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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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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SENSORY HACKS: 7 Sensory Hacks to Help Your Child Attend and Focus in Class Sensory

Sensory Hacks for Back to School Kids It’s that time of year again. The seasonal sections of all the stores are overwhelmed with crayons, pencil boxes, paper, and backpacks. The smell of books and school cafeterias are becoming more than just vague memories. There might be a slight tremor of excitement to see friends or find out who will be in their class, but that...

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BRAIN-BUILDING Activities for Better Emotional Regulation, Motor Skills and Core Muscle Development

Brain-building activities for better emotional regulation One of my favorite Disney characters growing up was Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book. My brother and I would walk around singing “Look for the Bear Necessities” at the top of our lungs and when we were bored, we’d quote the vultures saying, “I dunno, what do you want to do?” Funny enough, when I recently watched...

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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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