Greater Learning’s 10 tips to survive shelter-in-place with children and have fun while building bonds together! Families are faced with new challenges as we as a nation are sheltering in place and trying to figure out ways to meet those challenges. I recently had the opportunity to watch a webinar by Dean and author Julie Lythcott-Haimes and author Debbie Reber. They provided some great tips to help families at this time. (more…)
Physical activity is a must for a healthy life just like proper nutrition! With kids out of school, the focus has been on education, but we know kids need physical activity just as much as education. Physical activity is vital for brain development, muscle input for the body, and it increases your child’s readiness for learning.
So, let’s get fit! (more…)
Cooking and Baking have always been great activities to do with kids as a way to build language skills and have fun at the same time. (more…)
At Greater Learning, we often hear parents tell us that their child is bothered by loud noises. While true, a child’s sensitivity to loud noises can unfortunately cause problems in social settings like school, family gatherings or anywhere in public. Noise sensitivity makes it hard for children to remain seated in noisy restaurants, participate in parties, or truly pay attention to what a
teacher is saying. Some children can be so affected they avoid using restrooms in public due to the noise from flushing or hand dryers. (more…)
Your brain is better on music. Here are 7 areas that our music based The Listening Program® (TLP) can influence, to help your student succeed at school and in life.
With summer at a close and school back in session, it’s the perfect time to establish family educational goals and assorted activities for you and your young one to take on as you continue the academic journey together. (more…)
With summer here, children need ways to stay engaged, and parents want to ensure they’re still helping their child progress and develop! That’s why we’ve highlighted five tips to help parents choose toys that will stimulate their children’s imagination and improve their development. Naturally, select toys that do more than one thing! If you’re on a budget for summer trips, search for toys that can be used multiple times in many ways. (more…)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are getting an average of 7 hours per day of screen time, from television and computers to phones and game consoles. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommends avoiding digital media use in children younger than 18 to 24 months?
Nowadays, it’s rare Not to see a person staring at his or her phone while waiting or hanging around for something else to start.
Today, waiting, relaxing, and unwinding equates to watching a phone, a tablet or television. The art of waiting without some form of technology is a thing of the past since we are constantly plugged in and stimulated. (more…)
There is no one thing that works for all children, and there is no one quick fix, however, there are many techniques that will help children whether or not they have autism. Here are our top 5 tips parents can use daily that help reduce tantrums, increase understanding, direction following and family happiness! (more…)
How does your child/children feel when their sibling gets speech and language therapy and they don’t? Do your other children ever feel left out? (more…)