Ask the Experts

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

Left-Handed Handwriting Tips & Guide

left handed writing

What do David Bowie, Oprah, Barack Obama, and Jim Henson (and Kermit!) all have in common? Aside from being the ultimate dream dinner party—they are famous lefties!

 

According to...Continue reading

 

Ask the Experts

Learning & Teaching the Alphabet: Practice & Activities for Kids

Teaching the Alphabet

The Alphabet: Learning, Teaching & Practice

Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners are like sponges. As they interact with others in their environment, they “soak up” basic...Continue reading

 

Ask the Experts

Why Typing Is Important for 21st Century Learners

Why Typing Is Important for 21st Century Learners

Take it from me, a 23-year elementary school teacher, we need to teach our students BOTH skills of handwriting and keyboarding in our world today and here's why. 
 

Throughout my...Continue reading

 

Ask the Experts

5 Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Activities

Phonological Awareness Blog

“Phonological awareness,” “phonemic awareness,” and “phonics,” are literacy terms we often hear used simultaneously, and maybe even interchangeably! However, as we work with children, helping them...Continue reading

 

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

National Tell A Fairy Tale Day

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein

 

Fairy tales are full...Continue reading

 

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

5 Tips for Teaching Cursive from an OT

5 Tips for Teaching Cursive

Cursive handwriting is taught once students have mastered printing. But did you know that some students who struggle with printing can find cursive easier? This is because students don’t have to...Continue reading

 

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, visions of hearts in shades of pink and red, chocolate candies, flowers, and Valentine cards fill children’s thoughts. And it is the perfect time of year to include...Continue reading

 

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Teaching Strategies to Help Your Students

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia blog image

Dyslexia affects one in five students. It is the most common learning disability in the classroom. Because of these students’ difficulty processing letters, they struggle to use...Continue reading

 

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

Guest Blogger: Katrina Erikson, OT, Shares Grip Tips

Grip Tips

They say a child’s work is play, but in school, a child’s work requires them to write…and to write, you need a good pencil grip. A good pencil grip allows for precise and controlled movements of...Continue reading

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ask the Experts