Oct
18
2009

Traveling With Infants and Toddlers

On a recent flight back to Florida from Rhode Island I was seated near two miserable parents and one very cranky six month old. It occurred to me that many new parents must not have a support system to give them advice as they tackle the challenges of being a new parent. Here are three tips …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Oct
10
2009

Helping Your Child Learn To Read

I thought kindergarten was all about socialization. However that seems to have changed and learning to read seems to be a priority. What can I do at home to help my son succeed? In addition to the homework assignments your son’s teacher may give him, there are millions of ways in which you can foster your …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners What Makes Kindergarten Teachers [...]

Oct
3
2009

Three Fantastic Early Childhood Books

My  Three Favorite Books  That All Three to Six Year Olds Will Love to Hear! 1.  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 2.  The Runaway Bunny (Book & Bunny Gift Set) by Margaret Wise Brown 3.  The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) by Anne MazerRelated Posts:No Related Posts Found

Sep
28
2009

Advice about talking to teachers about disabilities/illness

My daughter has JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) and has flare ups form time to time that make normal school activities like writing, participating in PE or carrying her backpack much harder for her. We’ve had to deal with plenty of school absences, surprise doctors’ appointments and everything else that goes along with having a kid …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessFive Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems Making and Keeping FriendsDon’t Let Your [...]

Sep
26
2009

Three very simple steps to help your young child’s writing:

1) For proper hand placement, put a piece of masking tape around the lower portion of the pencil where the child should grip it. If needed, put dots with a permanent marker on the tape to show where each finger should go. Of course when the pencil is sharpened, you’ll have to move or replace …Related Posts:Improving Handwriting at HomeYouTube and Teaching Go Hand in HandHow to Engage StudentsStory Tellers: Telling Stories Around the HouseWorks [...]

Sep
22
2009

College Prep for a High School Junior

My daughter is a high school junior and attends a large public high school. She is a good student but I’m worried that with only two guidance counselors for the whole school, she won’t get the help she needs applying to college. How can I help her? You have asked a great question at a perfect …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate [...]

Sep
13
2009

Improving Handwriting at Home

My son’s teacher says his handwriting is horrible and she can’t read it. How can I help him at home? Often poor handwriting is the result of underdeveloped fine motor muscles in the hand. Purchase pencil grips for use at home and school. The pencil grip will help your son hold the pencil correctly and in …Related Posts:Three very simple steps to help your young child’s writing:YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in HandHow to Engage [...]

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