Improve Children’s Auditory Memory with Hear the Hidden Message

Whether you are a speech therapist, an educational therapist, or a parent who already understands the powerful impact of strengthening your child’s auditory memory skills, I designed a fun, new activity to help your children improve this crucial learning skill.   Hear the Hidden Message Hear the Hidden Message combines positive, uplifting messages with beyond-the-basics …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 3

Introducing Part 3 in the series, Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges. If you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, I invite you to take a peek at them now. UPSIDE #1 – Multiple Areas of Excellence UPSIDE #2 – Extra Help Gives Children an Edge over “Typical” Learners …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 2

If you haven’t read Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 1 go ahead and read it now. When you’re ready, come on back for Upside #2.   UPSIDE # 2 – Extra Help Gives Children an Edge over “Typical” Learners   So what happens when your child shows signs of learning struggles? No parent …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 1

So you’re a parent of a child with learning challenges. You may have become aware of this fact only after a report from an educational specialist. Or, perhaps your suspicions grew little by little over time. When you realized that your child might have lifelong learning challenges, whether it happened suddenly or slowly really makes …

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Can we Predict Children’s Future Reading Ability?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which young children will grow to become strong readers and which ones will not?   And for those who struggle to read, wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which struggling learners will improve their reading skills over time, with or without intervention?   Fukima Hoeft, …

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100 Gratitude Prompts for Kids of All Ages

Do you ever find yourself at a loss when someone asks, “What are you grateful for?” Being grateful for a good many things isn’t difficult, but then the moment arrives when you’re put on the spot.   The Thanksgiving dinner table, for instance. “Quick, everyone name five things you are grateful for… GO!”   How …

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Printable Garden of Kindness (or Gratitude) for Kids

Today’s free printable activity was inspired by an article I read over at the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). And while here at Inner Pieces Gallery I focus mostly on designing cognitive enrichment materials for kids, sometimes I like to throw in a few designs that develop traits like kindness, compassion, and gratitude.   The …

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