Tag archives for Learning Needs

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to Read full article »

Making Inferences and Reading

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions By: Reading Rockets (2011) Observations occur when we can see something happening. In contrast, inferences are what we figure out based on an experience. Helping your child understand when information is implied, or not directly stated, will improve her skill in drawing conclusions and making inferences. These skills will be needed for all sorts of school assignments, Read full article »

Special Needs Summer Education Alternatives

Courtesy of ADDitude Online Magazine Without structured educational activities during summer break, children with attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities, and other special needs often suffer learning loss. Try this plan for an alternative summer school to keep your child learning while still making time to have fun. As soon as school is out for the summer, our kids shove their backpacks under Read full article »

Moving on and Finding a New School

  Transitioning to a new country with a new workplace, friends, house, school and life is very difficult. There is so much preparation, investigation and exploration that goes on beforehand. It can be difficult to find a school that you like, that you think your children will do well in and that is close to your new home and work. When Read full article »

Misunderstood Minds

Do you ever wonder how it feels to have an attention management deficit or a memory difficulty?  'Misunderstood Minds' has a couple of really nice interactive activities that give us a taster of just how much of a challenge a classroom, learning or read or doing math can be for some of our kids with these problems. This site from PBS in 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!