Archives for August, 2011

Rainy Day Indoor Activities

  Rainy season and typhoons have you and your children feeling ‘cabin fever’? Well, here are some fun and easy activities to do indoors without having to be plugged into the television, game system, computer, iPad, iPods, or cell phones! 1. Make a hidden treasure complete with map or scavenger hunt for objects around the house. 2. Tell scary/silly stories. Enhance the excitement Read full article »

“A Stand-Up Idea To Shake Things Up In The Classroom”

A Stand-Up Idea To Shake Things Up In The Classroom August 22, 2011|By SARAH CODY, Fox CT Across the nation, schools are experimenting with a new concept: the stand-up desk. Kids are opening their books and learning their geography, algebra and social studies as they lean against these cool, adjustable stands. And fidgeting is encouraged! Because we all learn in different ways, educators Read full article »

Help develop language

Below is a wonderful article from Dr Virginia Frisk that outlines how to help your child develop their language skills (in any language!) _________________________________ If your child is late to talk, his speech is not understandable to strangers by the time he is three years of age, stuttering develops, or language development seems to get stalled, there are several ways you can Read full article »

ADHD Food: The Right Carbs, Fats, Proteins, and More

Foods and nutrients -- such as complex carbs, fish oil, protein, and certain vitamins -- could boost ADHD brain power. Discover how! Scientists finally agree with parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) who have suspected a connection between the kinds of foods their children eat and their behavior and symptoms. Two recent studies show a relationship between diet Read full article »

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year The beginning of the school year is a great time to sit down and have conversations with your ADHD child and the other important people in his life to make sure you're all on the same page when it comes to managing his ADHD symptoms. As the year moves Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!