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by Olga Kitina (Teacher-defectologist and Speech Therapist)

Delayed Speech Development

Nov. 11, 2021

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Parents often notice that the toddler's speech is clear only to them. Other toddlers and people around them do not understand it. It means the toddler's speech delays in its development in comparison with the peers` speech. Read more to get to know what the delayed speech development is and how to avoid it.

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Learning Aids for Elementary Students Back in the Day and Now

Nov. 8, 2021

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Technological advances made in the past 30 years have changed how the world shops, communicates and works. But just as significant, modern technology has vastly affected education and how parents now help their kids with their homework and growing academically.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

How To Develop Your Child's Ear for Music and Sense of Rhythm?

Nov. 5, 2021

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Could your child be bilingual? Music is often referred to as the universal language. As parents, we try to provide opportunities to a wide variety of activities that stimulate cognitive brainwork, like engaging in music-related activities. Getting musical brings your child the following benefits. Read more to find out which ones.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

My Child Is a Bully: Why Does It Happen and What Can I Do About It?

Nov. 4, 2021

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Getting a call from school and being informed that your child was bullying someone else would never be any parent’s dream. Learning that your child is possibly a bully may cause mixed emotions, there is disappointment, denial, and guilt. Some parents may blame themselves for this, and some may be in denial because their child is well-behaved at home. Remember that children may act differently at home and at school. Do not assume that you know your child well, be ready to hear other people’s opinions about your kid.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

How to Organize Quality Screen Time for an Elementary School Child?

Nov. 3, 2021

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Technology has infiltrated almost every layer of our lives, and our kids are reaping the benefits of access to the newest technology, including instant connection to various types of knowledge, differentiation of instruction, and social learning platforms. While many can agree screen type devices offer positive learning opportunities, parents are left to navigate how much screen time is appropriate for growing children from the ages of 2-10. Risk of lack of physical activity, developing language delays, symptoms of ADHD and sleep disruption can arise if screen time boundaries are not established.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

Encouraging Creative Expression

Nov. 2, 2021

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A study called ‘Arts-based educational research in the early years’ conducted by Georgina Barton at Griffith University, Australia, found that creative activities and artistic development are the precursors to literacy and are often the way in which younger children make sense of themself and the world around them. Read this article to find out more how to develop the creative expression of your children.

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Baking Soda Experiments

Nov. 1, 2021

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When it comes to getting your little scientist acquainted with science experiments, the answer is not hard to plumb. You can find it just heading to the kitchen and glance at the kitchen bench.The reaction between baking soda and vinegar is a great way to get young learners excited about science and the scientific method. Not only are these ingredients readily available in the household but they are safe for handling with little scientists.

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Interactive Math Games for Toddlers

Oct. 29, 2021

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Parents wanting to give their toddlers the best start towards academic success often wonder when the best time is to begin learning math skills and concepts. The truth is, parents teach math to their infants and twos, maybe without even realizing they are doing so. Parents that talk, sing and read to their babies and toddlers and use descriptive language such as color words, words for size, weight and counting, have begun math instruction. But when infants grow into toddlers and young preschoolers, it’s a great time to introduce interactive math games. 

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

My Child Is Bullied: 7 Ways to Stop It and Help My Child

Oct. 28, 2021

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When I was in secondary school, I had a classmate, Rio, who my friends and I didn’t like. She was the smallest in the class, a bit friendly but she was really shy and often alone. She was never part of any group, we never accepted Rio to our circle. One time, our teacher asked us to write an essay, so I grabbed her work and read it to the whole class. Everyone started laughing, and I felt great because we were having fun. However, I never realized what I did to her  —  not until I experienced the same thing, and worse.

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We’re Going to Celebrate Halloween!

Oct. 21, 2021

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Hello everyone! Do your kids like Halloween? Most likely your answer is YES! Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids because of collecting sweets and quality family time when trick-or-treating or playing “spooktacular” games! Halloween fun, games, and costumes develop children's creativity, freedom for making decisions, and communication skills both with peers and grown-ups.

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