Intergenerational relationships matter, they have the power to change lives and make the world a better place. Through writing letters to elders, students can polish their skills and build relationships that have the power to change lives.
It is that time of the year when you have most likely heard Christmas songs played everywhere. Since we are focusing on counting this December, with the release of the updated I Can Sing from 1 to 10, there is one Christmas song in particular that I have been thinking about: “The 12 Days of Christmas.” This song has its roots in a simple childhood game that has the power to significantly improve brain function! Let's take a look at how memory games impact the brain. What are the 12 Days of Christmas The history of this song can be traced back to the early 17th century, where French children sang a version called, “In Those Twelve Days.” It...
There are many health benefits attributed to gratitude due to its chemical effects on the brain. Positive thinking increases serotonin and dopamine while decreasing cortisol. Being in the habit of positive thinking helps you see more positives in your daily life.
The most effective way to help our young children learn to read successfully is to identify the ways young children learn naturally and to use those same exact ways to teach reading.
The fact is, we think and learn using both sides of our brain. However, each of us has a dominant hemisphere that dictates our learning strengths, impacts our view of the world, and determines how we function in it. It is important for us to understand our children's strengths to successfully teach them to read.