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Study Suggests Storybooks as Effective as Vocabulary Books for Learning Facts

[Source:  Science Daily] Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. “Marketers tell parents … Continue reading

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Biting vs. Chewing: Cutting Their Food Helps Kids Behave Better

Editor’s Note:  Very small sample size, but quite intriguing.  We would love to see more [Science Daily] There’s a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table — cut up their food and they’ll relax. During … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

[Source:  MindShift] By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle and experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it’s us under the microscope. Video games, however, have been a … Continue reading

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Featured (and Free) App of the Week – DialSafe Pro

[Source:  Smart Apps for Kids] We all love apps that help teach our kids about the ABCs, history, science or any number of other subjects important to their education, but there are also apps that assist parents with something even … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher (and School-Based Therapist) Burnout

Editor’s Note:  This article works great if you replace the word “teacher” with “school-based therapy clinician” as well!  Please enjoy! [Source:  Edutopia] “Why did I want to be a teacher?” We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and … Continue reading

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