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The Famous Faces of ADHD

The Famous Faces of ADHD
We've listed ten well-known figures to demonstrate that ADHD should never stop one from living a full, happy, and successful life. The truth is, those who are affected by ADHD are often naturally blessed with a number of personality strengths. They can be energetic, spontaneous, creative, inventive, and hyper-focused on particular tasks. With this in mind, here are some familiar faces who have publicly confirmed their diagnosis of ADHD...

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What are Perceptual Motor Skills?

What are Perceptual Motor Skills?
You may have heard teachers at your child’s school talking about Perceptual Motor Skills. Or the school may offer a program in developing children’s Perceptual Motor Skills. But, what are these skills exactly? And why are they are so important to your child’s learning development?

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Are board games still an important part of playtime?

Are board games still an important part of playtime?
Even in the digital age, board games are still very important to a child's playtime. Board games can help develop social and emotional skills, logic and reasoning, critical and creative thinking, and boost a child's confidence in relation to learning concepts. Find out why Anna Milne sees value in a child's exposure to board games.

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Why is multi-sensory learning so effective?

Why is multi-sensory learning so effective?
We know that children all learn in different ways. Some kids learn through hearing, whilst others may learn better through seeing and touching something. Thus, multi-sensory learning is a teaching method that makes learning easier for all children. Here's the brain science to prove it...

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How to Develop 5 Most Important Social Skills in Kids

How to Develop 5 Most Important Social Skills in Kids

Some children are naturally sociable while others need to be encouraged/trained to socialize. The art of socializing isn’t, however, mastered in a single day. Teaching your kids to communicate well is the first step to helping them be friendly human beings. Luke Baker, a Sydney based writer, outlines some of the ways in which you can encourage your kids to be sociable.

 

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Why is dyslexia referred to as the "hidden difficulty"?

Why is dyslexia referred to as the "hidden difficulty"?
Statistics indicate that at least one-tenth of the world have dyslexia, but only 5% know it. Why is this? The simple answer is that you cannot "see" dyslexia. Therefore, if you aren't aware of the signs of the dyslexic gene, it's easy to overlook or misinterpret. Here are a list of reasons why dyslexia is hard to detect, and why you should should take extra care when assessing whether your child might have this neurological difference.

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The Advantages of Dyslexia

The Advantages of Dyslexia
In recent years, scientists have pondered the evolutionary significance of the dyslexic brain, and have executed a number of empirical studies that reveal the specific areas in which dyslexics are more likely to excel. A greater awareness of these strengths and neuro-diverse abilities can help parents and educators capture untapped talent, and maximise the strengths that dyslexia brings. Here is a list of five strengths that are often found in those with dyslexia.

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The Famous Faces of Dyslexia

The Famous Faces of Dyslexia
A common myth is that dyslexia affects one's intelligence, and limits one's ability to succeed in life. If these famous names prove anything, it's that many people at the top of their fields are dyslexic. Dyslexia should never stop an individual from discovering, writing, reading, experimenting, and doing all things creative! 

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Magtronix Review

Magtronix Review
Shevonne Owen, a homeschool mom of three, reviews Junior Learning's award-winning Magtronix Starter Set. This is a hands-on electronic circuit builder where children piece together circuit blocks in different combinations.

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