Author: Cherice

Secretly Worried That Your Child Isn’t Smart?

I get it.  Worry is written into the job description of being a parent.   And if your child struggles with academics, like reading, writing, or arithmetic, you’ve likely worried, at least a little, about the future.   Of course, I’m sure you wouldn’t admit this out loud, but have you ever secretly wondered:   …

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Printable Grid Maze for Kids: Track and Color the Ladybugs

Oh, those tricky ladybugs!  While grid mazes are great for building children’s visual skills, these ladybugs require an extra amount of concentration and attention.     Here’s how it works.  This fun yet powerful activity includes a grid full of ladybugs that point every which way.  First, children locate all of the ladybugs that point …

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Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 3

It’s time to get silly with sight words!  In Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1 you identified exactly which words cause your young learner difficulty while reading.  In Part 2 you strengthened sight word recognition by playing a quick and easy DIY game.  Now in part 3 of 3 get ready …

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Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 2

In Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1 we discussed one effective strategy for identifying which sight words may interfere with your child’s reading fluency.  Here in Part 2 we move into a slightly more engaging way to improve sight word recognition, especially recognition of those words that you uncovered in Part …

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Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1

Whether your child is just learning sight words or is starting to show signs of trouble reading them, I have three quick and easy ideas for you to help strengthen sight word recognition.   And hey, why don’t we throw in a little bit of processing speed work while we’re at it?   Timed Sight …

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The Clock Calendar for Non-Linear Learners

Do you have a young learner who has a gift for seeing the big picture, but may not necessarily comprehend concepts like before and after?  Does your older student struggle with basic math facts only to amaze you with an easy grasp of complicated algebraic concepts?   Sometimes our students with learning difficulties, especially the …

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Growth Mindset Success Tickets for Kids

I am encouraged to see that growth mindset is on the minds of teachers a lot these days.   That means more and more teachers and parents have become aware that students, especially students who struggle to learn, can actually change the way their brains function.  They are not destined to struggle forever.     I’m …

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