Tag archives for children

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 »

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 »

When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger’s?

John Robison John Robison is the author of "Be Different," a must-read for all Aspergians, those raising a child with Asperger's syndrome, and anyone who works with Aspergians or those who fall on the autism spectrum. It is filled with practical advice and tips about how those with Asperger's and autism can learn to fit in and use their special gifts Read full article »

Teaching Typing Skills

The article below from 'The Innovative Educator' discusses the benefits of teaching children to type.  This is a topic which is really close to my heart and I have enjoyed Anne Trubeck's articles on the perhaps now questionable benefits of teaching handwriting.  It is very difficult to watch a child struggle to express themselves and be turned off written expression Read full article »

EMERGENCY! The kids are bored!

Delayed at the airport. Long Haul flight.  Traffic jam.  Long car ride. Waiting ages in a restaurant.  Waiting to collect someone who is late... If you are a parent the above list is likely to fill you with dread!  Entertaining young children can be a challenge at the best of times but when you are caught unawares with no colouring book, Read full article »

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!