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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Breastfed Babies Leads to Smarter Kids Development

Staff Post: Catherine Wiberg Benefits of Breastfeeding This article is about breast feeding and how it supports brain development. Before I share the information from studies, articles, and textbooks, I want to say that breastfeeding is not every mother’s experience. Personally, I was unable to breastfeed my children. I tried with each child. I did not have health concerns that prevented the safety of breastfeeding....

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5 Writing Activities to Improve Your Child’s Writing Efficiency Writing

Writing Activities  In our other post on writing, we talked about some sneaky things we, as parents, can do to train our children to be better writers, but the question remains: Are there activities we can have them do to train them up? The answer is obviously yes. And, some of these fun writing activities will help your child learn valuable writing tools without you...

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Here’s the parenting miracle that everyone’s been looking for Parenting

Guest Blog Post Lori Fireman Here’s the parenting miracle that everyone’s been looking for Most of us parents are familiar with the old “This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign, but if you think that was scary, you should see what your brain looks like when you don’t do enough physical activity. Talk about frying your mind! An article in The...

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6 Activities to Improve a Child’s Spatial Awareness Education

Spatial Awareness When I was little, my parents decided to enroll me in soccer, and I’ll be honest, I was terrible at the sport. I was slow and clumsy and could not understand all the positions of the game. When the ball was kicked to me, I’d usually miss as I tried kicking it back to my teammate and I don’t think I ever scored...

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Sensory Processing: Tantrums, Tags, Sounds, Light Sensitivity Sensory

Sensory Processing I’m sure we’ve all had to spend far more time quelling temper tantrums or trying to subdue unruly behavior than we ever wanted to. But some parents deal with a level of tantrums and behavior that leave them feeling overwhelmed and defeated. It’s easy to tell there is something wrong, but it seems impossible to find a solution that makes anything better. I...

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