Missy Laulo

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Whole Body Listening

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The Importance of Structure and Routines at home

The following article is a look into why structure and routines are so important for children and provides tips on how to get started. http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/family-life/structure-routines Structure: Why Kids Need Routines Why do kids need routines and structure? Because routines give them a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline. Humans are afraid of many things, but "the unknown" edges out        everything except death and Read full article »

Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/importance-routines-preschool-children/   By Lisa Medoff One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of Read full article »

Ten tips to build self-advocacy skills

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/ten-tips-to-build-self-advocacy-skills/   Use these helpful tips to promote self advocacy with your child. By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog Self-Advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994) Below are ten tips to help build Read full article »

Developing Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem From: http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/self_esteem.html# Healthy self-esteem is like a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Kids who know their strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures. They tend to smile more readily and enjoy life. These kids are realistic and generally optimistic. In contrast, kids with 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!