Tag: smarter kids


Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Education

Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Guest Post We as parents want the best for our children. We want to raise a generation of healthy, intelligent, society-contributing individuals that can make a difference in the world. In order to do so, we read parenting books, download the brain development apps, feed our kids the best money can buy, and quickly buy...

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5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Education

5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Parent Teacher Conference. When that moment arrives, I’m always a ball of nerves. As a parent, I love to hear about my children’s successes. I already know they’re wonderful, but I also know that they’re perfectly imperfect human beings. So as much as I know I should be embracing the opportunity to help them embrace and...

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You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Physical Literacy

You won’t believe what this teacher assigned for homework Guest Blog Post Shelley Boettcher Shawn Carr’s daughter, Madison, is a smart kid, who spends plenty of time skiing and camping with her family. But a few years ago, during a parent-teacher interview in elementary school, Carr brought up Madison’s self-esteem. Was she happy at school? Was she fitting in? Yes, said her then-teacher, Sue Moleski,...

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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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Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing I think just about every parent has spoken some version of the phrase, “Are you even listening to me?” to their child. It’s flat out frustrating to think that they’re ignoring us. Is it nonchalance? Is it defiance? Do they have a legit hearing problem? And they’re usually quick to disprove your hearing loss theory when they overhear you...

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Sensory learning games that kids will love Education

Sensory learning games that kids will love We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about how fun summer activities help kids learn and perform better in the classroom. It was a great experience sharing how we can help children achieve academic success. Fox 13’s The Place Activities help with speech and language development, math skills, writing and pencil grip, and last but not...

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Build your child’s brain by giving them lots of experiences to explore Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Dawne Clarke Build your child’s brain by giving them lots of experiences to explore Our child’s brain is a most amazing organ. Its structure is established in the early years of life, so how can you ensure that your children’s brains are healthy, well developed, and will last a lifetime? Building your child’s brain is like building a house. The first five...

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BUILDING STRONG WRITING SKILLS: Games that Build the Mechanics of Your Child’s Handwriting Writing

Games that Build the Mechanics of Your Child’s Handwriting This post may contain affiliate links which helps us create quality content to share with you. The views and opinions expressed are purely the opinion of Integrated Learning Strategies. As our children grow from toddlers to entering preschool, grade school, middle school and high school, we begin to feel more and more pressure as parents to...

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Summer 2015 Event Winners Announced Events

Summer 2015 Event Winners Our summer is already shaping up to be a busy one meeting lots of wonderful families and kids. At each event, we select a winner for a great prize to keep kids learning while staying active. The best part is the activities are always fun and the kids don’t even realize they are learning. Drum roll please for this year’s summer winners…...

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It Takes a Community to “Educate” a Child Education

Community: “Educate” a Child Moving. As a child, moving to a new home is one of the scariest ideas. We learn to love the place we grew up in, the friends we make and of course the memories we create. As a parent, it can be even more terrifying, especially when the happiness of your child is one of the most important things we take...

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