2032 results found for Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs.

My Neighborhood Is Special

My Neighborhood Is Special

Time

  • 30 to 40 minutes

Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil

Directions

Take a walk together and write down all of the things that you think makes your neighborhood a special place. Be sure to include people, pets, services, beautiful things, etc.

Extensions

  • Draw pictures together to illustrate what you saw.
  • Think of things that would make your neighborhood even nicer.
  • Draw improvements in a "wish picture."

Grades:

Pre-K

Pre-K

The Athlete or Outdoor Girl

The Athlete or Outdoor Girl

If your girl has some or a lot of athletic ability, you are again fortunate because there so many opportunities for her to practice what she likes. Whether it is tae kwon do, soccer, or lacrosse, you should be glad your girl can find something she is passionate about.

Grades:
by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Party Tablecloth

Party Tablecloth


You can use this idea to make custom tablecloths for birthdays, holidays, and other special events. An older child may enjoy making a tablecloth with his friends at his next birthday party.

Materials

  • Large roll or sheets of plain newsprint
  • Paint, crayons, or markers
  • Clear vinyl tablecloth

Directions

Celebration Countdown

Celebration Countdown

Time

  • 25 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Using visuals tools to help your child look forward to special days can help to control anticipation. Make a paper link chain that corresponds to the number of days until the special day.
  2. Hang it in a prominent place chosen by your child and remove one link every night at bedtime.

Extensions

Grades:

Pre-K

Pre-K
Updated: May 29, 2020

5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing

5 ways to keep kids connected and social during social distancing

In these unprecedented times, we are all dealing with the effects of social distancing. Though we know it is absolutely essential to stay home whenever possible during this global pandemic, the physical distance from friends and loved ones can be extremely difficult for people of all ages to deal with. Children are not immune to this experience. Whether children are expressing it or not, they do need interactions with others for the sake of their social emotional health.

Updated: August 11, 2020

Trust Your Mom Gut to Make the Best Schooling Decision for Your Family

Trust your mom gut with pandemic school decisions

Education is a hot topic these days as we face a new school year during a global pandemic. As moms, we have carried our families through all of the regular parental responsibilities in addition to the added emotional labor that has come with the difficult decisions regarding our family’s health and safety on a daily basis. We have navigated questions of how our families can safely spend their time, what to do about childcare, how to address health crises, and more during this time of COVID-19.

Updated: May 15, 2019

In this article, you will find:

ADHD and Special Education

ADHD and Special Education

Special education is instruction that is specially designed (at no cost to parents) to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. "Specially designed" means adapting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction (as appropriate) to the needs of the child, in order to:

  • address the unique needs of the child that result from his or her disability, and
  • Grades:
    Updated: May 19, 2020

    A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work

    5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself

    I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in English Education. When COVID-19 shut down our schools, I thought: I’ve got this.

    Boy, was I wrong.

    Updated: April 22, 2022

    Is Your Kid a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?

    Learning Styles

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability.

    Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often viewed as a hindrance rather than an opportunity for growth and understanding. Individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities are not "stupid." In fact, to qualify as having a learning disability, you must have average intelligence.

    Grades:
    by: Brenda Zane

    A Guide for Parents of Kids With Substance Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Dealing with kids with substance abuse issues during COVID-19

    The challenge of parenting a teen or young adult child with substance use disorder is arduous and emotionally exhausting at any time. Paralyzing anxiety, fear of the unknown, confusion, isolation, and sadness are normal day-to-day emotions when your child is misusing drugs or alcohol. Today, these parents are suffering the emotional and physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the heavy load they already carry.

    Defining Your Homeschool Year

    Defining Your Homeschool Year

    In order to start the process of lesson planning, you need to know how much time you are planning for; in other words, what is a school year for your homeschool?

    First, determine the total number of school days in your school year.

    Grades:

    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

    Your child's improving language skills, combined with his increased attention span, makes sustained conversations possible at age three. And the more conversation, the better. Your modeling of good language skills is more important than ever.

    Grades:
    Updated: March 26, 2020

    6 Activities Kids Can Do At Home With Household Items (No Paper or Pencil Needed)

    6 educational activities for homeschooled kids using simple household items

    If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddos plenty of learning opportunities with items that are already in the house. All you need is a little patience, energy, creativity, and common household materials to keep your now homeschooled “students” entertained and engaged.

    In this blog post, I will share six activities for at-home learning (no trip to the grocery store required!).