Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 7

In the games that I’ve introduced so far in this series I’ve introduced some pretty powerful skill-building games designed, for the most part, for multiple players.  Today we’re going solo.   Do you have a tactile learner on your hands, one who learns best through the sense of touch?  Even if you don’t, this hands-on …

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The Good News About Homework Meltdowns

What could possibly be good about homework meltdowns, you ask? Good question. I’ve heard a number of great tips for preventing homework meltdowns, or for handling them well when they do arise. These tips usually include things like • setting a homework routine • methods for organizing homework • taking regular breaks, or • finding …

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The Struggling Learner’s Summer Break Dilemma

If your child has been struggling with school work all year, you have an important decision to make for summer break.  You might be wondering what your best option is.     1) Do you relieve all of that academic pressure and let your child just be a kid?  No expectations? 2) Do you hire …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 6

Raise your hand if your family likes to laugh.  (Check). Raise your hand if you like to help them learn, too.  (Check). Now raise your hand if you love to be silly with your kids.   Even if you need a little help in that department, Game 6 in this series Why This Game is …

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A Fun Earth Day Printable Activity for Kids

Because Easter typically lands in April, I thought that now would be a great time to add an Easter-themed activity to The Free Printables Collection.  And then I thought, I’ve done that before.  I want something new.   If you missed them the first time around, here’s what you’ll find already waiting for you in …

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Why Reading Programs Fail Struggling Readers

Having a learning “disability” isn’t the only reason why some students struggle to read, but it can be the most difficult to remediate. First let’s look at some other reasons why children experience reading difficulties.  Then we’ll talk about programs that help.   Reading Experience  A child can simply grow up with limited exposure to …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 5

Initially I saw this game and thought, “That’s nice, but it’s mostly good for story-telling and vocabulary building.”  Both skills are useful, but they don’t really make the cut for this particular blog series.   And then I dove deeper.   And then I fell head over heels for this brain-building, fun-for-kids, can’t-get-enough-of-it game!   …

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