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Keeping Elementary Kids Excited for the First Day

by Joe Lawrence July 29th, 2015| Elementary, School

Summer sands are slowly drifting away and we are hearing the faintness of school bells off in the distance. We are now past the midpoint of summer and the new school year is approaching. There are some things we can do to prepare

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Homeschooling Special Needs Kids: Elementary Age

by C. Finkbeiner July 22nd, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
Back to School… or not?

The first day of the school year is approaching, and for kids (and parents) with special needs it can be a confusing, anxious and depressing time. For those who have gone to preschool or daycare, the routine of going to school every day may be
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Is Wi-Fi Safe for Children?

by Joe Lawrence July 15th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
There is a debate that has been going on for years, but is starting to gain more steam as of late. The question is: Are our children affected by Wi-Fi? I will give you my two cents…

The irony is that most of you reading this article are using a
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How to Prevent Sunburns in Children

by Lori Sciame July 8th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
A day at the beach can be blissful...the crashing waves, the cool water, the endless sunshine...what could go wrong?  A parent's first thought may be drowning.  I agree.  Children should be monitored at all times to prevent this from happening; however, another safety issue should be on one's mind:
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How to Empower Your Kindergartner Socially

by Joe Lawrence July 1st, 2015| Elementary, Social
Elementary school is where social skills truly begin to develop in our little ones. We are no longer hovering above them and they are forced to figure out things on their own. However, there are some guidelines we can give them to ensure they are not in a complete
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Summer Proofing for Special Needs Kids

by C. Finkbeiner June 24th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs

Summer vacation is the 8 weeks out of the year that kids look forward to most. No school busses to catch or tests to take, and all of the warm weather and lazy days ahead for doing nothing. For most kids the break

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Traveling with Kids: Fun Games on the Go

by Tania Cowling June 17th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile children get bored on a lengthy excursion. How many times have you heard the expression, “when are we going to be there?” It may be easy to pack an activity bag when traveling by car, so stock up on paper, crayons, stickers
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What to Look for in Summer Camp for Kids

by Editorial Team June 16th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
Choosing a summer camp for your children to attend can be a tough decision to make, as your kids will spend a great deal of time there learning and interacting with their peers. There are usually several camps to choose from in your area, so visiting each one in
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No Sweat Olympics: Active Indoor Games for Kids

by Tania Cowling June 10th, 2015| Elementary, Entertainment
Summer weather can often be so hot and humid that no one wants to be very active. These no-sweat active indoor games for kids do not require high-energy output, but are exciting and fun. Living in the south, these activities kept my kids engaged in easy competitive and skill
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3 Fun Ways to Teach Communication Skills

by Lori Sciame June 3rd, 2015| Communication, Elementary
Fun!  That's what children crave.  It is natural, then, that kids learn best when doing something enjoyable. For instance, many Americans remember singing the A, B, C song.  The song's catchy tune, which matched perfectly with the 26 letters of the alphabet, coaxed millions to memorize the letters of
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Speaking Up for Better Speech

by C. Finkbeiner May 27th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
Did you know that May is also Better Hearing and Speech Awareness Month? Communication disorders are now commonly considered the first sign or symptom of another underlying diagnosis, but it is also the most common special need most children share. By kindergarten age, children often have a vivid vocabulary and
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Dogs for Kids Who Have Allergies

by Tania Cowling May 20th, 2015| Elementary, Social
I love dogs but my nose says otherwise and the same with my kids who have allergies. But, this doesn’t always mean you can’t have a pet. We have been adopting Greyhounds and this dog is working well with us. The allergic reactions to pets can be anywhere from
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