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With technology playing such a huge role in our lives we often get sidetracked and do not engage in enough physical activity.

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July 23, 2020
Allison Duggan

Failure: Friend not Foe

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Let’s talk about the “F” word… failure! While it’s natural as parents and educators to want to protect our children, allowing them to experience failure is an important stage in learning and cultivating a growth mindset. Unless you’re free-solo climbing El Capitan, failing is rarely life-ending. So, say goodbye to “helicopter” or “lawn mower” parenting, and hello to a golden age of growth!

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July 16, 2020
Becky Hill

Shiver Me Timbers! Ideas for Pirate Themed Play

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

When one of my sons was little, he loved toy pirate ships. He had several, and he would play for hours. He had a few pirate-themed books that he enjoyed reading. We lived in Southern California during those years, and we would often visit Disney and cruise the pirate ride.

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July 09, 2020
Lina Awshee

Outdoor Activities to Develop Handwriting Success

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Now that summer is here, most families are spending lots of times outdoors. While working on academic skills throughout the summer is important, there are lots of ways to build them into outdoor fun time.

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July 02, 2020
Dana Develle

Two Colorful Ways to Increase Copying Speed

visualization, spelling

One problem continually faced by teachers, OTs, and parents is that they would like to help their student/child copy faster.

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June 25, 2020
Debbie Pledge

Beyond Connect Four: Having Fun With Four In A Row Games

Connect Four is a game I remember playing a lot as a child, and I play it now with my 9-year-old daughter. It's a really good introduction to abstract strategy games for children, and if you have not yet played it with your child, then do have a go. The sound as you open the under-bar and the counters clatter on the table will transport you back in time.

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June 18, 2020
Becky Hill

Summer Time Is Here! Play! Play! Play!

Summer is here! There are many activities families can do all summer long.

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