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Teaching Numbers to Kids

how to teach numbers

One of the first lessons we learn as kids is how to count numbers. Opening the door to mathematics, learning numbers is a crucial...Continue reading

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How to Improve Handwriting for Students with Autism

As of September of 2020, 1 in 54 students is likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While autism’s symptoms vary from person to person and have a wide range of severity, it is...Continue reading

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How to Teach Letter and Alphabet Sounds

teaching letter sounds

Alphabet knowledge is one of the first building blocks of...Continue reading

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A Winter Fine Motor Activity: Snowflake Cut-Outs

Snowflake Cutouts

At Learning Without Tears, we’re all about fine motor skills activities! Our calendar is filled with fun and silly days to celebrate building successful handwriting and keyboarding skills. When we...Continue reading

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7 Creative Ways to Boost Social-Emotional Learning at School and Home

Social-Emotional Learning is Critical for Children's Development

During the past several months, teachers and families have been creatively meeting the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. Regardless of whether children are...Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: How to Help Your Child or Student

“Tell your hand what to do.” “Magic c becomes the d.” “Bzzzzz”

 

These may sound rather cryptic, but they are powerful reminders for all students, especially those...Continue reading

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Helping Children Write Their Names

Helping children learn to write their names in upper and title case

Every child deserves the chance to learn to write their name. As an occupational therapist working with children for over 35 years now, it’s something in which I firmly believe. I pride myself on...Continue reading

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How to Teach Sentence Structure

So, your student can write letters and is developing early literacy skills to read high-frequency words and sound out some new words. What comes next? Sentence writing, of course! 

How...Continue reading

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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship for Kids

digital citizenship for students

Digital learning has never had a stronger place in education than it does today. Educators are relying on virtual instruction to teach their students during this uncertain time in education. While...Continue reading

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How Can Teachers Communicate Effectively with Parents?

Teacher Parent Communication

Why is Teacher-Parent Communication so Important?

Now, more than ever, establishing effective communications with parents is vital to classroom success. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced...Continue reading

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