If you’re a parent struggling to understand why your child has trouble in school, or with simple tasks that their siblings and friends do just fine, you may want to learn to recognize signs of dyslexia. Now, we’re not going to go so far as to say that all the symptoms of dyslexia on their own warrant a parent diagnosis for your own child. In fact, when you read about dyslexia, you may get a little confused. Sometimes the symptoms of the neurological disorder overlap with what you may have … [Read more...]
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Growing up bilingual has a great deal of benefits (check out our article on 3 incredible advantages of raising bilingual kids). And the positive aspects of knowing two languages far surpasses all the challenges parents might think there are with raising bilingual kids. So here we’ll give 5 great tips you can use to raise kids bilingually. 1. If you speak a second language, try not to speak anything else with your kids If either parent is fluent in a second language, it’d be best if that parent … [Read more...]
Traditionally, schools are places where kids learn to sit still, listen, follow instructions, pay attention. But ADD students won’t be able to fulfill such requirements as their brains work in the opposite way. So how can tutors help students with ADD? Here we give you 5 tools you can use to engage these unique kids: 1. It’s all about the chairs There are several options you have when it comes to “sitting” ADD students: Thera-bands: Wrap these bands around the feet of the chair. ADD … [Read more...]
If you take a walk around your city and see people looking at their phone while walking, chances are they are playing Pokémon Go. This nintendo game has taken Canada by storm! And it’s timing couldn't have been better, right in the summer break when youngsters have lots of time to spare. So, is it all good fun or is there something to consider before letting our kids get hooked in this Pokémon Go craze? Here we give you some pros and cons of kids playing Pokémon Go to think about. The good side … [Read more...]
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “most children have the capacity and facility to learn more than one language.” Raising bilingual children may seem challenging for some, and it does require some level of determination from the family involved. But the advantages seem to surpass the challenges of raising bilingual kids. Read on and you’ll learn about some of the advantages of raising bilingual children. Bilingual children work at a more complex level than … [Read more...]
If you think that brands are only something teenagers and adults are concerned about, you might be surprised to know children as young as 3 can recognize brands. But what is wrong with a preschooler wanting to buy only Lego as opposed to other types of blocks? Or by choosing to have a Mcdonald's birthday party over having one at home? As you will read in our article below, brands may have a deeper impact on young children than you may think. Kids are understanding brands at a much younger age … [Read more...]