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Fun, Free Activities That Strengthen Language Processing During School Breaks

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The old saying - If you don't use it you lose it - often describes the cognitive setbacks that many students experience over the summer months. Exercising children's brains with engaging and fun activities is a must. This blog reviews 5 strategies you can use this summer to help your little ones sharpen and strengthen their skills. 5 Strategies to Sharpen Your Mind Over School Breaks 1) When watching TV, discuss the commercials See if your kids can figure out what product each commercial is promoting and see if they can uncover any inferences or hidden messages.  This will help to strengthen higher...

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A Wonderful Lesson for Teaching Students about Angles

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Learning about the angles has never been easier.  Would you like a PowerPoint presentation that teaches your students all about angles? What is the Downloadable PowerPoint Presentation: Why Should be Learn about Angles?  Why We Should Learn about Angles is a PowerPoint that illustrates to students the great importance of the many angles in our world. It teaches students about acute, obtuse, and right angles using both visual and auditory memory strategies in a comic book like manner. Then, students get to practice these new concepts by uncovering the angles we can make with our bodies. Furthermore, complementary and supplementary angles are reviewed using...

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Remediating Reading Reversals, Tracking Difficulties and Visual Discrimination Weaknesses

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Remediating reading reversals can be a difficult task. Not anymore! Good Sensory Learning now has many multi-sensory, digital workbooks that can make the process both simple and enjoyable. The First, Digital Workbook is Reversing Reversals: This download offers game like activities, and it was so popular all over the world that more great activities were released.   Would You Like to Learn About All the Resources? Reversing Reversal Primary: Fun activities strengthen and develop the core skills needed for reading and writing. All the activities and games utilize animal characters instead of letters and numbers. Areas of cognition addressed include: visual memory, auditory memory, sequential memory, visual reasoning, auditory...

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What is Brain Training or Brain Fitness and is it Helpful?

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Brain Training or Brain Fitness is the act of strengthening deficits in learning or weak areas of cognition. This is typically done using simple activities that concentrate on areas of difficulty. Just like a personal trainer or physical therapist can focus exercises on a particular part of the body, many learning specialists, educational therapists, and learning coaches can help individuals of all ages to improve memory, visual processing, auditory processing, attention, stamina and more.  Bring Fun Into the Learning Process: When instruction focuses on the area of difficulty, it’s important for the activities to be engaging and fun. They need...

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Top Three, Free Technology Picks for Homework Help and Test Preparation

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There is a vast sea of website and software tools washing up all around us, and staying on top of these resources can feel like an overwhelming tsunami. I’m a learning specialist and educational therapist, and a big part of my work is to ride this colossal techno-wave so I can help my students surf the homework swells with confidence and grace.  My three favorite homework help websites All these websites are great options when assisting students with test preparation. 1: The Khan Academy: This is a not-for-profit organization that provides a free, high quality education to students around the...

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