Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Stirring meatballs on the stove

Do your kids help in the kitchen?  Have you thought about all the different skills you are teaching your kids when cooking together?   Obviously, learning to make food for themselves (and hopefully the whole family) is one, but they can also strengthen their fine-motor, direction following, math, reading, science, and safety skills!  In fact, if … Continue reading Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

Learn a simple, but powerful activity for improving children's ability to follow directions.

Do you have children (or work with children) who need to work on following directions?  This is a critical skill to functioning in a classroom and in every day life, yet, it can be challenging for many children.  Some children just need to work on focusing on what is being said and processing longer directions. … Continue reading Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

Getting Your Children’s Brains Ready to Learn

Child Stacking Cups

Children (and adults!) need to have good attention, memory, processing, and comprehension skills to fully learn information.  Unfortunately, many children have weaknesses in these areas or come to a learning situation not quite ready to use these skills.  Does that describe your child?  It describes mine!  There are a variety of activities we can do … Continue reading Getting Your Children’s Brains Ready to Learn