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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Valentine’s Day Printable Roundup for Kids

Unless you’ve decided to become the big-meanie sugar police on Valentine’s Day you probably expect that your children will, at some point, come crashing down from a sugar high or two, or ten.   How about we provide a little balance with some fun, heart-themed, sugar-free activities that also sneak in a little extra cognitive …

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Seek and Find and Color Me Bookmark for Kids

The other day I found myself at the local library donating, among other things, some professionally printed bookmarks that I designed for the kiddos.  Then it dawned on me that I’d have greater reach if I made these bookmarks available to, well, everyone.     So that’s what I did.   This fun, visual skill-building …

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Guiding Our Children Back to Character

It was the year 2016.  In the United States, it was the year of the Strangest.  Election.  Ever.  We survived it of course, and by that I mean the presidential election finally ended.  Hallelujah!   Okay, enough with the melodrama.  Still, parents across the nation, regardless of candidate preference, worried about the negative after-effects that …

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A Surprise Lesson for The Books, and for Parents

If you happen to love physical books as much as I do, then be prepared to gasp at what I’m about to share with you.   Recently I mustered up the courage to do the unthinkable.   I placed my entire collection of books into a pile.   The books that I’ve been collecting for …

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How to Help Children Who Worry

Do you ever catch a case of the worries?  Right.  You’re a parent.  That’s a silly question.  We all worry at least a little sometimes.  But when children’s worries and anxiety become too big for them to handle, what do you do?  How do you help them self-regulate back to a more peaceful state?   …

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