best gifts for kids with ADHD

The Best Christmas Gifts for kids with ADHD

Kids with ADHD can have hard time focusing. Keeping their little hands busy is usually very helpful.  As a preschool teacher, I always had a whole basket of toys designated to keep my active students' hands busy while we did circle time and other learning activities that required paying attention. It helped so much I … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gifts for kids with ADHD

The Best Christmas books for kids

Preschoolers love reading books. Especially Christmas ones! There is just so much magic, Santa is bringing presents, the whole countryside is covered with snow and the book always has very happy story. What child wouldn't like that? Maybe that's why I love Christmas movies! Not every books is created equal though. Some books are more … Continue reading The Best Christmas books for kids

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5 awesome Thanksgiving gratitude activities for kids

Thanksgiving is around the corner and many parents are thinking of ways how to show their kids what the Thanksgiving is really about - GIVING THANKS!     Thankful arts and crafts are a fun and effective way to do thankful activities with your kids. You can explain what "grateful" means as you create and … Continue reading 5 awesome Thanksgiving gratitude activities for kids

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What is “Developmentally Appropriate Practice” and should I pay attention to this approach when I homeschool?

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) sounds like something only skilled and educated teacher knows about, doesn't it? You may feel like, as an ordinary homeschool mom, you have no idea how to implement it in your lessons. Does it require special training, special knowledge or even special tools? Is my child's education going to suffer if … Continue reading What is “Developmentally Appropriate Practice” and should I pay attention to this approach when I homeschool?