Today, COPPA - Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act - new regulations are taking place to help and protect our kids safety online. It's the perfect opportunity to open the discussion with your kids!
We used Learning Rivers for a multi-sensory approach to reading and writing, written specifically for special needs children. It's eight programs in one, so you don't need to add anything else to it, except maybe some reading ...
“This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings,” says lead author Joan L. Luby, MD, professor of child psychiatry. “I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents’ nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development.”
Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.
eSchool News (registration) How iPads can support learning for students with autism eSchool News (registration) Ed-tech advocates are discovering the numerous benefits that mobile devices, including iPads, can have for students.
Time to get back to math practice for back to school. Math is never a favourite for kids but try to offer some fun, engaging and entertaining math apps and you will see … Your kids will ask you for more!
Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults in the community, contributing their skills and abilities.
Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge of all that contributes to making this dream possible!
“Regardless of the general environment, all children need stimulation and nurturance for healthy development. If these are lacking or if a child’s caretakers are indifferent or hostile, the child’s brain development may be impaired.”
- US DHFS, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau 2001