Obstical Courses: Gross Motor and Speech Development

I love obstacle courses and as the weather gets colder and wetter, I tend to use them more in my classroom.  The following is a blog I often give to parents: “What is an obstacle course? An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical activities an individual must navigate through. The activities often require

Visual Perceptual and Early Number Sense

Children as young as five can recognize sets of numbers without counting.  Here are some great activities to help your young ones improve visual perceptual and number sense skills Stack the Dots Toss eight to ten dice on the table.  Have the child stack the dice with the same numbers.  I.e. all die with two

Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills in the School Age Child

Want to improve understanding?   What to help your child improve their ability to express themselves? What better way then to pick up a game and play. Don’t over emphasis the teaching part.  Don’t get caught up in the rules. Kids learn when having fun and what better fun than family games.  The above are some of