4th of July toddler art flag with dot paint, learn with emily dot com

4th of July Toddler Art Flag with Dot Paint

On Independence Day we celebrate the birth of our nation, the United States of America. This holiday is commonly observed with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. Citizens often show patriotism by displaying the American flag on this national holiday. Celebrate Independence Day with children by completing a fun art project. My toddlers love to dot paint, so I […]

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Structured Teaching with LeapFrog Letter Factory

Structured teaching adds visual clarity to a task. Many alphabet toys can be turned into structured teaching activities. In this activity, the LeapFrog Letter Factory toy was given visual organization as a structured teaching task. Learning objectives: Use 1-to-1 correspondence to move objects Use fine motor skills to place letters in the slot Exposure to letter names […]

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Top 6 Alphabet Toys for Learning Letter Names and Sounds

A literacy rich environment is one that exposes children to print from an early age. Access to books, educational toys, and other writing at home all contribute to a literacy rich environment. Care givers who spend time talking to, playing with, and reading to children will maximize the benefits of early exposure to print. Alphabet toys […]

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7 Tips for Working with Autistic Children

As a parent, I have found that many people do not know how to work effectively with my autistic children. My children respond well to visuals and become easily bored. Situations that rely on solely on auditory input (sitting still, listening, and discussions) are very difficulty for them. Typical discipline approaches will not work and may even […]

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The Well-Trained Mind Homeschool Book

I have been intrigued by the classical education movement. A classical education is one that bases learning off of three stages: 1) the Grammar stage, 2) the Logic stage, and 3) the Rhetoric stage. Children below 5th grade are in the grammar stage. In this stage, facts, general knowledge, and memorization are required. During the […]

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Kid Approved Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Many children do not eat enough vegetables. It is recommended that children eat 3 servings per day. If your child has sensory sensitivities to food, providing them with a balanced diet may seem impossible. This “deceptive” recipe sneaks spinach into yummy oatmeal bars. The cooked and cooled oatmeal bars will not have any spinach flavor. They […]

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Autism Series: How to Teach Tolerance To Losing

One skill that may be difficult for an autistic child is how to handle losing a game. Autistic children tend to thrive in predictable situations. They love their routines and may become very distressed when a routine is disrupted. Playing games can be unpredictable. Although each game will have its own set of rules, different things […]

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Time Delay as an Instructional Strategy

Time Delay is an instructional strategy that has been used to teach a variety of skills. The two types of time delay include Constant Time Delay (CTD) and Progressive Time Delay (PTD). Both procedures have been documented as effective in research studies (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). Constant Time Delay Step 1: Present the stimulus […]

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