When children are very young, they can only think about concrete things—objects they can actually see or touch. The curriculum in early elementary school begins with things that are concrete. For example, science instru... Read more
Understanding addition and subtraction within the number 20 is a First Grade Common Core goal. Here is an easy and fun way to help your child practice these skills to increase math fluency.
Start with addition, until ... Read more
“That’s not fair!” Parents and teachers hear this often. What children don’t always understand is that treating students fairly does not mean treating them all alike. Even adults sometimes say t... Read more
As parents, we talk to our kids about healthy living, but sometimes those messages are, well, boring. But here’s a really fun way to promote good vision care from Transitions Optical.
Consider taking the My Eye Pr... Read more
We all use words in four main ways: 1.) to listen; 2.) to speak; 3.) to read; and 4.) to write.
Talking and reading to young children are methods that parents and caregivers can use to develop sounds and vocabulary. Young st... Read more
Recently, I watched a 30 minute documentary produced by HBO called I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences.
It is an excellent film that shows several children with learning di... Read more
While there are many articles covering the exchange of information at parent-teacher conferences, some recent developments should also be stressed.
“Common Core Standards” are now federal mandated models fo... Read more
Working memory is not a new topic for my blog. I have mentioned it several times before. It is an important topic to learn about because students who have working memory issues often struggle more in school. Essentiall... Read more
With our presidential election less than a month away, we are bombarded with images and messages regarding who to vote for on November 6. Children can’t vote, but they do have the important right to know exactly what&r... Read more
Young children take more time to process information than older kids do. Parents and teachers have a tendency to speak too quickly for them, and they get confused easily. Remember Mr. Rogers? He spoke very slowly to children... Read more