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Play & Learn- A Fun Idea for Game Play that Educates

As parents and caregivers, we are busy people. So it is a wonderful moment when we come across some quick and easy play ideas that help support children in their development like the ones found at Play & Learn. Play & Learn is a website designed to enhance learning through play. It was developed by the Infant and Child Health Lab (INCH) and the Division of e-Learning Innovation (DeLI) and offers expert reviewed games and … Continue reading Play & Learn- A Fun Idea for Game Play that Educates

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Let’s Work on our Social Skills

Teachers and parents alike sometimes struggle to find tools that help children develop their social skills. Let’s face it, these are skills that many of us take for granted. For a lot of us, social skills come easy. We jump in and out of conversations, we can read people’s faces and body language and we can understand when people are being sarcastic or sincere in their tone. For those that struggle with social skills, it’s … Continue reading Let’s Work on our Social Skills

Tips and ideas for an ADHD friendly date (Just in time for Valentine’s day!)

Dating can be a bit of a challenge for the ADHD brain. Depending on where you go, there can be distraction, sound interference and just a general overall feeling of sensory overload. Enter the You Tube Channel “How To ADHD”- and their 5 Tips for Making Your (Valentine’s) Date ADHD Friendly.  It’s a video that outlines five things that you can do to make your date a successful one.  Good to note – make it … Continue reading Tips and ideas for an ADHD friendly date (Just in time for Valentine’s day!)

Strategies for Executive Functioning Difficulties

Executive functioning skills are the skills that guide our ability to plan, organize, memorize, problem solve and a variety of other life-management tasks. Students who struggle with these skills need support and guidance that will help them navigate the classroom successfully and transfer learned skills to life after school.  The Tool Box has compiled an informative piece on Executive Functioning Skills describing what executive functions are and throughout the piece, where you can find strategies … Continue reading Strategies for Executive Functioning Difficulties

Tip and Tools for Students with Dyslexia

If you are a teacher of a student with Dyslexia, you may be interested in today’s article. Author Sharon Conwell shares some terrific tips, tools and even apps for helping your students to succeed. In her article, Dyslexic Students Learn Differently: Tips, Tools and Apps to Help Them Succeed , Sharon has penned some useful ideas for reading, writing, math and social-emotional skills that could redirect a frustrated child by finding their strengths and nurturing … Continue reading Tip and Tools for Students with Dyslexia