Thanks for the Feedback Helps Kids Know Just What to Say

Does your child ever have trouble accepting compliments or constructive criticism?  Thanks for the Feedback by Julia Cook helps children overcome that very problem.   The Story RJ is a boy who never knows quite what to say. Give him a compliment?  He puts himself or the other person down.   Give him some helpful …

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30 Days of Fun, Easy Brain Play Activities for Kids

Raise your hand if you want your child’s brain to turn to mush during summer break (or winter break, or spring break).  What?  No takers?  Phew, that’s a relief.   When school is out of session, kids, especially struggling learners, often take a pass on anything that resembles school work.  And we’ve just established that …

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How to Help Your Struggling Learner Strengthen Auditory Memory

If you have concerns about your child’s reading and learning abilities, consider auditory memory as one skill that perhaps hasn’t developed well enough on its own.   Auditory memory is often overlooked as a necessary building block for academic success.  Weakness in this area may translate to struggles with reading (phonics in particular), spelling, comprehension, …

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What NOT to Do For Your Child with Learning Challenges

Your child is bright. Maybe a talented communicator. (All right, “chatty.”) Maybe athletic or artistic. Maybe all of the above. So why is learning so difficult? Why does reading not come naturally? And what now?     Today I make the case for NOT leaving the responsibility of improving your child’s ability to learn entirely …

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Improve Children’s Auditory Memory with Which Word Goes Where?

You may have heard me talk a lot about how important auditory memory skills are to children’s ability to learn.   No?  Then feel free to type “auditory memory” in the search box to the right and you’ll see what I mean.     Today I introduce you to the fifth and final auditory memory …

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