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4 Low Tech Ways to Entertain a Child

by Lori Sciame September 2nd, 2015| Elementary, Entertainment
Keeping an elementary aged child entertained doesn't always require high tech gadgets. While iPads Sony PlayStations, and Kindle tablets will certainly keep a child this age occupied, they don't stimulate the imagination in the same way that low tech places (and items) do. Plus, low tech entertainment options almost
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Build Elementary Communication Skills

by Joe Lawrence August 26th, 2015| Communication, Elementary
Communication is the biggest problem in any organization. Elementary-aged children and parents are no exception to this. With some simple guidelines, you can eliminate most communication barriers.

Ask any CEO or General and they will tell the importance of communication and the dangers of barriers to communication. In our workplaces
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The Impact of a First Impression

by C. Finkbeiner August 19th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
We live in a social world where populated playdates and pre-k are the norm for kids aged one through five. But for many children, kindergarten is the first time they are completely surrounded by twenty or more peers at once, and one adult.

Imagine being five years old for a
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People, Process, Product Method and Behavior

by Joe Lawrence August 12th, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
As parents we often just want our children to listen. They question our authority or even the teacher’s on a routine basis. It can get very frustrating, but here is a method to help with this problem.

When I am managing my work center, I am focused on my people,
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How to Help Your Child Succeed at Team Sports

by Lori Sciame August 5th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
Children love being part of a team.  It is exciting to play a game to win, especially with cheering fans looking on.  While there will always be a slight chance of injury if a child takes part in team sports, what he or she gains is worth the risk.
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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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