Archives for Health

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 »

Stages of Acceptance: A personal journey

I can remember the moment very vividly.  The year was 1987.  I was sitting at the kitchen table and Dad was on the telephone.  I was almost eight years old, Ricky was four.  At first I wasn’t really paying attention. Adult conversations were certainly something I could have cared less about at that age. The sense of urgency in Dad’s Read full article »

Children’s Books on Special Needs

Explaining a disability to your child or his classmates, friends and young relatives can be a challenge for parents. These books discuss special needs in a kid-friendly way that can shine a positive light on a tricky topic. 1. Asperger Syndrome Cover image courtesy of Jessica Kingsley PublishersAll Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann; 65 pages. Each glossy page has a color Read full article »

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 »

How much sleep is enough sleep for children?

Sleep is immensely important to children's performance in school.  At ISM school starts early and the day can be a long one. Most of our students wake between 5 and 6am... so what time should be be going to sleep?  the article below from webmd offers these guidelines. 3-6 Years Old: 10 - 12 hours per day Children at this age typically 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!