Category Archives: Personal Development

Asthma Attack Care Tips So Learning Is Not Impacted

Asthma Attack Care Tips
Asthma attacks can restrict your child’s way of life if precautions are not taken and this then can have an impact on their time in school or social interaction activity. The easiest way to take care of asthma is to make certain the symptoms don’t get out of hand, and the regular causes that trigger asthma attacks are avoided. Here’s a few asthma attack care tips that can assist in managing and improving bronchial asthma symptoms. TIP #1 If you have symptoms of asthma,...

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...

Providing Social Skills to Hearing Impaired Children

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Children who are deaf or hard of hearing don’t hear all or certain sounds due to an inability to detect these sounds within the ear. They substitute their communication in different ways which may include sign, lip reading, images or text. Some children with a hearing impairment wear hearing aids or have a cochlear implant in order to assist the hearing process. So providing social skills to hearing impaired children sometimes needs to be delivered in more structured ways. The causes of a...

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...

Pretend Play to Stimulate Language

Pretend Playing to stimulate language
Using pretend play to stimulate language and introduce vocabulary is a great way to make learning fun and a little easier. It is also a great opportunity to extend the time your child needs to learn certain phrases with repetition. Pretend play doesn’t require much expense either – get out the plastic picnic set or use their toys as extra guests. Using boxes for doll’s cribs or creating doll’s houses is also a very good language activity in itself that helps build...

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...

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...

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...

Avoiding A “Casey Heynes Bullying Incident”

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Casey’s bully story could have been any boy’s story. The country is reeling from this video footage because the video speaks volumes more louder than words and what can really happen in playgrounds all over Australia has been now shown to the world. This story fuelled a great debate amongst parents and professionals as to what Casey did was right or wrong. I’m not entering my own views as that is not what I’m writing this article for. What would be more productive to...