it. One of the best ways to do this is with play dough. Play dough is great for helping your kids build their...

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The Top Key Differences in Your Child’s Speech and Language Development Education

By Catherine Wiberg ILS Staff Blogger Integrated Learning Strategies is always trying to give parents new information, new insights, and new ways to help their children. Because of that, we will be doing two blog series: one on language and one on speech. This article will explain the difference so you can choose which series interests you most as the blogs continue. Many people think...

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The Best Guide for Letter and Word Recognition Education

By Catherine Wiberg ILS Staff Blogger Word Recognition from Early Age Have you ever noticed that kids learn to recognize their favorite places and favorite books without knowing how to read the words or the signs? Yes, sometimes it’s the pictures, but consider: words are pictures, too. They are a system to recognize the meaning of something, just like a picture. Eventually, children learn the...

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You’ll never guess what these doctors are prescribing to kids Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Emilie Roy This morning, just like every other morning, I was reading the news on the web when I had to take an extra sip of coffee and wipe my glasses. The headline read: Quebec doctors prescribe more exercise. This is an historic moment. Prevention prevails over treatment. Physical activity, not pills. Monkey bars more than medication. Louis Godin, president of the Quebec Federation of...

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Math Games in the Kitchen: How do Your Kids Measure Up? math

How to Use Math in the Kitchen Before my children were school-age, I tried to find fun ways to introduce math to them on their levels. As many parents, I worked with them counting toys, toes, fingers, snacks, and so forth. This began what I hoped would become a love for numbers and math. I also let my small children help in the kitchen by...

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