Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

School readiness

Five Apps That Will IMPROVE not HAMPER Fine Motor Skills

Oct 7, 2013
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Two recent events I personally encountered have led to this blog post.  First, I was shocked to read that there are now specific occupational therapy programs to help remediate young children’s poor fine motor skills because of their technology addiction. These programs have been designed to develop hand strength to allow today’s digital learners to […]

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Do Digital Children STILL Need Fine Motor Skills?

Oct 2, 2013
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Teachers and grandparents are adamant that they need them. Parents are confused as to whether they them. Today’s children are often lacking in them. Manners? No. I am talking about children’s fine motor skills. Are fine motor skills redundant in a digital age? This is a question that I am frequently asked during Parent Seminars and Teacher Workshops […]

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Why Knowing Their ABCs and 123s Will NOT Prepare a Child for School

Sep 18, 2013
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Up until a few years ago being ‘ready for school’, meant knowing your letters, numbers, shapes and colours. We thought of ‘school readiness’ in terms of WHAT children needed to KNOW and be able to DO to be successful learners at school. As a teacher, I know that we tended to focus on basic literacy […]

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