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Goal Planning, Setting Priorities, and Executive Function

2018 Goal Setting, Executive Function, and Planning Skills

January 17th, 2018 2018-01-17T02:42:37+00:00 2018-01-17T02:28:46+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Are you ready to accomplish great things this year? Setting goals and priorities are the first steps to accomplishing what you want to do. When you set goals, it increases your motivation to take the steps to actualize them. The best way to do this is to write your goals down and then to identify and [...]
Reading Comprehension Improves with Graphic Organizers

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 4 – Writing)

January 10th, 2018 2018-01-11T20:49:00+00:00 2018-01-10T12:00:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

One of the easiest ways to improve reading skills with writing is to use fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers. They make note-taking, paragraph writing, and essay writing easy. As a parent, I hated watching my son struggle with a writing assignment. He would stare what would seem like hours at a blank piece of paper. I’m sure you feel the same way.

Reading Comprehension Activities

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 3 – Comprehension)

January 3rd, 2018 2018-01-10T22:43:32+00:00 2018-01-03T12:00:01+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

So many children struggle with reading comprehension, specifically finding the main idea of what they are reading or finding details that support the main idea or for sequential order. This can be daunting for some students, and not just those students with LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. You don’t have to have a learning disability to have difficulty with reading comprehension! Even gifted children struggle sometimes with reading comprehension. Solutions are here.

New Year Family Activities

New Year Celebration Activities for the Family

December 20th, 2017 2017-12-21T02:04:34+00:00 2017-12-20T12:00:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

New Year Celebration activities can be perfect for taking a little bit of time to reflect on the previous year and talk about wishes for the New Year. What do you want to do more of? What do you want to avoid? This day, for our family, was always a family day. Read to learn 5 new year celebration activities your family can do.

Holiday Family Activities

10 Holiday Family Activities

December 18th, 2017 2017-12-19T00:29:16+00:00 2017-12-18T12:00:00+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

10 fun family activities to do over the holidays. These activities not only bring fun to the family but they also improve learning skills too. Activities vary from game night (with suggested games), to movie night, to special decorating activities.

Family Holiday Games and Activities

Choosing Educational Fun Games for the Holidays

December 4th, 2017 2017-12-04T22:06:51+00:00 2017-12-04T12:05:55+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

3 things parents should be looking for when they are picking out educational fun games for their kids to keep them engaged?
Think about which skills you would like to enhance…reading? language? vocabulary? math? spelling?
Can you play the game over a number of years…will this be a game your kids will enjoy over the long term?

Free Auditory Processing Activities

11 Auditory Processing Activities You Can Do Without Spending a Dime!

December 4th, 2017 2017-12-08T20:44:09+00:00 2017-12-04T11:10:21+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing is a critical component to reading success. We work on a variety of auditory processing areas every time we do activities from the Reading Pack: Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Making Spelling Sense, Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills, and The Comprehension Zone. For example, The Comprehension Zone is a game where we play for both auditory memory, auditory comprehension, and reading comprehension.  Making Spelling Sense is where we work on auditory discrimination, auditory closure, and auditory memory.

What motivates your child?

What Motivates Your Child?

November 28th, 2017 2017-11-29T02:32:32+00:00 2017-11-28T17:13:53+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Figuring out what motivates your child is a common problem that every parent faces at one time or another. I know for me, I often felt my kids should just be self-motivated to do their best on their homework. But, then I remember, they were kids. And then I remembered how it was when I was growing up. I often rushed through my homework to just get it done. I’m betting you are a lot like me and didn’t always do your best either.

Family Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Activities for the Family

November 15th, 2017 2017-12-27T21:26:08+00:00 2017-11-15T12:00:50+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to spend time with your family. I’ll be with my kids, grandkids, and husband. This year we’ll be celebrating at our house. My children and 3 new grandchildren will be here. I’m so excited! We are getting ready with some simple Thanksgiving activities that will get both the kids and adults engaged in a great time. That makes for a happy mom and grandmom!

Parent Teacher Conference Classroom

Tips for Parents at Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14th, 2017 2017-11-15T07:29:51+00:00 2017-11-14T12:00:26+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Parent-teacher conferences come around several times a year. This is the perfect time for you to check in and see how your child is doing. Have your kids been turning in their homework? Are they working during class time? Are your kids struggling with their homework? Do your kids like school? So many questions!

Spelling and Visual Processing (Perception)

Visual Processing and Spelling

November 6th, 2017 2017-11-08T18:04:56+00:00 2017-11-06T12:00:43+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Difficulties with visual processing areas can affect spelling. Poor visual memory and visual discrimination skills lead to trouble with spelling.

ADHD Sleep Problems

ADHD Sleep Problems and Learning

October 30th, 2017 2017-11-08T23:26:33+00:00 2017-10-30T12:05:33+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Whether you have inattentive type ADHD, hyperactive type ADHD, or the combination type ADHD, sleep problems often impact you. In fact, studies show that 50% of those with ADHD have signs of sleep deprivation at least a few nights a week.

Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Activities Improve Math Skills… Spooky Thought!

October 23rd, 2017 2017-10-24T01:22:49+00:00 2017-10-23T12:30:01+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are so many ways you can improve math skills while having fun on Halloween. Math concepts keep getting refined as you get older. However, these activities can be used at any age for fun learning and review. Remember, sorting and categorizing items is critical to learning math concepts. Classifying is the action of putting objects into sets based on common traits. You can even chart your results.

Spelling, Auditory Processing and Perception

Spelling and Auditory Processing

October 14th, 2017 2017-10-14T21:04:07+00:00 2017-10-14T00:38:57+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing skills are foundational skills for both reading and spelling. Phonemic awareness and phonics are the first steps in learning to read as well as spell. Both phonemic awareness and phonics depend on the auditory system. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. Phonics is the ability to accurately relate an auditory sound with a visual symbol. This is exactly what we do when we spell.

3 Reading Activities

3 Activities Improve Reading Skills

October 10th, 2017 2017-10-11T18:13:33+00:00 2017-10-10T03:00:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
As a parent, you do have the power and ability to help your kids improve their reading skills. These activities are for everyone! They also help those with an identified learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD, or are gifted. There are 3 easy to implement activities that each take just a few minutes a day to improve [...]