|Posted by [email protected] on November 10, 2019 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Learning to love school is all about learning to love LEARNING. Since not all children are born scholars, some of them need a little extra push in this direction. Teachers can only do so much in school - it is parents who must make the child eager to go there to begin with. So, what is it about children who love learning?
Such children usually have parents who are upbeat about the concepts of learning and school-going, themselves. If the parents are negative about learning, the child is bound to be, too - and vice versa.
How many times have you said stuff like "This year, you're going to have a harder time than in the last," or "I don't blame you for hating maths - I did too when I was your age?". Have you ever found yourself telling your child the equivalent of "I know school is a drag, but please go for Mommy's sake and she'll give you a treat when you come back"?
How do you expect teachers to get your child interested in school, learning new things and getting good grades if you yourselves send out such downbeat vibes? A child's mind is naturally geared for picking up information, and school is the time-tested medium for feeding them information in a structured and organized manner.
As a parent, you want your child to have all the information she needs to tackle life at all its stages, right? Well, that's what teachers and school curricula are there for. Keep that in mind the next time you and your child discuss school.
Helene Goldnadel suggests that the best you can do is make your child enthusiastic about the daily opportunity of learning new and fascinating stuff. The worst you can do is reinforce her impression that school and learning are impositions.
While tweaking your child's attitude towards school, never forget that the onus should be on learning - not performance. Consistently good performance is the result of a healthy interest in learning. If your child loves learning new things, good grades are almost a given. In other words, don't focus on your child's percentages.
If your child doesn't get good marks in an exam, don't say things like "Didn't I tell you to study harder? Now look at this!" Poor marks don't mean that your child didn't learn anything. Saying something like "I know you knew the answers - you've learned so much in school this year. Do you feel like doing something about this grade?"
In your interactions with your child at home, always encourage your child to ask her teachers about anything she wants to know. Don't try to be an unfailing font of wisdom. Instead of trying to answer all your child's questions yourselves, learn to say things like "That's a great question. I can give you some information, but why don't you ask Miss XYZ for more a better answer at school tomorrow? She's the expert on this, not I."
When your child begins to see and respect her teachers as experts who are willing to help, rather than as evil taskmasters, you will see a decisive shift in how your child does at school. She will absorb more information, and her relationships with her teachers will also improve enormously.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2019 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
In parenting circles, positive parenting has become a buzz topic these days, and it's one topic that has several meanings depending on who you're talking to. Positive parenting, to most people, refers to the kind of parenting wherein positive behavior is encourage and rewarded by the parents, with the parents effectively communicating with their kids. However, it's also important for parents to deal with behavior problems in their children and correct those problems. Even this, however, can be done in a positive way. In this article, Helene Goldnadel a life coach discusses a few positive parenting strategies you can use.
As a parent, you'd be tempted to try to solve of your child's problems yourself than see your child suffer. Very often, however, it's a good idea to let children come up with their own solutions. But when making a mistake will put your child or others in serious danger, that's when you should step in. Unless the circumstances are extreme, let your child see or experience the consequences of his or her actions. It can be simple activities that pose a challenge or dilemma to your child, such as solving puzzles or assembling a toy. You don't want your child to get into the habit of relying on you for everything. Your child needs to develop problem solving skills on their own. It's important to correct inappropriate behavior, but you should avoid doing so in a way that criticizes the child directly. You should focus on the behavior that's inappropriate and you need to communicate to your child as best as you can as to why that particular behavior is inappropriate. Explain to your child why studying harder is important if for example he or she scores very low on a test. What you should avoid, however, is calling your child names or saying that he or she is "bad" or "stupid." Your child needs to know why you have set certain rules and that you expect him or her to abide by those rules. Avoid labeling your child negatively because this only reinforces the undesirable behavior. Your focus should be on correcting the undesirable behavior of your child, not criticizing your child.
Adequate rest and sleep is needed by children so they can be healthy and well-behaved. Young children in particular need regular naps as well as a good night's sleep.
Enforce a bedtime for the kids that is reasonable and no matter what, never allow your children to stay up past this time. Sometimes consuming too much sugar or caffeinated beverages can interfere with a child's sleep, so be aware of their diet. There are studies indicating rest and sleep are inversely correlated to problems in learning and behavior in children. If children get less rest and sleep, they tend to have more learning and behavior issues. You can try applying these positive parenting methods today. Expect to face many difficulties along the way, as it's not an easy thing to be a parent. Your job can be a tad easier if you make the effort to communicate with your child, making sure you reward good behavior.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 31, 2019 at 5:50 AM||comments (0)|
Nowadays many parents are very anxious to see their children be effective readers even before they enter elementary school. They are afraid that their child would lose out to others and fall behind in the fast changing pace of education.
To give your child the edge one should start through cultivating the interest in reading in the child while they are young.
Here are tips by Helene Goldnadel a life coach on how you can make reading more interesting
1) Read anything and do it often.
Reading could be done anytime/anywhere throughout the day and not only confined to bedtime stories before they sleep. You can read out snippets from the magazine/newspapers that you subscribe as a change from the usual storybooks. This can help stir their interest in the daily happenings and increase their knowledge in current issues. It also helps you build up a close bond with your child as you are sharing with him/her what is close to your heart.
2) Do not just read the book from cover to back
What can be more boring than just rote reading from page to page?
Bring the story/article to life. Discuss with you child what the story is talking about. Get him/her to interact with the story by asking inferential questions. Use hand actions to place focus to certain items on the page which you would like to emphasize. You can also add in songs and dance to make the story move lively.
3) Make reading fun.
Make it a positive and happy activity. Never force your child to sit and read a book if he/she is unwilling. By doing so it will only instill negative thoughts towards the activity and make them shut themselves off from being receptive to the pleasures of knowledge building through reading. If you, yourself, show that you enjoy reading, your child will slowly develop the same desire and interest too as they love to model and emulate what us, adults, do.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 16, 2019 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
Is your child with Dyslexia struggling to learn to read despite receiving special education services? Have you heard that a multisensory reading program might be appropriate for your child? Do you wonder what multisensory reading programs teach? This article will discuss what multisensory reading programs are, the principles of instruction, and what specific skills that they teach.
Studies from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development have shown that for children with difficulties learning to read, a multisensory teaching method is the most effective teaching method. This is especially crucial for a child with dyslexia.
According to LD online and The International Dyslexia Association: A multisensory reading program teaches the following:
Children with reading disabilities and dyslexia can both benefit from a multisensory reading program and teaching style. By understanding what a multisensory reading program is and how it is effective in teaching children to read, you can fight for one for your child.
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|Posted by [email protected] on October 9, 2019 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
A good child counselor has to have certain credentials, and they are not all about their achievements in a university. However, before we start of this article proper on the things to look out for in a good child counselor, one of the things of course is the discipline in which they are trained in. Most of the time, good childhood counselors are child psychologists, and they are trained in all aspects of early childhood education as well as specialized childhood education. Their educational training should be tailored towards developmental disorders and expertise in learning programs that include structured learning, speech therapy, communication building, and interactive disciplines.
The reason you need a child care counselor is because there is a condition or problem that you are facing with your child. Normally, many parents would prefer to send their children to someone who has a Master's or equivalent in child psychology, and who has at least a few years experience dealing with children with a range of emotional, psychological and behavioral disorders. Children can be faced with a whole host of brain developmental problems, some of which include traumatic brain injury, autism, attention deficit disorder, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome and some classifications of child speech and language disorders
Helene Goldnadel points out that a good child counselor would have the expertise in dealing with these problems and have specific classrooms for one on one time with children with these disorders. The truth is, children with these conditions need specific, personal tutelage and therapy, and the child psychologist or counselor needs to have an environment where structured learning and therapy can be induced. Also look out for methods like applied behavioral analysis, social skills therapy, occupational therapy as some of the methods utilized to ensure the normal development of children. Also, it is very important that your child is comfortable with the counselor in question and that their personalities are tailor made to dealing with sometimes very difficult and very young children.
You are placing your child in the care of a professional and you need to ensure that they get along. Most parents prefer to sit in with their children on the first few therapy lessons and the good counselors out there also encourage it. Sometimes, children with developmental disorders form an extremely strong bond with their primary care givers and it is good to taper down that contact and get your child used to the presence of another person; who will be spending a few hours with them a week. Also, make sure that you like the child counselor as well, communication should be at a maximum and you must be updated on all the progress of the child. These are some of the things to look out for in a good child counselor and admitting your child into the hands of one is a very big deal. Do some research and talk to parents who have their kids in some of these programs, because in this industry, word of mouth is the biggest recommendation around.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 1, 2019 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Children respond to positive expectations. When a child is expected to perform well in their academic subjects and the expectations are conveyed in words and actions, the child respond to it positively. On the other hand, if it is expected that the child will fail and all the interactions with the child conveys that message then you can expect failure and ultimately a child who drops out of high school.
What parents, teachers, administrators must understand is that each child is born with tremendous potential. The human brain has almost limitless capacity for development. However, it needs early stimulation and the curiosity of the child needs to be nurtured and encouraged.
At an early age, the parent who is the child's first teacher must begin talking with the child when the child first begins to speak. Begin with single words recognizing objects at home and outside and then quickly move to three word sentences, four word sentences, and onward. Children acquire the mastery of communication and the mastery of language by having conversation.
This early stimulation and fostering of creativity in the child builds a powerful foundation for learning. Children learn through play. Nevertheless, even in the age of computer games, reading to the child remains essential. Educational computer games can be complimentary, but should never replace reading to your child, letting him both hear the spoken word as well as recognizing words in print.
When I was a youngster, the local libraries in the neighborhoods in which I lived had a summer reading program whereby kids could check out books for the entire summer after school let out. This encouraged youngsters to read during the summer and not just playing sports and go to the movies.
Even after play, I found time to read and developed the love for reading which I still have. Urge the libraries to establish a summer reading program if it is not currently happening in your community.
Helene Goldnadel suggests that both parents and teachers should closely observe their children and begin to recognize each child's unique strengths and talents. One child may show a capacity for music; another child may show a capacity for math; another child may show a capacity for arts; another child may establish relationships easily and, still another child may show a capacity for athletics. The concepts of multiple intelligence remain significant.
Many youngsters may show a combination of intelligence or a capacity for excellence in certain areas. To neglect to develop the brainpower and the intelligence inherent in our youngsters is a disgrace and detrimental to the progress of our country.
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|Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2019 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Imagine you are out shopping for your baby and you have no clue what to pick, and what not to pick, when you face the toy store aisles. Parents often respond to the situation in a straightforward manner, they buy the basics and also a few pieces of the educational and the high-tech that fascinates you.
Well, to start with, a toy for a child is a tool to aid intelligence and boost creativity. If you fail to get the right playthings for your baby, his/her intelligence and imagination may suffer a serious setback. It is important to put some thought into what toys you buy for your little one before you actually buy them. Helene Goldnadel gives some inside here:
Rule 1: Keep it simple. A toy that does many things at the push of a button limits your child's imagination. Your child may be delighted by a doll that sings, dances, talks and does many things. However, it limits the way your child uses it for play. It leads the play, which isn't the right idea. Your child needs to play the lead.
On the other hand, the basic toys, such as blocks, give your child numerous opportunities. When the baby is 6-8 months old, it helps to enhance motor skills as they grab, kick, lick and do many things with it. As your child grows, he/she uses blocks in a manner that helps him/her reach a specific goal, maybe build a tower.
Rule 2: Stay away from too much electronics. You can use the TV or an electronic toy to keep your little one occupied while you finish some chore. However, it is best not to use electronics to amuse children. The idle pastime tends to limit your child's imagination. It can also hamper play and make him/her inactive.
Keep your child away from the screen for the first two years. There are baby shows and educational programs, but it is best if your little one can learn the basics from some other source, maybe playtime with parents or grandparents. Even after two years, limit screen time and encourage him/her to explore the world around.
Rule 3: Rotate toys to keep things interesting. Confusing your child with too many toys at a time isn't the best idea. It makes it hard for your baby to focus on something in particular. Let him/her explore and enjoy a few playthings at a time. After he/she has played with them to their heart's content, you can bring out the new ones.
You don't need to throw away or replace the toys your baby once loved but got tired off. Keep them in the toy box. Introduce them after a few months; the enhancement of creativity and imagination in your little one would ensure that they make use of the same pieces in a completely new way.
Rule 4: Educational may not always be the best. If you are in the race of making your baby a language or mathematical genius, you are going way too fast in way too little time. Let go off your obsession to teach him/her the alphabets or the numbers. Keep away the flash cards and educational DVDs if your baby doesn't seem interested.
Instead, go with the basics. Use kitchen and doctor toy sets to boost the interest in pretend play. Use clothes and accessories to dress up as prince/princess or pirates. Use wooden easels for kids and big colorful crayons to create their own masterpieces. Use play dough to replicate the everyday objects.
Rule 5: Reinvent everyday objects. Your child learns best from imitation. If you are enthusiastic about new things, it inspires your baby to be an explorer. When you play with your little one, make sure you point out the exciting things. Help him/her understand and explore everything around.
Make use of everyday objects. Fill up a bottle (unbreakable) with seeds and let him make a lot of noise with the unique rattle. Ask her to shell a pod of peas and count out how many are there. Use a small piece of fabric to create an eye-patch for your little pirate. With a little imagination, even the simplest thing can be a perfect plaything.
|Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2019 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
At the point when blessings are purchased for youngsters, they are regularly purchased with the expectation of having a fabulous time. While diversion is significant for kids, so is instruction. There are a huge number of fun instructive games for children available that cause it feasible for children to have a fabulous time, while learning significant fundamental abilities. Little youngsters learn through play, regardless of whether it is pretending, explaining riddles or messing around. The advantages of giving games that teach incorporate calibrating engine abilities, learning critical thinking aptitudes and expanding capacity to focus.
All kids can profit by activities that work on their engine abilities. While youthful babies work to make sense of how to utilize their hands and fingers to control little things, kindergartners and first graders need to figure out how to move the mouse on a PC or handle little perplex pieces to comprehend the riddle. There are assortments of fun instructive games for children that are accessible available or even discovered online for nothing. Allowing your kid the chance to take a shot at those engine aptitudes will demonstrate to be significant for his future.
Critical thinking aptitudes are a significant expertise for any tyke. Kids who don't have the fitting strategies to take care of an issue can wind up baffled effectively, making the higher evaluations in school, just as life when all is said in done, troublesome. Riddles and games that require multifaceted reasoning aptitudes help your kid's mind to form into one that can think sensibly and figure out how to discover answers to issues, as opposed to surrendering.
Toddlers have a short attention span, which is why preschools have many centers set up. This allows the students to move from center to center as they please to avoid boredom. As children grow up, however, an increased attention span becomes important. Giving your child plenty of opportunity to play games that are engaging, yet educational, will stimulate him and help him learn to sit at projects for longer periods of time.
Helene Goldnadel is of the view that the appropriate toys are an important component of any child's life. It is finding the fitting things that will ingrain instructive worth yet still be fun that is of most extreme significance. Fun instructive games for children can be found wherever you look. You can haul out a deck of cards, turn the PC on and discover free games on the web or buy instructive things at the store that are fun, yet make a learning knowledge. Interfacing with your tyke and giving him the establishment to learn will lead him down the correct way throughout everyday life.
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|Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2019 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Playing should not be merely a routine work, but should exude some knowledge and learning that can enable a child to mould his or her personality in different fields like emotional, physical and social.
Toys at Different Stage
A child educational toy should be brightly colorful and have the ability to entice and draw the attention of a child. Red, white and black are the first noticeable colors in the eyes of infants. The eye-catching hues help the child to get drawn towards the toys and get a hold of it. The various aspects of the child educational toys stimulate the sensory organs and stir interest amongst the infants who can hardly understand anything.
The infancy stager of a child is characterized by inquisitiveness. But once they grow up they can solve their queries by asking many questions. With the passing of years, the maturation of their body parts contributes a lot to the development of the motor skills. The varied types of toys like the building blocks, puzzles, stuffed toys, reading and coloring books, arts and crafts material helps a lot to boost a child's' imagination capability and creativity.
When a child steps into a school, he or she is open to a lot of obscure faces. Gradually the child learns to interact and play with his or her classmates and teachers. When the child grows a little the surrounding atmosphere becomes very amicable and a lot more casual. At this stage the various child educational toys are useful and enable them to enhance their educational skills. Games like balls, skipping ropes, board games and playing cards hone their skills and teach them a lot.
About Educational Toys
Good bonding with your child is very essential as it can drive away their shyness and aid them to win their fears. Nowadays most of the parents are working and can hardly squeeze out time for their children. Therefore, they try to compensate their prolonged absence by gifting toys. Hence the demand for educational toys has escalated in the recent years. The manufacturers have taken great pain and labor in researching and understanding the child's psychology and creating toys that will accomplish their demands.
A few examples of child's educational toys incorporate math basics, geography and variety of games that enhance the analytical skills, kids spelling and many more. In the recent years demand of the educational toys has amplified because children now prefer those toys with which they can actively interact than the usual stuffed toys.
Play is not merely a passing of time but plays a pivotal role in improving a child's emotional and learning capability. Playing enables to widen a child's capacity and maximize his potentiality. Remember that different child have different development pace and hence should be tackled differently. Do not force your thoughts on your child. A child may love to play with the same toy day after day. But another child may quickly lose interest in a particular toy after some time. You should understand this difference and meet their demands accordingly.
Once equipped with a child educational toy, your child is open to a myriad of activities, which makes the game more interesting. Besides, playing with the toys Helene Goldnadel suggests you to encourage the children to learn music, art, language and poetry.
|Posted by [email protected] on September 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Have special education personnel stated that your child was ineligible for special education, because they do not fit into one of the 13 eligible categories? Does your child have Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) but you were told by school personnel that this does not fit into the 13 eligible categories? Has your child been diagnosed as emotionally disturbed and you believe the child has autism? This article will discuss how you can determine what category of classification that your child can receive special education services under. By knowing these categories you can advocate for the one that meets your child's needs.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that every child with a disability must receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Also special education services to meet their unique needs. Labels or classifications do not determine, if a particular child is eligible for a particular special education service, though sometimes special education personnel act like it does.
1) Autism: If you suspect that your child has autism ask special education personnel to give him or her, a childhood autism rating scale (CARS). The scale is done by the parent answering 13 questions about their child, and a knowledgeable person giving a score to the scale. The higher the number the more chance that the child has autism. If the scale is positive take your child to a specialized Pediatrician that specializes in autism.
Pervasive developmental disorder is on the Autism spectrum. Autism is one of the eligible categories for special education services. So a child with PDD is eligible for special education services under the category of autism.
2) OHI: For a child to be eligible under this category usually requires some type of documentation from the child's physician. Many children with ADD and ADHD receive special education services under this category.
3) Mental Retardation: Determined by IQ score; a child's IQ score under 75 is considered to be in the mental retardation range. Be careful if your child's IQ is normal and decreases as they grow older, this is indicative of an inappropriate education, not necessarily mental retardation.
4) Emotional Disturbance (ED): Many children with autism are being given an ED label-Why? Because in my opinion special education personnel are reluctant to give a child an autism label due to cost of special education services. For a child to truly be ED, they must have no other disability!
5) Deafness: This is a total loss of hearing and usually requires physician documentation.
6) Hearing Impairment: Not a total loss of hearing as above!
7) Visual Impairment: Severe impairment not fixed by glasses or contacts.
Deaf-Blindness: Total loss of hearing and total loss of sight.
9) Specific Learning Disability (LD): Children with reading difficulty despite appropriate instruction, math difficulty despite appropriate instruction, dyslexia, visual processing disorder, sensory integration disorder (SID), auditory processing disorder, all qualify under LD.
10) Multiple Disabilities. Must include another disability and also mental retardation.
11) Orthopedic Impairment: A child with Cerebral Palsy would qualify under this category.
12) Speech or Language Impairment. Includes delayed speech, communication disorder, language disorder such as dyslexia, receptive and expressive language disorder etc.
13) Traumatic Brain Injury: Any injury to the brain either at birth or when the child was older.
By understanding the 13 categories and what is required for each one, you will be able to be an informed advocate for your child. Children who need special education services and do not get them may have their lives ruined forever!