Back To School Tip #7

Decoding the Teacher’s Weekly Letter

I’m sure that most of you get a letter at the beginning of the week from your child’s teacher explaining the themes, concepts and skills they are working on in class. This is an important way for them to communicate with you what they are teaching your child in school. . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #7

Back To School Tip #6

I have a few questions for you.

Do you want to do My Obstacle Course activities with your child but you have other children to tend to? Do you wish you could have another set of hands while doing the station activities with your child? Do you wish you could have some help preparing the . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #6

Back To School Tip #5

As parents and caregivers, there are always going to be things that we do for our children that may not be the most fun for us (carpool, sports practices, waiting rooms, etc.) but that doesn’t mean that these things have to be completely unpleasant.

I learned that by adding some things that I really enjoyed . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #5

Back To School Tip #4

In honor of Andrew’s first day back to school, I thought I would share how I combine what I have learned over the years as a teacher and what I have learned as his mother in order to build good working relationships with the members of his “team.”

Working With Teachers and Therapists

I . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #4

Back To School Tip #3

How Do You Want Your Morning To Feel?

This is the most important tip in my mind. Take a few minutes and think about how you want your mornings to feel. If your mornings are great and peaceful, than awesome! If they are causing you to feel stressed or rushed, think about what things have . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #3

Back To School Tip #2

Use A Checklist

A basic checklist with words or picture symbols can make a huge difference for you and your child. This has helped us because like the timer, it removes the “mom” (or “dad”) aspect of telling him what to do over and over again.

Start Small AND With Things You Know They Can . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #2

Back To School Tip #1

It is back to school time and I have seen several questions posed on different forums asking for tips and strategies to help kids get back to school. I thought I would share some things that not only help Andrew but also help me BIG TIME!

Tip 1: Use A Timer Time To Go Helper . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #1

Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #4

Oops!

When I opened the email version of my post from yesterday, I realized that I was not really clear about the link I had provided for the sports activities page. It was the very first link (in green on my website, purple if you subscribe). You can also click here for it: Enchanted Learning’s . . . → Read More: Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #4

Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #3

Enchanted Learning Website – Sports Theme

I have mentioned this website before (click here for previous Enchanted Learning post) because I love how easy they make it to be thematic while building academic skills. It is a subscription site with some free materials but I have found it to be worth the fee for what . . . → Read More: Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #3

Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #2

I found these really cute sports stickers at Michael’s and while they are probably meant for some art project (like a picture frame) or a scrapbook page, I got them to help build math skills like patterning, sequencing, counting and building math vocabulary.

They are great because they can be used to create your own . . . → Read More: Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #2