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Make Poetry Fun for You and Your Child

April is National Poetry month and hopefully your children have been engaged in multi-sensory poetry related activities at school to help the genre come alive.  If you cringe at the thought of reveling in poetry, take breath and realize that your exposure to poetry may not have

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4 Fun Pi Day Activities for Children with Dyscalculia

Pi Day has always been fun for math lovers.  But what if your child has dyscalculia?  Is it even reasonable to expect them to get excited about a number, even if it’s pi? The answer is yes, if you celebrate Pi Day in a way that suits

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Even with Dyslexia Sight Words can be Fun

Learning sight words can be a huge challenge for a child with dyslexia.  If you have a child struggling with reading you may have already spent hours looking into sight words, high frequency words, Dolch words or even if sight words are the right way to help your

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New Year’s Eve Vision Board Party

A few years ago I decided to change how I spent New Year’s Eve. Rather than going out, I decided to bring my focus in on my children, on my family, and on myself. So began a new tradition in our home: The Vision Board. Each of

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Have a Fun Hour of Code at Home

Yeah for my son’s elementary school librarian! My son came home excited about the Flappy Bird game he coded during library time. My junior high son wanted to see it and then for the next hour the two of them coded a Star Wars game we all

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Enjoy Your Family this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers, and for families, marks the last weekend of the summer or an early long weekend in the new school year.  The long weekend away from your paid labor gives you time to relax and enjoy your family. Unfortunately, modern society

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Educational and Fun Family Car Games

A Nintendo DS, iPod or smart phone may be staples when travelling with your children. But this car ride, how about trying some classic car games that coat educational skill building with a thick layer of family fun? Here are some fun family car games to try.

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Use Unstructured Summer Time To Build Executive Functioning Skills

Letting your children spend more time on less structured activities this summer just might help them build a brighter future. A study by the University of Colorado Boulder found that children who spend more time in unstructured activities, such as reading, free-play alone or with friends, and

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Three Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Summer slide or summer learning loss occurs when students don’t stay academically active over the summer.  On average, students lose two months of grade level equivalency over the summer. A student struggling with reading risks losing the hard earned progress they achieved during the school year to

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50 FUN Summer Activities to Build Executive Functioning Skills

One of the buzz words today in education is “executive functioning skills” (EFSkills). With the increased demand on students to achieve higher standards to be ready to compete in a global marketplace it isn’t surprising this word is finding its way into teacher/parent conferences. A Standard List

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