~Reviewed by Clarice K.
~Reviewed by Clarice K.
From personal and professional experience, the author knows that if dyslexia is not addressed early, considerately or holistically, it can affect children’s self-esteem, morale, achievement potential and self-confidence. Time For Talent empowers parents and children by providing proven learning strategies that work for parents and children at home and in the classroom.
~ Discover how children can learn successfully
~ Identify children’s strengths and talents
~ Identify Multiple Intelligences and Learning Preferences
~Learn excellent strategies for home and in the classroom
~Find proven learning solutions
~ Boost your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem
~ Raise achievement potential
~ Access emotional support (parents and children)
~Manage behaviour and survive homework time
~Get physical’: health, nutrition and exercise
As dyslexia often co-exists with other ‘conditions’, there is information about dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, ADHD, Speech and Language, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing difficulties, Asperger Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome, Primitive Reflexes, among other learning difficulties.
~Reviewed by Deb M.
Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college by the age of twelve— that’s nothing short of incredible. Meet Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, high school sweethearts whose simple homeschooling method produced exactly those extraordinary results. Kip and Mona Lisa are parents to an engineer (who earned her BS in mathematics at 17), an architect (who finished her five-year program at 18 and became the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects), a Navy physician (who earned her biology degree at 17), an entrepreneur (who earned a BA in English at 15 and an MS in computer science at 17), a 15-year-old college senior studying music theory and performance, a 12-year-old Middle Ages scholar with the highest average in his college class, and four others who are following fast in their siblings’ footsteps! No wonder the family is so used to being asked: How did you do it?
The Hardings are the first to say they’re not geniuses. Nor do they run a strict, high-pressure household. Instead, they find out early what really motivates their children, instill their kids with dreams, and allow those dreams to blossom. In a remarkable, down-to-earth narrative that is part captivating memoir, part invaluable guidebook for parents, Kip and Mona Lisa reveal with warmth and humility the strategies behind their family’s amazing educational accomplishments. Filled with daily regimens, advice for providing children with fulfilling experiences that go beyond the home, and tips for making the transition to college, theirs is an inspirational real-life success story that anyone can achieve—whether you homeschool your children or not.
The Brainy Bunch is uplifting and ultimately relatable proof of what any family can accomplish through dedication, love, faith, and hard work.
~Reviewed by Liz S.
This book is perfect to use with children who have difficulty interacting socially. Many of these kids have trouble communicating and feel awkward in a group setting, never really fitting in. This book is for those who work with children who have social difficulties, whether a parent, a counselor, or a teacher. There are plenty of ideas here to use and the author shows you how to use teachable moments, so you don’t have to spend time reinventing the wheel! The guide is informative, and very well organized so you can find the information you need effortlessly. This is an excellent resource.
~Reviewed by Helen M.
We all know that kids need to eat right and get the nutrition they need to be their best all day long. So why not make lunches that will power their growing brains and bodies? Making lunches at home is a great way to keep your child healthy. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your little one takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage, The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food that’ll be the envy of the lunch table. The 200+ adorable and inspiring recipes in this book are just as much a joy to make as they are to eat! There are even entire lunchbox meals that are gluten-, soy-, and/or nut-free. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade lunches today—it’s guaranteed to be at the top of the class!
Kids are constantly changing. They get taller, bigger, faster…and naturally, their food choices need to reflect this unique period of growth. What we feed our children can surely affect their health, wellness, and eating habits for years to come. When it comes to preparing and creating tasty lunchtime meals for your kids to enjoy, coming up with something new and exciting every day can be quite a challenge! How do we create nutritious and delicious meals our kids will actually love to eat? This book has the answer! The author offers so much variety and ideas your kids will never be bored. The recipes are easy to make with step by step directions. I am so glad I found this book…it is awesome!
~Reviewed by Beth G.
One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within.
The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing. For more information, visit www.stillquietplace.com.
Today’s world is full of stress. Even for kids. Author Amy Saltzman condenses her curriculum on mindfulness for children and teens into a program that is manageable and useful for those who work with kids and teens, helping them manage stress and anxiety in their lives. It works great for parents to use with their kids as well. I used it with my ADHD son and it helped him deal with his anger, anxiety, and impulse control problems. I recommend that you begin using this book and techniques to start teaching your child relaxation and self calming skills early. If you start practicing what you are teaching your kids, you will find your owns stress/anxiety level improved as well!
~Reviewed by Karleigh C.