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My six year old daughter isn’t like most kids.  She has ADHD and has a difficult time staying focused on her homework.  An assignment that takes an average child 15 minutes to complete takes my daughter at least 30 minutes.  It’s not because she isn’t as smart as her classmates.  She is actually very bright (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother).  To put it quite simply, my daughter’s brain is wired differently.  She gets distracted by everything.  (If I am not monitoring...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and soon, your child will be out of school for a couple of weeks. Keep their minds stimulated and their bodies exercising by doing these 12 fun and festive activities with them: #1. Reindeer [Math] Games – Sorting by Color and Size Directions: Print out this FREE Reindeer Math Game Printable (Courtesy of The Educator’s Spin On It). (Note: Make sure you print in color.) Depending on your child’s age, have either your child or yourself cut out the pictures of the...

I don’t know about your kids, but since we entered December, I have lost count as to how many times my three year old has asked me if it is Christmas yet. It’s very hard for children to comprehend time, so to help my daughter with that, we made a fun Christmas visual for her: A Star Ring Chain Craft. Here’s how it works: We hang the star ring chain in her room and make it be part of her bedtime routine, beginning on the night of December 13th. Every night, she will remove a ring from the bottom of the chain. On the...

Keep your children busy this holiday season with these fun and festive Christmas arts and crafts projects: ...

My husband, two daughters (Ages  6 and 3), brother, nephew (Age 4), and I attended a Party From The Inside Out event hosted by The Fabulous Party People, a children’s entertainment company in the Bay Area specializing in birthday parties. This was our first experience with the company and I couldn’t pass it up, because my children had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite characters from Inside Out, Joy and Sadness. It was very reasonably priced too. Tickets were only $5 per child and free for adults. Since space...

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