How often do we send our children outside and encourage them to "have fun," then we proceed to sit down on a chair and supervise. Probably quite often, and there is nothing wrong with that! However, there are big benefits to having our children see us get our hands dirty.
Five suggestions to help you provide feedback on your child's artwork to help build their intrinsic motivation.
Children who are struggling with their speech-language skills may also experience difficulties with basic abilities in literacy such as phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, and writing. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between oral production and the development of essential reading skills
We created a soccer program for children ages 2-7 with the purpose of developing the whole athlete within the context of soccer. This program is also intended to provide parents with access to a structured sport program that can be easily executed and used in their own backyard or living room. With the cancelation of children's programs across North America, our youth have been missing out on important physical development milestones, making a program like this even more important.
Creating a "quiet time" in place of a nap can help foster independent play and ensure you and your child are still setting aside time to rest in the day. Building a quiet time bin can help with this process.
This winter quest is a great way to get your child outside and practicing the /kw/ sound using their senses.
Organizing a name scavenger hunt is a fun way to teach your child their full name while practicing letter sounds.
Here's a quick high-level overview of Orton-Gillingham and the strategies that we have incorporated into our Active Reader alphabet cards.
Practice letter sounds in the bath by playing letter fishing!
Labelling and discussing emotions, better prepares children to regulate their strong feelings when the time comes. This is a skill that can be built through connection and with the support of an adult. Learn how to make and use Emotion Dolls to support this process!
This is a great art project that doubles as a sensory activity for children of all ages, from babies to young kids.