Elkonin Boxes for Dyslexia |  Phonemic Awareness | Examples | PDF

Elkonin Boxes for Dyslexia | Phonemic Awareness | Examples | PDF

Elkonin Boxes for Phonemic Awareness Just the other day, an advocate friend of mine was in an IEP meeting with a young-ish School Psychologist. And, this person said during the meeting that “you can’t test for dyslexia until the child is in 3rd grade.” It amazes me that myths and misconceptions like this are still…

Social Emotional Learning Activities | Middle School | High School

Social Emotional Learning Activities | Middle School | High School

Social Emotional Learning Activities “Ugh!” (and insert eye roll) “You want to talk about feelings again,” is what my 12-year-old recently groaned. I hope that as you read my site and participate in the Facebook group, that there is so much more to social skills besides exhibiting the actual traditional social skills. Social emotional learning,…

Football Bingo | Free Football Bingo Cards to Print | Rules

Football Bingo | Free Football Bingo Cards to Print | Rules

Football Bingo Are you planning a Super Bowl party or another football-themed event? Looking for some free football bingo cards to print? Well, welcome! This football bingo game is a great way to involve all ages and abilities on the day of the big game. Five months out of the year, football talk is everywhere….

Best Toys for Kids with Autism | Non Verbal | Developmental Delay

Best Toys for Kids with Autism | Non Verbal | Developmental Delay

Best Toys for Autism I used to dread holiday shopping and buying birthday gifts. A phase where I loathed walking through the baby/toddler department of a store, looking for toys for my son who is neither a baby nor a toddler. But I got over it. Now, having this blog for almostĀ 10 years, parents often…

31 Family-Favorite Apple Picking Orchards | 2021 | NJ | PA | DE | MD

31 Family-Favorite Apple Picking Orchards | 2021 | NJ | PA | DE | MD

Apple Picking Near Me I love autumn and late summer. We are busy every single weekend. Sure, it gets tiring, but I just remind myself that in a few short months we could be home-bound for several months due to winter weather. We love going apple picking and I love coming home with a whole…

Fantasy Football for Kids | Fun and Important Skills Learned

Fantasy Football for Kids | Fun and Important Skills Learned

Including Kids in Fantasy Football Leagues My husband has been in a family Fantasy Football league for several years. In recent years, he allowed our younger son (who loves football!) to help him make decisions on players and stuff. Then, I added a team. Another uncle left the league, we expanded the league size, so…

Kindness Challenge for Kids | 30 Ideas for Home or the Classroom

Kindness Challenge for Kids | 30 Ideas for Home or the Classroom

Kindness Challenge I was inspired by a friend who was doing some volunteering. When someone asked her what prompted her to do it, she said, “Well, I figured I could be mad and shout at my TV. Or I could do something.” A family kindness challenge with my kids–I can do that! I’m feeling very…

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

Sensory Activities for Teens It often feels like when it comes to sensory activities and cool crafts, older kids get left out. Like their sensory needs just disappear when they are a tween or teen, right? No, they don’t! Light Play activities are popular and beneficial for all. But take a look around on the…

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