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  • 7 Things Children Need to Hear

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  • 5 Household Jobs for Even Smallish Children

    5 Smart Chores for Kids Who Have Trouble Completing Tasks Kids with learning and attention issues can have trouble following through on tasks like household chores. Help your child by assigning tasks with a clear beginning, middle and end—and keeping these tasks short! Read More

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  • Early Childhood Education – Play

    Thomas Armstrong, education expert, author, and Whole Child Podcast guest, just can’t say enough about the importance of play. The chapter “Early Childhood Education Programs: Play” is excerpted from Armstrong’s ASCD book Best Schools, which looks at not just best schools, but also best practices for teaching and learning. In this chapter, Armstrong points to […]

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  • We Don’t All Pick Up Social Rules Easily

    5 Unwritten Social Rules When there’s a line at the post office, you wait your turn. If you bump someone with your grocery cart, you apologize. And when other people are talking, you let them finish speaking before you respond. Read More

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  • See What it can be Like for Some with a Reading Challenge

    This Website Shows You What Reading Is Like When You’re Dyslexic A website created last week is providing a fascinating look into what some forms of dyslexia look like, and the results are a must-see. The goal is for people without dyslexia to appreciate how hard it can be to read or do math for […]

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  • Music Helps In Many Ways

    Harnessing the placebo effect A growing body of scientific evidence suggests our mental state can affect our physical body, but how can medical science ethically make use of the placebo effect? All in the Mind talks to journalist Jo Marchant about the science. Read More

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  • Brain Training Apps May Not help Students

    Brain training may not be the answer for learning difficulties Researchers from the Institute have urged caution on the widespread use of ‘brain training’ programs, after new research reveals they are not effective in preventing learning difficulties in primary-school-age children. The MCRI Memory Maestros study shows Cogmed, the most widely used working memory training program, […]

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  • Reading Challenges and Music

    Dyslexia and Music Dyslexic learners constantly meet barriers to learning across the curriculum and may become discouraged very quickly due to lack of initial success in some subject classes. This can result in subject teachers assuming that these individuals are inattentive or lazy, when they are actually working much harder than their classmates, though with […]

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  • Hospital School

    Attending a Hospital School has made all the difference for one family, Warren Thompson tells Kate Symons. Kieren is the youngest in our family. He’s a beautiful, generous, happy eight year old who brings a lot of joy to our lives. He also has a rare and aggressive brain cancer. Read More

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  • A Font to Help Others Read

    This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read A new typeface is making life easier for people everywhere who live with dyslexia. Christian Boer, 33, is a Dutch graphic designer who created the font that makes reading easier for people, like himself, who have dyslexia, according to his website. Now, he’s offering […]

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