Tag: education


Halloween Sensory Activities on Fox 13’s The Place Sensory

Halloween Sensory Activities on Fox 13’s The Place We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun Halloween sensory activities to encourage sensory learning for kids with sensory overload, meltdowns at holiday parties, unexplained aggression and anxiety. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, especially when it comes to Halloween costumes and candy. Holidays are the best time to give...

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Vision Development, Not Glasses May be the Answer to Reading Development

Importance of Child Vision Development I’m sure we’ve all heard the random facts about our infants’ visual capabilities. We hear things like they can’t see color, they don’t see very far, they only recognize outlines of faces. We can also take these facts a step further to several that you may not have heard before. Newborns see better out of their peripheral vision. They can...

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LEARNING APPS: 15 Apps for Learning Challenges, Emotional Grounding and Non-Verbal Kids Education

15 Kids Apps for Learning Disabilities We’re guest posting about wonderful apps for learning for kids who struggle with learning challenges on Sunshine and Hurricanes. Since I began working with children more than 20 years ago, the number of children with learning challenges and learning disabilities has not only increased, but the issues they face have become harder to remedy. Luckily, with all the amazing...

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10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas Education

10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas By Whitney Hollingshead Summer is quickly coming to an end and back to school is on the horizon. As you plan for the coming school year, don’t forget to prepare a plan for after school snacks. Odds are you will soon be searching for some quick, tasty, and yet relatively healthy snacks to tide your hungry kids over until dinner...

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Outdoor play gives your kids more than fresh air Physical Literacy

Outdoor play gives your kids more than fresh air Guest Blog Post Lori Fireman When I was a little girl, for several magical years we lived with my grandparents. Aside from spoiling us with love (and candy, of course), my brother and I had the great fortune to play in their backyard, which led into a ravine. We ran, we chased squirrels, we played in...

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Back to Basics with Back to School Goals Education

Back to Basics with Back to School Goals  By Alyssa Craig The summer has flown by and the beginning of the school year is right around the corner. This is a great time to get your family together and make some back to school goals. Your goals can cover everything from healthy eating, to getting homework done, to setting financial goals individually and as a...

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FOX 13’s THE PLACE: How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities Education

How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about getting kids ready for back to school with sensory activities to keep children quiet in the classroom. The right, but surprisingly “wrong” types of activities are helping children to stay focused and attentive in school. Teachers are now using these types of activities...

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Use our Skills Builder tool to help your child develop physical literacy Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Dawne Clarke Use our Skills Builder tool to help your child develop physical literacy Does your child have physical literacy? Should you care? If you want your child to have the best opportunities in life, then yes. What is physical literacy? Simply put it’s a collection of basic movement and sport skills such as running, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing and kicking. The earlier...

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION: Visual Charts for Kids Struggling with Executive Function & Organization Executive Functioning

Executive Function: Visual Planning Charts for Unorganized Kids Oftentimes children who struggle with Executive Function also struggle with organization and need to break down simple tasks through visualization. When creating visual planning charts, kids may find tasks to be less daunting and manageable as they get ready for school, complete chores, do their homework and find activities to keep them active after school. Preparing charts...

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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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