The Secret of a Good Memory: 3 Ways to Improve Memory in Children

February 16, 2015

Could you memorize 15 pages of material – cold? My eldest has a memory that astounds even me sometimes. Although only in high school, the amount of material she has memorized is daunting. Because her school believes students should also spend time exercising their memories, students are asked to memorize large amounts of material. And […]

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The Myth of Giving Your Child Choices

February 9, 2015

Ever find yourself giving your child play by play instructions on doing something that should be as simple and easy as eating apple pie?  You know what I mean – things that you’re sure your child knows how to do on their own, yet when it comes down to it, suddenly you find yourself having […]

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Parenting Solutions: Life Skills for Special Needs Teenagers

February 2, 2015

Parenting solutions for special needs children are not always easy to come by. Raising a child with Asperger’s, sensory integration disorder, ADD, or another disorder often resembles a topographical map: a lot of hills and valleys, a few grassy plains, and a riot of beautiful colors spread haphazardly throughout. But just when you think you’ve […]

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Video:5 Best iPad Apps for Education

January 26, 2015

The iPad is one of the best instruments today for education. Not only are there are a wide variety of apps available, the iPad itself looks great, and is relatively easy to use, making it a welcome tool even for teenagers. Take a look at this video for 5 great apps for the iPad. Originally […]

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3 Tips on How to Help Your Child Beat the Back to School Blues

January 19, 2015

Has your child got the back to school blues? It’s happened to every parent. Your preschooler or kindergartner waited with baited breath the entire summer until school started. They spent hours debating the merits of various book bags, and whether or not a pencil case could do the same job as a pencil box. That […]

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3 Hands on Learning Games that Teach Your Child How to Follow Directions

January 12, 2015

It’s frustrating dealing with a child who can’t follow directions.  You know what that looks like: you tell your 8 year old to take out the garbage, get into pajamas, and feed the dog, thinking it should take about twenty minutes until liftoff. A half hour later, you see your son standing in the kitchen […]

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Hands-on Learning Games: Helping the Child Who Has Trouble Cutting With Scissors

January 5, 2015

  It’s not uncommon for children all the way up to first grade to have trouble cutting with scissors. Usually the child has trouble with her fine motor skills: the acts of grasping the scissors, holding and manipulating the paper, and opening and closing the scissors, are actually more difficult than most parents (and teachers) […]

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7 Habits that Curb Your Child’s Creativity

December 29, 2014

    When it comes to recognizing intelligence as more than doing well in school, well – we’ve come a long way baby. No longer is the kid who sits in the front of the class answering all the questions considered the smartest in the bunch. At last, Howard Gardner and his theory of multiple […]

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Hands-on Learning Games: 2 Games to Improve Your Child’s Visual Memory

December 22, 2014

Looking for a way to improve your child’s visual memory without spending a lot of money? Here are two fun, inexpensive hands-on learning games you can play with your child.

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Hands-on Learning Games: Animal Coverings Sorting Game

December 15, 2014

This hands-on learning game is a great way for kids to learn about the different types of coverings animals have. The extra set-up of close-up cards challenge children to identify the animal in addition to its’ covering. Plus, your child can play the game with another child, racing against a clock to see who finishes […]

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