Does Rhythm and Music Make Better Readers?

We’ve all seen them.  Dancing baby videos.  As soon as the music begins, away those chubby little legs go, jamming to the beat.  I dare you to look away from the irresistible cuteness.  You can’t do it, can you?   Whether that diaper-clad star of the show moves in time with the beat or not …

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Perseverance Awards for Kids

Are you in the camp of parents who believe that all children should win sports awards whether they win or lose?  I understand that by giving participation awards we are celebrating the effort rather than the victory.  Forgive me, though, if I offend you with my view here.  I personally don’t agree with the practice. …

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Help Kids Cope with the Emotions of Learning Difficulties

If you have a child with learning difficulties then you know that learning difficulties aren’t the only challenges your child faces.  A whole cascade of emotions have a way a tagging along uninvited.  Thoughts and feelings like:  I’m not smart enough.  I’m a nobody.  I’m ashamed and embarrassed because everyone else “gets it” but …

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The Evolution of a Bully Brought to You by Children’s Story Crickwing

You don’t need to be a budding entomologist in order to enjoy Crickwing.  Who knew, except perhaps author Janell Cannon, that we could all fall in love with… a cockroach?   Since Crickwing is from the same creator of Stellaluna, I suppose the story quality and mesmerizing illustrations of this lesson-filled children’s book should come …

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Being You, a Must-Watch Documentary for Families with Learning Challenges

What happens when three young adults with learning challenges go on a road trip together in search of inspiration?  With the help of Roadtrip Nation and Understood.org, you get a must-watch documentary for all families who are impacted in some way by learning difficulties.   Being You Being you follows Stephanie, Nicole, and Noah as …

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