Category Archives: Activities & Tips

A TEACHER’s thought

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Without the dedication of great teachers our children wouldn’t be making the milestones they do. As parents, we value the teachers who come into our worlds and make a difference not only to our children’s way of learning but often our own emotional care as well. I am talking about the teachers who treat our children with respect and get just as excited as we do when the social and development breakthroughs happen. Quite often they are the only ones who understand just how much it...

Teaching Children About Rhyming Words

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Rhyming words, when pronounced, have similar ending sounds, such as rag and bag, late and date, gold and told. When teaching children about rhyming words the best strategy is to immerse the children in examples of them through playing games and other fun activities such as reading poems, singing nursery rhymes or reading books. Kids will respond differently when they hear stories or songs that are in rhyme because not all children are interested in the same topics. But when they do enjoy what...

Choosing Fun Learning Activities For Your Kids

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With the hustle and bustle of daily life you can easily allow your kids to play with whatever they want – and it may not necessarily be age appropriate. Choosing Fun Learning Activities For Your Kids doesn’t mean they have to be restricted to only playing when you have time though. After reading an article in box4kids on blogspot  I was inspired to consider a list of great education toys and games that do not necessarily mean you have to participate ALL the time. Building with...

Parents Are A Child’s Best Teacher

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Finding the right early intervention services is invaluable to your child’s learning. But parents are a child’s best teacher when it comes to building on those basic concepts that involve play. All the interactions of a parent can be used to help develop basic concepts, fine and gross motor skills within your child with special needs, such as: singing nursery rhymes or talking to your child, through touch, such as patting and rubbing playing with your child, dressing and feeding...

Number Activities For Home

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Here are some simple number activities for home time if your child is struggling to remember the sequence of digits or identify a quantity. These additional activities are easy to undertake with your children in and around your family home without having to purchase any expensive learning items but if you would like to add some games to add variety have a look at our list of mathematical downloadable activities. Have your child count as far as he/she is able to and then encourage your child to...

Improve Learning with Visual Perception Games

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Playing Visual Perception Games is a great way to help your child prepare for school. It is also an excellent motivational method to improve learning & motor planning skills of children having trouble remembering or writing alphabet or numerical symbols and the like. Here is a great list of learning activities you could start with and adapt to cater for your child as needed. Pick The Difference Print a simple picture of a person (or photocopy a drawing) 5 times. On each picture change...

Learning Science Concepts Can Be Fun And Easy

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Quite often the task of teaching science to any child let alone one with special needs can sound daunting. But learning science concepts can be fun and easy. The best method to teaching any child science is to challenge the concepts they have already developed. It not only heightens their curiosity to understand but increases their concentration and development of language to ask questions or explain why. One simple activity I found that is quick and easy to prepare for and won’t break...

Develop Language with Puppet Play

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One of the best ways a child can develop language about themselves and the world around them is through puppet play. It is highly motivating, can be kept very inexpensive and relieve some performance pressure since your child isn’t so much focused on producing or retrieving the language. Puppets can be created from material scraps, odd socks and buttons – just about anything around the house can be turned into a motivating language tool. Even using your child’s favorite soft...

Learning Games for Kids

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All school-age children love playing games. So why not use these suggestions as fun learning games for kids to reinforce skills without using obvious and boring repetition. Playing educational games at an early age will help your child excel in school with subjects, such as reading, mathematics and science. If you know your child could use some extra help in on a subject, find games that will challenge and reinforce the skills your child needs to improve on. Internet Learning Activities &...

Disability Students Are Bullied More

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It isn’t right but it is a fact, according to the latest findings from a study published in Paediatrics, that primary aged children with a disability or health care need is more likely to be the target of bullying in mainstream schooling. Almost 1500 children, their parents and teachers were surveyed and found that 1 in 3 chldren had some sort of extra health care need. When the results of these surveys were then cross examined with school records it was evident that children with...