Author Archives: Pauline Phay

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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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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How to make a Beautiful Card

Make a greeting card with your child. It’s easy, fun and builds language skills as you do and talk with your child during the activity. What you need: White paper – 1 piece Coloured papers – 2 pieces Strips of coloured paper A little ribbon Glue Marker pen Instructions: Glue a coloured papers on the white paper. …

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How children speak and how to learn in children

Learning to speak is a skill that focuses on  pronouncing words correctly as well as to associate meaning with these words and like all skills, it needs to be mastered through training. Though there are some common methods that help children learn speaking like: trial-and-error and imitating people around them but the results may not …

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Sock Puppet

Making a sock puppet is fun, quick and easy. They make great tools for play and teaching nursery rhymes to your child. Things you need: Socks Red coloured card Pom poms Rubber band Craft glue Cotton balls White buttons scissors Instructions: Tie a rubber band around the tip of the big sock. Stuff the socks …

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Teaching Nursery Rhymes to Children

Nursery rhymes are a fun way to use your imagination and a wonderful way to teach your child how to read, listen, and speak. Nursery rhyme activities are wonderful in teaching children at a party or in the classroom. Here are some great tips for teaching nursery rhymes: Glow in the dark stars can be …

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