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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Visual Tracking Activities for Kids – A Fun Brain Boosting Roundup

Visual tracking activities for kids are some of my most popular downloads in The Free Printables Collection.   In the past I’ve compiled a number of roundup posts that gather specific skill-building activities all in one place. Skills like auditory memory, visual memory, and spatial awareness, for instance. I thought now might be a good …

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My Struggling Reader Needs Me to Become a WHAT?

The good news is that no, you do not need to become a neuroscientist in order to help your struggling reader. But consider this. Parents and educators, especially those of us trying to improve the lives of children with learning difficulties, may not wish to dismiss the brain and nervous system as something that only …

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel is not just a beautiful, award winning children’s story about an artist. It’s an example of how a healthy dose of passion, persistence and determination can lead to a life full of joy and wonder.   The Story Henri Rousseau is a 40 year old toll …

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Printable Grid Maze for Kids: Track and Color the Pencils

Improving children’s visual processing skills doesn’t have to feel like hard work. This pencil themed grid maze is more challenging than some of the other grid mazes you’ll find in The Free Printable Collection, but it’s just as fun.   In fact, I added a few extra steps in this one to keep it interesting. …

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