Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to handle preschool bullies

Your first clue that something is up might be when your preschooler says, “Kids are mean to me” or “I hate so-and-so, and I don’t want to play with him anymore.” In my case, the eye-opener was when my son, Kevin, brought home his preschool class picture. As he pointed from one smiling child to …

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Sneaky but simple ways to get your kids to eat fruit and veg

Written by Yvonne Eve Walus Mealtime is battle time in many households with parents striving to give their kids nutritious food and their little carnivore/carbivore/treativore flatly refusing anything that vaguely resembles ‘healthy’ – no matter how hungry she is. While conventional wisdom dictates ignoring mealtime tantrums and serving the rejected food as usual, there are …

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Games to Build Focus and Self-Control in Kids

Help your child to build focus and self-control in him/her through these games! “I Spy.” In the car you can play “I Spy” games. For example, the parent can say, “I spy something wet.” The child who guesses correctly with “Is it a water park?” gets to offer the next clue of what they spy. …

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How To Help Children Focus And Concentrate

Having children who have problems concentrating and staying focused can be frustrating for parents, but it can also cause frustration and self-esteem issues for kids, according to Psychology Today website. These problems can be caused by big life changes, stress, anxiety, learning disabilities and disorders, such as ADHD. No matter the cause of poor concentration …

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Games for Dyslexic children or beginner readers

  Enjoy a round of reading game and memory game with dyslexic children or beginner readers. What you need: Cards ( 2 different colours) Marker pen 1. Reading game Instructions: Write a sentence on each coloured cards. Cut out the words into individual cards. Arrange the cards as you read the words with the child. Hand out a set …

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21 Beautiful Children’s Rooms

Designing a child’s bedroom can be very challenging considering the fast pace in which kids are growing up these days. It’s hard enough keeping up with endless influx of technological gadgets before finding ways to store all of these “next best things”. But alas, there are fun innovative storage solutions disguised by splashes of color …

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7 Ways to help Dyslexic children succeed

Full discloser is the order of the day It has been my experience that children want straight answers to what is happening with them and why. Educate yourself on dyslexia, and then share what you have learned with the child. If a child is left to his or her own devices to figure out what …

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10 Fine and Visual Motor Activities

You can encourage fine motor and visual motor skills in your child with these activities. Try it today! What you need: paper clips index cards markers magnet jar sorting tray Suggested activities: Put a paper clip on the matching letters. Say a word aloud. Put a paper clip on the letter that the word starts …

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Does my child have a Learning Disability?

To his parents and teachers, Michael is a bright boy with a quick mind. BUT: He cannot express himself well in writing. He fails his tests most of the time. He has difficulty reading even simple storybooks. Why? Maybe Michael is just lazy or careless. Or is he just being naughty and playful when it …

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