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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Creative ways of making kids sit still longer cannot replace outdoor play Physical Literacy

Creative ways of making kids sit still longer cannot replace outdoor play Guest Blog Post Lori Fireman If there’s one thing my eight year old daughter likes to do, it’s bounce. In bed. At the dinner table. Name the inappropriate spot, and she has bounced there — so when I heard that some teachers are successfully getting kids to focus better and actually sit still...

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Angela Hanscom: Stop Blaming Parents (Including Yourself) For Sensory Disorders Article Misguided Sensory

Why I believe “Angela Hanscom: Stop Blaming Parents (Including Yourself) For Sensory Disorders” Article is Misguided I recently read an interesting opinion article by Lee Lee in the Huffington Post entitled, “Angela Hanscom: Stop Blaming Parents (Including Yourself) For Sensory Disorders,” and was instantly curious about it’s claims regarding society blaming parents for their lack of effort to help children struggling with Sensory Processing Disorders...

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How Time and Money is Teaching 1st Graders Common Core Math math

How Time and Money is Teaching 1st Graders Common Core Math Like it or not, it’s here to stay. Your child will be incorporating it in their daily educational adventure. Maybe your first grader enjoys math or maybe it’s already a frustration, either way, Common Core Math is present in every school day and there are ways to reinforce the concepts at home and make...

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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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Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers Education

Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers The post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of the best holidays to get your kids excited about reading, especially those early readers who are just learning their letters, sight words and sounds. There are so many fun books for Halloween available that will get your kids in the Halloween spirit and it’s such a great...

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Physical literacy like you’ve never seen it before Physical Literacy

Physical literacy like you’ve never seen it before Guest Blog Post Blaine Kyllo We’ll admit that the term “physical literacy” is a bit of a mouthful. When we use the phrase with parents who’ve never heard it before, they tend to furrow their brows and cock their heads as they work out what it means. It’s true that when we’ve explained what physical literacy is,...

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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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Child Development Needs Sensory Stimulation through Science Sensory

Child Development Needs Sensory Stimulation through Science I’m sure we’ve all seen our children through the phase of dropping utensils or toys from their high chair, hollering for it back only to promptly drop it again. Or better yet is the endless why phase. I think why is probably every child’s favorite word at some point. Why is the sun so bright? Why does the...

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SENSORY PROCESSING: How to Recognize Sensory Red Flags and what Sensory Issues look like in Your Child Sensory

What All Parents and Teachers Should know about Sensory Processing Issues This article provides helpful resources for Sensory Processing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When I first meet with parents to talk about the concerns they have with their child, usually they come to me with an academic issue saying their child is doing poorly in school, they forget homework, they skip words and...

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