Tag: learning disabilities


Writing for Kids: Is it better for Kids to focus on Writing Concepts or Grammar? Writing

Writing for Kids: Is it better for Kids to focus on Writing Concepts or Grammar? When I say writing, what do you think? Do you think of self-expression, art, creativity, or even fun? Or do you think grammar (cringe), punctuation (who really knows how to use a comma anyway?), and essays (please stop, you’re going to give me nightmares)? If you’re part of the group...

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ANIMAL EXERCISES to Organize and “Awaken” Your Child’s Brain – Motor Planning and Vestibular System Physical Literacy

Animal Exercises: Fun Animal Brain-Building Activities Check out our animal exercises and even more brain-boosting learning games for kids at the Inspired Treehouse.  If you have kids like mine, especially boys, I quickly found out that I couldn’t even mention the words “super heroes” or “Star Wars” without them going crazy. When my son was young and I needed him to focus on homework or on...

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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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15 Important Phrases You Should Say to Avoid Homework Meltdowns with Your Anxious Child Education

Parent Phrases to Avoid Homework Meltdowns with Anxious Child If you have a child in school, you don’t need a study to tell you that your child gets too much homework. Whether you’re trudging through times table worksheets and book reports with your elementary aged children or begging your high schooler to do that forty problem algebra assignment, five page essay, and read the twenty pages...

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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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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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Development and Learning Risks that may come from Child Ear Infections Auditory Processing

Development and Learning Risks from Chronic Ear Infections I think it’s safe to assume that if you have a kid, you’ve dealt with an ear infection at least once or twice. They’re by no means fun, but they are a relatively minor incident on the scale of ailments. Ten days of antibiotics and you’re good to go. Actually, 81% of infections can clear up without...

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7 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety During Timed Tests Education

Help with Anxiety during Test-Taking As parents, we may know a little thing or two about test-taking when we were younger and all the anxiety that comes with it. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t feel jittery or anxious the day of a major test, especially those that determined a grade, placement or entry into a major school or university. So, it is no surprise...

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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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