09 Mar2019May 10, 2019
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33 Reasons Why Parents Should Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

33 Reasons Why Parents Should Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

Source: We have Kids McKenna Meyers is a credentialed teacher with a master’s degree in special education. She spent many years teaching preschool and kindergarten. Play-Based Preschools Foster Happier and Healthier Children Do you know play-based preschools promote the deepest kind of learning by encouraging kids to become self-directed learners who explore, develop curiosity, and...

07 Feb2019February 7, 2019
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Brain Starvation: Could Boys Be Suffering?

Brain Starvation: Could Boys Be Suffering?

by Michelle Caskey from Deep Roots at Home What is brain starvation and what causes it? I recently learned how an easily corrected deficiency in diet can actually cause active brains to function poorly – especially in boys. Most of us are aware that boys and girls are different. They see things differently, they play...

03 Feb2019February 3, 2019
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The ADHD Brain Processes Rewards & Consequences Differently

The ADHD Brain Processes Rewards & Consequences Differently

Traditional carrots and sticks don’t motivate students with ADHD – that much is clear. But the neurological underpinnings behind this behavior still mystify many parents and teachers. Here, understand why the ADHD brain is tough to motivate, and how you can adjust your teaching and/or parenting accordingly. Why Is It So Hard to Motivate Kids...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Make Reading with Your Child Count

Make Reading with Your Child Count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Kindergarten is where most children learn to read and write. Though some kids can do this before entering kindergarten, it is not required or expected. Being ready for kindergarten means having well-developed preschool skills, and being academically, socially, and physically ready for the transition. Here are some signs that your child is ready for kindergarten...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Reading Tips for Parents

Reading Tips for Parents

Play with letters, words, and sounds! Having fun with language helps your child learn to crack the code of reading. The tips below offers some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child. Talk to your child...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Child Behavior And Learning Through Colors

Child Behavior And Learning Through Colors

Color is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is an energy having wavelength and frequency. Color affects the mood in adults and more so in children. Color psychology and its impact on a child’s learning abilities and behavior is a much researched subject. Color can help connect the neuropathways in the brain. When correct...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Kindergarten Readiness: 10 Survival Skills

Kindergarten Readiness: 10 Survival Skills

Kindergarten readiness is not only about identifying numbers and letters. Although many children starting preschool or kindergarten can recite the alphabet, print numbers, and letters and count to 10, there are other skills necessary to survive in a classroom. A child who has had opportunities to be independent, to listen and follow basic directions, to...