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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How Many Marbles Do YOU Have?

The children’s book How Many Marbles Do YOU Have? may not be appropriate for everyone, but for any parent coping with chronic illness, please listen up!   The author of today’s Inspiring Children’s Book Find, Melinda Malott, lives with both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. While she wrote this book to help children understand the …

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Is Auditory Memory Responsible for Your Child’s Learning Struggles?

Do you ever wonder if your child’s auditory memory skills are up to par?   If you’re just joining me, discover a few signs of auditory memory difficulties here.   When helping the struggling learner in your life, I recommend exploring auditory memory challenges as one of the many possible root causes. Rule them in …

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Printable Fun for Kids – A Positive Spin on Mixed Up Words

It’s free printable time again. Let the kids have a little fun unscrambling these positive, mixed up words.   As I was thinking of a theme for this mixed up word list, my first thought was to focus the theme around an upcoming holiday. Then I remembered a trend I’ve noticed lately. More and more …

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