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Best Parent Pointers to Support 5th-Grade Common Core Math Homework math

Best Parent Pointers to Support 5th-Grade Common Core Math Homework I hear the woes from parents and kids frequently about their struggles with Common Core Math. This change is not easy, the math standards are very different from when we were in elementary. Each grade brings its own challenges as the student is expected to expand their working knowledge of multiple math concepts that can...

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Thanksgiving Day Game Plan to Combat Sensory Overload Sensory

Thanksgiving Day Game Plan to Combat Sensory Overload Thanksgiving is full of wonderful things. The smell of food fills the air. We get to eat that wonderful smelling food. We get to catch up with family members. Kids get to run around and play with cousins. Pie (because honestly, it deserves its own category). And what’s thanksgiving without football and the die-hard fans cheering at...

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How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it Development

How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it Another wonderful article in the Washington post written by Angela Hanscom from TimberNook about the importance of play-based activities to help children build their fine motor skills, reflexes, balance and coordination, and sensory systems. All of these activities support what we do at our center and how it’s helping child development in the...

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How to Recognize if My Child’s Anger Issues are Normal or if it’s Something More Parenting

How to Recognize if My Child’s Anger Issues are Normal or if it’s Something More Anger is not unusual or unfamiliar for most parents. As children grow older, they explore their emotions and develop a sense of emotional intelligence as they cope with tough issues at school, at home and with friends. However, when anger issues become a reoccurring problem that lead to bad behavior,...

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Why Mindful Exercises are Busting the 4th-Grade Common Core Math Slump math

Why Mindful Exercises are Busting the 4th Grade Common Core Math Slump When researching Common Core Math topics for fourth-graders, I stumbled onto a rather fascinating study that was published in 2015 in Time Magazine. The headline caught my eye, and as I read further, I became more intrigued. I found myself recognizing some of the activities that were mentioned in the article and others...

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Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher Development

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher As I think back to the time when I was in kindergarten, I realize how much has changed. What was once naptime, coloring, painting, and running around the playground at recess, is now a place for reading, writing, sitting still in your chair and an introduction to math facts. Even preschool is now...

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LOW MUSCLE TONE: Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child’s Learning? Development

Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child’s Learning? Muscle tone. It’s a word most of us would associate with body builders and fitness buffs. But do you think of a child with speech problems? The kid slumped over on their desk at school? Or the clumsy child dropping their pencils and fumbling around the playground. Muscle tone may not be what you think and...

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What My 3rd Grader Needs to Know about Common Core Math math

What My 3rd Grader Needs to Know about Common Core Math Third grade is a huge transition year for the child gaining a solid knowledge base in many subjects. Math is no exception to this. Many times a child can get by or “fly under the radar” with math concepts in first and second grade, but hits a wall in third grade. There are many...

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How to Combat 2nd Grade Common Core Math Woes math

How to Combat 2nd Grade Common Core Math Woes This post contains affiliate links. Many children struggle with the new Common Core Math standards. Multiple reasons exist, but one of the main issues we see is your child trying to tackle the idea of being able to explain how you arrived at the answer – not just memorizing a formula. In the end, as long...

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In this classroom, the kids can’t sit still Physical Literacy

In this classroom, the kids can’t sit still Wonderful article in the Washington Post about how one school is using play-based learning activities to “have students involved with some type of physical activity while helping their brains.” We often talk about how important these types of movement activities connect the neural pathways in the brain for higher learning. That is why so many children with...

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