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Hands-on Ways To Practice Multiplication in Everyday Life and Play

June 22, 2022

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Multiplication (actually math in general) can seem like an abstract concept that is difficult to think of in practical ways. As parents, we might think back to our days of learning multiplication, and remember how we were taught to memorize facts with flashcards and repeated practice. We were told that memorizing these facts were important, but we were never told why.

When we’re teaching our own children, it’s easy to revert back to the old teaching methods that we are most familiar with, even though memorization drills can become tedious and boring. But learning multiplication can actually be fun!

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Kindergarten. Physical Science: Energy, Force, and Motion

June 8, 2022

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Kids, especially those in the kindergarten level are naturally active. If you sometimes find yourself worrying or being bothered by your child’s hyperactivity, you can rest assured that it is all normal. Preschoolers and kindergartners are naturally active. 

Increased restlessness, more often than not, is a manifestation of their surging stamina. Apart from their overflowing energy, children in this age group also have a shorter attention span compared to older kids. This means that they easily hop on from one activity to another and this can be due to different factors such as boredom and various distractions.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Eating Disorders in Kids: Warning Signs and Preemption Methods

June 6, 2022

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Food is important for growth and strength, especially for children. Food is a source of nutrients essential for our whole body to function well – including our muscles, bones, and organs. Eating disorders involve an unhealthy relationship with food that results in serious physical, emotional, social or mental health problems. A study by Rozzell and colleagues (2019) found that 1.4% of children had been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Helping Your Child Reach a Healthy Weight

June 3, 2022

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Have you ever considered putting your child on a diet? You’re not the only parent to wonder if dieting is healthy for children. There has been a steady international rise in obese youngsters over the previous two decades. Early childhood obesity has both acute and long-term health consequences. It is the responsibility of parents, caretakers, and teachers to assist their children in developing good eating habits and avoiding obesogenic sugary food.

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
How to Develop Child's Speech at the Age of 3-4. Tips for Parents. Methods, Techniques and Educational Games.

May 19, 2022

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The child begins his or her acquaintance with the surrounding world due to their speech. Every year this acquaintance becomes more intense and filled. It is important that children`s speech development should take place promptly. It should be driven in accordance with the norms that can be traced at a certain age level.

The child needs help in order to master their speech fully. Some ways and methods of developing speech skills in early preschool age are also available to parents. These ways and methods are simple and effective. They are not difficult to master on their own.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Punishment and Reinforcement in Correcting a Child’s Behavior

May 10, 2022

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Finding the right way to correct the demeanor of a misbehaving child has always been a question. Parents often wonder if it’s okay to punish their kids and which type of punishment would work best without traumatizing the child. Punishment does help to prevent unacceptable behaviors, but what’s really important is how you do it.

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Speech Development Norms and Disorders of 3 – 4 Years Old Toddlers

May 6, 2022

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Speech development at the age of 3 has a particularly wide range for different toddlers of the same age. Some toddlers do not have any difficulties in the process of mastering speech. They take an interest in the sound analysis of the word. Other toddlers have just started to make up phrases more or less correctly. Their speech is very far from being perfect.

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Using Arrays and Skip Counting to Teach Multiplication

April 26, 2022

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If your child is having some trouble mastering more advanced math problems like division or two-digit multiplication, it might be worth revisiting their basic multiplication facts. Practicing multiplication facts doesn’t have to involve tedious drills and boring flash cards though! In fact, it is most important that your child understands the concept of multiplication first. In this article, you’ll learn how visuals such as arrays and skip counting on a number line can help your child visualize how multiplication works.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Cognitive Development in Children: Piaget's Theory

April 15, 2022

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Jean Piaget (1896 - 1980), a famous Swiss developmental psychologist, was one of the most prominent developmental researchers during the twentieth century. Throughout his career, Piaget researched the development of logical reasoning in children.

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Being a Good Parent: What Does it Mean?

April 11, 2022

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Being a parent is one of the toughest and yet most fulfilling jobs – it can be tiring most of the time but seeing the little person you take care of happy is very satisfying. Parenting is complicated because there is not one recipe for it and there are a lot of factors that may affect how a parent raises their child – culture, country’s law, and their beliefs. You can read a lot about how to be a good parent, or how to raise kids – articles like this may help – but it will always depend on how consistent you are and the relationship you have with your child.

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