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A Check List for Back to School 2021

July 30, 2021

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A new school year is near and now it's time to prepare to go back to school! For some kids, it is an exciting time since children are eager to start learning and looking forward to seeing their schoolmates again, while for others it may be a hard time of trial and concerns. Some kids will sometimes need extra help to make the transition back to school smoother and safer. Luckily, there are many strategies on how to make the transition easier, making the back-to-school process run as seamlessly as possible. 

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

Detecting Hearing Difficulties in Children and Addressing it at Home

May 20, 2021

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Talking to your child but he seems inattentive and doesn’t respond can be quite irritating for the parents. How do we know if a child is ignoring us or has any difficulty listening? Talking to your child but he seems inattentive and doesn’t respond can be quite irritating for the parents. At times, you’ll yell at your child to turn the volume down of the program they are watching or games they're playing. However, have you ever asked yourself if the behavior is related something else? Is it Selective Hearing? Hearing difficulties?

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Inspire Play with a Book a Day: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Books and Activities

May 17, 2021

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The summer is drawing near, and after a year of learning at home, you and your kids may be struggling with fresh new ideas for play. But what if we told you to just go to the nearest bookshelf and pick up your child’s favorite book? Sometimes the best ideas for playful activities can be inspired by those that are unrelated to games. Read this article to discover how to use early learning books to inspire your child’s play and find the best titles and activities to fill your little learner’s time and mind!

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Be a Help, not a Hassle. 10 Simple Tips to Help your Student with Homework

March 23, 2021

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There has always been a gap between parents and students and nowhere is that more obvious than at the homework table. No matter how helpful and well intentioned parents are they can be met with hostility and stubborn students. These 10 tips will help build a successful bridge between learning in the classroom and learning at home. 

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7 Tips for Cultivating Critical Thinking for Kids Throughout the School Year

Jan. 24, 2021

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When it comes to critical thinking for kids, it’s important to remember that analytical thinkers aren’t suddenly created in kindergarten! Many parents and perhaps teachers may worry how today’s increasingly tougher curriculum standards can be taught when our children are hardly ready to think critically on their own. But as the popular saying goes, it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Read this article to learn more about what critical thinking looks like at the elementary level, and what parents and educators can do to help children develop the mindset needed for deep analytical thinking! 

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Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning

Oct. 12, 2020

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For parents and teachers of kids with special needs, distance learning presents an entirely new challenge: how to support the neediest of children when they are stuck at home learning through a screen! When cameras are off, and teachers and their aides are all on the same call together, it can seem impossible for these kids to get the accommodations they so desperately need. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tools we can offer for both families and educators. Keep reading to find strategies for supporting students with special needs during virtual classes.

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A Parent’s Guide to the Upcoming School Year

Aug. 17, 2020

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When it comes to the upcoming school year, there’s no shortage of worries that parents may have regarding the transition from online to in-person or hybrid learning. With many areas still facing virus outbreaks, it’s understandable to have questions about how to keep kids safe. Though some schools are beginning the year online, the ultimate goal is to get back to the classroom sooner rather than later. If you’re worried what that might look like, you’re not alone! This article gives a broad overview of where schools stand with reopening and offers 6 key considerations for transitioning your child back to the classroom when the time comes!

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Teaching and Schooling Pods: Alternative Teaching in Troubled Times

Aug. 11, 2020

You may have seen something about it on the news or social media, but during this strange summer amidst ongoing coronavirus outbreaks, microschooling has become all the rage! If you’re looking to find more information about teaching pods, what they are, and benefits versus disadvantages, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to learn about how pods can help both teachers and families! 

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Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference?

July 28, 2020

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We’ve already talked a little bit about the touch choices parents will have to make as students prepare to head back to the classroom, whether in person, or online. But one option that many parents are considering in the age of the coronavirus is to homeschool their children. At this point, you might be asking yourself, “is virtual school homeschool?” It’s a great question, too, because many parents may be confused over what makes it different if kids are learning at home under both modes of instruction. This article is meant to lay out the differences. Keep reading to learn more about these options, and points to ponder when making a decision between the two!

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Online Learning or Face-to-Face: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Education During a Pandemic

July 6, 2020

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This month or next, many parents around the country will have to make a difficult decision: whether to send their children back to school. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t even be a question for most families, but amidst the pandemic, districts across the nation are offering a choice between returning to campus as usual or continuing with online learning. If you’re agonizing about making this important choice, you aren’t alone! This article discusses in depth what parents should consider as they decide between online or face-to-face learning.

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