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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Hyperactivity in Children: Tips for Parents and Calming Games Ideas

Jan. 3, 2022

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Many parents are familiar with the situation when a toddler runs around the flat without stopping, screams, taps on furniture, lies down on the floor and waves his legs and arms and does not hear at all what you are telling him.

The first thing to do in this situation is to divert the toddler's attention.

To do this, you can use little tricks. Keep reading to find out what tricks you can use to quieten down your little fidget.

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Hyperactivity in Children: Causes and Ways to Manage It

Dec. 27, 2021

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All the preschool children are usually very active. Preschool children`s activity is the age norm. They like to run, jump, climb on benches and climbing frames, play outdoor games, sing and dance.

How to distinguish a high level of activity from hyperactivity and overexcitability? Read this article to find out!

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Fostering Social and Emotional Learning at Home and in the Classroom

Nov. 25, 2021

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For toddlers and preschoolers, temper tantrums are often met with annoyance and discouragement. But what parents and teachers must remember is that these behavioral outbursts are usually due to kids just not knowing how to cope with their biggest feelings. To help children deal with everyday stressors, utilize Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies to improve both behavior and learning. Keep reading to find four fantastic ideas for incorporating SEL into your child’s day.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Training Your Preschooler’s Hand for Writing

Nov. 19, 2021

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Ensuring children develop their handwriting skills is important not just for their educational progress, but also for their ability to express themselves and communicate with others. 

As children grow up, their desire to communicate by mark-making advances, and there are many tools and techniques you can adopt during their early attempts to do so. Whether you are a child’s parent or guardian, caregiver or teacher there are many ways you can support the little writer. Let’s dive into some of them. 

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The Importance of Routines and How to Maintain Them

Nov. 18, 2021

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There’s a woman in my neighborhood who runs a home daycare. I often see her attending to five or so children, sometimes on a trip to the wading pool, or on a nature walk. Never a tantrum, never a tear, everything about her brood is always calm and joyful. One day I had to ask her how she does it. She told me, “I have three words for you. Routines, routines, routines.” This article tells you about building the routines for your child and why it is important.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
How to Help a Child Who’s a Troubled Sleeper

Nov. 17, 2021

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Are your child’s sleeping problems creating havoc in your home? Does your child’s caregiver or teacher inform you that they have trouble concentrating at school or seem to always be tripping over their own feet? Have you noticed that they tend to doze off on the way home, or cranky or irritable with family members? Many of these symptoms can indicate that your child isn’t receiving enough sleep according to their age. Children ages one to three need 12-14 hours of sleep per day (including naps), ages three to five need 10-13 hours per day, and ages six to twelve need 9-12 hours.

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher 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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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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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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