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Benefits of a Peer Buddy for Struggling Kids

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Kids who are struggling academically or socially in school can make huge gains from having a peer buddy. Creating a peer buddy system is an easy way to support students and grow a caring community within a school. So what is a peer buddy and how can you get one…

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Preschool Apple Spelling Game

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Can you believe it’s almost Fall already? When I think of Fall, I dream of apple orchards and pumpkin vines and leaves changing colors. It’s probably because I live in South Florida, where I do not actually get a chance to experience these things — but it doesn’t stop me…

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Simplifying Morning and Evening Routines

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Are you struggling with a morning routine and feeling hectic and out of control? These tips for a smooth morning will keep your family on track!
I’ve been there! My oldest daughter started high school on Monday. I remember so clearly her first week of kindergarten. I think I made…

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Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

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We’ve all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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5 Name Games for Preschoolers – Learning Activities

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Last night, we went to my daughter’s preschool orientation. We had the opportunity to tour her new classroom, and she was so excited to see her name all over the place: on the birthday board, on her cubby, on her class folder, and on the list at the beginning of…

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Organizing Children’s Homework Stations

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Now that school is beginning again it’s time to think about homework and how to organize homework stations in your home. As the kids head back to school it is important that they have a designated space at home to do their homework. Whether it be a quiet spot in…

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Preschool Language Games for Road Trips

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These preschool language games are particularly fun on long road trips, when your kids start to get antsy in the back seat. Have fun, laugh together, and engage your young children in some great learning activities while on the road. I try to use any down time I have with…

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Back to School Preparation When Your Child Has Special Needs

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When your child has special needs, back to school preparation can be stressful for both of you. It may take a little more work, but adding a few extra steps to your back to school routine can pay off greatly in the long run.
Try these techniques to get the…

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Learning to Sign

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I’ve been signing with Logan since he was very little. Having worked in Early Childhood Education, I knew the very basic symbols–water, eat/food, more, thank you, please, help. I used these with my students everyday and I was amazed when they used them right back. Learning to sign with your

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Decorating Brown Bags – Custom Lunch Looks any Mom Can Make!

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Even if you only have a few extra minutes in the morning, you can create fun lunches for your child by decorating their brown paper bags with custom designs. You don’t need a pantry filled with miniature cookie cutters or gourmet bento boxes…. With a sharpie, glue stick, and

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