Helping kids learn spelling words can be b-o-r-i-n-g for everyone. Some parents coach kids to read the words over and over. Others ask kids to write the words out 10 times each. These strategies may make the grade if your child is a quick study, but they don’t help them notice patterns or make connections with other knowledge. And that kind of deeper learning turns spelling sessions into higher-level brain training. Studies show multi-sensory techniques that use sight, hearing, touch, and movement simultaneously lead to more efficient and effective learning.
In the back-to-school rush, parents’best intentions may be buried under kids’backpacks, homework assignments, and missives from administrators. The best offense against back-to-school overwhelm is a strong zone defense at home. With this three-zone approach to organization, your family can keep everything under control this year.
Back-to-school is my favorite time of the year; the air is crisp and there is promise of a new start. I always feel like September is the real ‘New Year.’ Most children see September as a fresh start - a chance to start over and fix past mistakes. However, with that hope of a fresh new start comes a lot of pressure. Children begin to focus on their social groups: ‘Will these new kids like me?’ ‘Has the summer changed my friends and now they won’t want to hang out with me?’
It’s that time of year again: back-to-school time. This season is hectic and with all of the added stress, safety can be easily overlooked. As you start to transition your children back to their school routines, there are a couple of important discussions you should have with them. During this period of change, your kids will likely be faced with many new challenges, difficult situations, and potentially some new issues they have never experienced before.
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