Author: Cherice

A Simple Gratitude Hack for Kids

We know that teaching kids to develop the habit of gratitude has many benefits.   Better sleep may even be one of them, depending on the study.  Since better sleep can lead to better learning (we like better learning around here), we have yet another good reason to encourage kids to practice this profoundly positive skill. …

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Is This Valentine’s Day Card Too Creepy?

What do you think?  Is Valentine’s Day about romance, or is it about love in general, the kind that covers the gamut from romantic love, to family love, to the love we share with dear friends?   What happens when moms give cards to their kids?  Is that… creepy?     Some elementary schools still …

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What Numbers Have to Do With Reading Ability

Reading is all about letters, right?  Recognizing letters, understanding that letters make sounds, knowing how to move letters around to make words, and so on.  So, why would numbers have anything to do with reading ability?     Yes, learning math is a little like learning a new language.  But we’re not talking about math …

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Chanukah / Hanukkah Seek and Find Printable for Kids

If you don’t celebrate Chanukah, then you may have never played the dreidel game before.  By the way, Hanukkah is the easier way to spell it, for those who don’t care for the more authentic, clear-your-throat kind of sound represented by “Ch.”   What’s a dreidel?  It’s a toy with 4 sides that you spin …

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Help Kids Focus on the Wins

Children with learning differences can feel pretty down about themselves.     The parents of children with learning differences may be doing their very best to help.  When parents (or educators) struggle to find real solutions, they can feel pretty down about themselves, too. Why is my child still struggling? Why can’t I seem to …

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Are Parents of Struggling Learners Giving Up?

I read some advice the other day offered to parents of children who were newly diagnosed with learning differences.  I agreed with most of it.  “Always have hope” was advice that I could certainly support.  This part, however, didn’t sit well with me: “Channel your emotions towards the fight.  The fight for services, quality education, …

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Strengths vs Learning Intervention – Which Do We Focus On?

The debate goes on.  How do parents and educators best help our struggling learners? Do we focus more on children’s strengths, highlighting all of the good? Or do we focus on their weaknesses, then make every effort to help students develop better learning skills?   Before we dive any deeper, let’s clarify a few things …

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