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Muddy Hands: Encouraging Little Scientists in Your Backyard

After the long days of winter, spring has finally arrived and the daylight hours are getting longer. Maybe cabin fever has taken your family by storm. There are many different activities that you and your child can do with those “extra” daylight hours. Getting outside is a great remedy for […]

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Math Memorization Fun

Memorizing math facts won’t be a bore anymore with these “math-tastic” activities using supplies you may already have. Race Cars Create a number line on your floor using painter’s tape and a marker. As you show addition or subtraction flashcards one at a time, have your child race a car […]

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When My Child Just Won’t Write

Stubborn, willful, or something else? What’s the difference between “won’t write” and “can’t write,” and how are you to know which describes your child? A teacher whose gifted students were referred to my Resource Room Language Arts program once said, “They just won’t write anything for me … they just […]

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Creative Ways to Get Kids Writing

From the time I was a small child, I have loved telling stories. At the age of 9, I told everyone I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Imagine then, having two sons who struggled learning to read—let alone write stories. Both of my sons resisted writing […]

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