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This is a sponsored blog post for Zen Melodies. When I was in second grade, my teacher told my class to listen to classical music while we did our homework. He said it would help us concentrate better. I didn’t have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) like my daughter does, but listening to classical music really did help me focus on my homework better. I didn’t know it then, but what my teacher was referring to was the Mozart Effect. (Fun Fact: Mozart...

I listen to music… a lot. I am home for most of the day and with two kids under the age of seven, it’s the only way to keep my sanity. Like most people, I relate to a lot of different types of songs, but I recently found one in particular highly relatable to my child with ADHD. It was “The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World.  The song was released in 2001 and I must have listened to it thousands of times before, but it wasn’t until I became a mother...

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...

People have a wonderful way of identifying to music and relating the lyrics to their own lives. When I was younger and boy-crazy, it was all about love songs for me. Now that I’m a mother, I find myself identifying with songs in many different ways. When I first heard Rachel Platten’s “Stand By You,” I immediately thought of my six year old daughter who has ADHD. In fact, I identified with the song so strongly that it brought me to tears. I felt like the song described my feelings, thoughts, and emotions as her...

I love Thanksgiving! It is a great time to be with family and friends, eat delicious food, play games, and be thankful for all of the wonderful blessings in our lives. Here are some great activities to do with your children during the four day Thanksgiving weekend: Turkey Puppet Craft Materials Needed: Brown paper bag Two goggly eyes Red construction paper Orange construction paper Yellow tissue square Pencil Scissors Glue Directions: Use a pencil to draw three feathers on the red construction paper. Use a pencil to draw three feathers...

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