‘Family Activities’ Blog Posts
Summer break is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. There is nothing like taking the last few weeks of the summer and infusing in some extra fun while gearing your kids up for the new school year. This is especially important if your kids have any learning problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Giving your kids the best start you can is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.
It’s not too late to prevent the summer slide with fun family activities. The activities are geared for elementary, middle, and high school kids. Listen to the audio. Activities include weekly trips, nature adventures, and home activities.
Participate in fun family activities on July 4th to improve learning skills. You can do some simple activities on July 4th and give your learning skills a boost. Relay races and games can and do build learning skills.
Try a few educational Valentine’s Day Activities for kids to improve auditory processing skills and overall learning skills.
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.
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!
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.
Summer time is here, the perfect time to explore and make musical instruments. You can use cans or boxes with strings, rubber or leather, etc. to make them.
Family activities improve memory skills. So many kids have trouble remembering what they have read or watched or have done. Learn what you can do to help them improve memory skills.
Holiday Activities: Keeping my children engaged over the holidays can be daunting or it can be fun. I don’t like being stressed so I always think of a plan to keep everyone engaged in a variety of activities that can be done without a ton of running around. To that end, I have created the following list of family holiday activities. Each activity builds family comradery as well as learning skills.
On the Academic Advantage Webinar you will learn the simple steps you can take this summer so your kids not only have fun but they also improve their learning skills. Those that attend will also get a complimentary copy of the BT Family Activity Book.
Remember, studies show that kids that do some learning activities on a regular basis over the summer gain an additional 3 to 6 months of knowledge. Those that don’t lose a minimum of 2 1/2 months of the knowledge they learned the prior school year.
Summer break is upon us. How do you keep your kids engaged over the summer? And is it important to keep your kids engaged and learning?
During summertime your kids are active but not necessarily hitting the books. Kids that don’t engage in any learning activities over the summer lose 2 1/2 months of the prior school year. Those that do, retain knowledge and gain an additional 3 months of academic skill.
Learn step-by-step how to set your summer up for success!
One of the best parts of spring break was the break away from ‘all things school.’ Little did I know then that I was learning just the same. Trips to the Art Institute, the Museum of Science and Industry, or the Natural History Museum were often on our schedule.
Of course game playing was also a big part of spring break as well as the extra time to read pleasure books.
So, my gift to you is a short list of family activities…excerpts from The BT Family Activity Book. Get more of the over 80 activities here.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d give you a couple of suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Historically St. Patrick’s Day was only celebrated by the Irish. Now it is celebrated worldwide – celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
Growing up Irish, my family always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green. In fact we often made a point of wearing green most of the month of March. My mom and day would only play Irish music during the month. Of course there was nothing like marching in the St Patrick Day Parade in Chicago with the river dyed green in celebration. See 7 family activities here…
Spending time thinking about and doing a random act of kindness is important, not just on February 17th, when it is celebrated, but as many days as you can. Start the discussion at dinnertime. Talk about what you did or what you can do tomorrow as a random act of kindness. The more you share, the more acts of kindness you will think of.
Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is designed specifically for struggling learners who are falling through the cracks: kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or even gifted learners who just take too long to do their homework. Filled with simple activities that are easy for anyone to implement in just […]
Can Family Activities Improve Reading and Writing Skills and Family Education Too? Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is available online. Bonnie Terry states, “I especially designed this program for struggling learners that are falling through the cracks, those kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or that are even gifted […]
A Family Activity That Keeps Your Halloween Memories and Improves Learning Skills and Writing Skills If your Halloween was anything like ours, your whole family had a GREAT time, and you have a lot of wonderful memories. One thing to do can to save those recent memories is to capture them in a […]
How do you turn Halloween Activities into a Learning Experience Even if Your Kids Have Dyslexia or ADHD? Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a LD Specialist. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance […]
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Improve Learning Skills While Preparing Thanksgiving Day Dinner Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is on FOX Morning news sharing 3 activities to improve learning skills over the holidays! Thanksgiving is on Thursday and the kids will be home… we’re talking about what you can do to keep the kids engaged by doing 3 learning skills […]