Are your kids suffering from too much screen time? Last week’s blog post featured 7 brain games for kids that can be played on computers, tablets and smartphones. Although some apps are educational and they very well might help with brain development, children should not be spending all of their playtime on devices. How do you determine what is too much screen time for kids? Every family has a different situation and should set up screen time limits accordingly. The Canadian Pediatric Society … [Read more...]
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Have you ever heard of fat actually being good for you? Most people think that low fat and nonfat items are healthier, but you’ll be interested to know that some fats are necessary and are especially good for the brain. Here is a list of 5 lunch box ideas that contain healthy fats for kids that promote brain development. Lunch box idea #1. Avocados contain healthy fats for kids to develop healthy brains Avocados are full of good monounsaturated fats. Add avocado to your child’s favorite … [Read more...]
The ability to concentrate and retain information is a key element in the learning process. For some students it is easy to focus during class or while doing school work, but for others it is an impossible and endless struggle. Brain food for kids with ADD, ADHD and Autism: For children with disorders like attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or autism sometimes medication is often prescribed. In some cases diet can also play a huge role in providing the proper … [Read more...]
1. Start the day by walking or biking to school if possible Fifty years ago it was the norm for children to walk or ride their bike to school. In more recent years it is much more common for children who live close to school to be driven by their parents. This may not seem like a big deal, but studies have been done to show how children who walk or bike to school have increased levels of concentration throughout the school day. The studies are beginning to see that not only is the activity of … [Read more...]
With most school schedules starting early in the morning, or getting to bed at a reasonable time can make or break a student’s ability to function in class. For a night owl student, it can be nearly impossible to be alert during an 8 a.m. math class (which, as we will see, can mean that tutoring sessions later in the day can help a student ‘recover’ from lost time in class which was spent being sleepy). Interestingly enough, new research suggests that a night owl student tends to end up with a … [Read more...]
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often struggle in a large classroom setting. A variety of factors such as the language used for giving instructions, a noisy atmosphere, being surrounded by people and an ever changing activity schedule can lead to the child becoming confused, frustrated, or over stimulated. Whether a child has a form of autism or aspergers syndrome, working with a tutor can benefit children with ASD and help them cope with the larger classroom setting. The ability … [Read more...]