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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

First Crushes

Oct. 6, 2021

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First crushes are exciting, though sometimes they may be one-sided. In this article, you will learn how you can comfort and support your child who experiences this completely new feeling and which do's and don'ts you need to keep in mind. Continue reading to find out more!

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

How to Support Your Young Learner if They Have Dysgraphia

Sept. 29, 2021

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In this blog, we will be exploring the issue of dysgraphia. We will find out what it is exactly, and what it is not and share practical tips on how to recognize if your child or student is experiencing this problem. You will also be provided with information on ways to support your young learner and help them develop and thrive academically in spite of any writing issues they may have. 

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

Is Your Child Right-Handed or Left-Handed?

Sept. 21, 2021

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There has been a lot of research since the 19th century about how and why children develop a dominant hand. The capacity to be ambidextrous - use both hands equally - has also been a topic of much debate because there are so few individuals exhibiting this trait. In this article, you will find out the facts about and possible reasons for being left-handed or right-handed and the phenomenon of being ambidextrous.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

Helping Your Child with Speech and Language Development

Sept. 16, 2021

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Speech and language are an important part of every child’s development, this is a way to communicate, understand, express, and develop relationships. Speech delay may affect the child’s learning and socialization skills. Continue reading to find out the levels of child's speech development according to their age.

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by Olga Kitina (Teacher-defectologist and Speech Therapist)

Toddler`s Speech Development at the Age of 2‑3

Sept. 13, 2021

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Toddler`s speech development at the age of 2‑3 is characterized by a number of distinctive features, in which several parameters can be conditionally distinguished. Continue reading to find out more about these parameters and exercises you may apply to enhance your young kid's speech development.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

Teaching Healthy Coping Skills and Calming Strategies

Sept. 7, 2021

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Stress, worry, irritation, and frustration may all be triggered by situations that require emotional self-regulation.  Anxiety can affect neurodivergent learners' ability to understand and use communication, as well as their ability to deal with sensory input, working memory, the flexibility of thinking, and social imagination. Individualized coping techniques are therefore required, taking into consideration the learner's skills, preferences, and familiarity with a particular setting.

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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Kids to Read

Sept. 7, 2021

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These days, kids seem to be learning to read earlier than ever before! After all, preschool and kindergarten seem to have tougher expectations for children as they enter the classroom for the very first time. If you’re interested in getting your kid reading sooner rather than later, read this article to discover the top mistakes to avoid when teaching your child to read, and learn what you can do instead to foster your child’s skills and love for reading!

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The Top 3 Skills Little Learners Should Know When Entering School

Aug. 30, 2021

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This fall, kids around the country are reentering school, some of them attending a face-to-face environment for the very first time! It’s only natural for parents to feel a bit anxious wondering about whether their kids have what it takes to be successful considering the challenges of the past school year. Join us as we discuss the top three skills your child needs to be successful in school and keep reading to find a breakdown of what your little learner should accomplish before entering pre-k, kindergarten, or 1st grade!

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

The Benefits of Play-Based Learning

Aug. 25, 2021

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This year has been a difficult one for lots of reasons. Rising numbers of parents and caregivers have been homeschooling their children, whilst working full-time jobs in the midst of a global pandemic and this has added new unprecedented strains and stresses. It has also meant that caregivers have had to be adaptable and creative about the way they educate their children.

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Helpful Hints for A Successful Start to the New School Year

Aug. 23, 2021

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For kids across the country, they are returning to school this fall without ever having stepped on campus in over a year! For many of them, they are entering school for the very first time as kindergarteners or 1st graders. With so many disruptions, it’s easy to see why parents and kids may feel nervous about stepping foot on campus this fall. Luckily there are strategies parents can take to help little learners prepare for the big day. Read this article to find helpful hints to ensure a smooth start to the new school year!

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