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At Child1st, our teaching resources are meticulously designed with the Child's needs at the forefront, embracing a holistic approach that leverages both left and right brain functions to ensure…

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The Child1st SnapWords® System

The SnapWords® System explicitly teaches essential reading skills within a comprehensive system that is neurodiverse in order to meet the needs of children across the Learning Spectrum. Within the…

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A letter from our founder, Sarah K. Major, on how Child1st stands out from the rest.

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The Learning Spectrum

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June 28, 2022
How Can We Help Those with ADD/ADHD?
This means that roughly 10% of our children are being told that they have a "disability" and a "deficit" before they finish schooling
September 20, 2022
Tips For Helping Children with Symptoms of ADHD
I believe that before we label a child with anything, we first must exercise due diligence and learn as much as possible about the challenges the child is facing, what might be causing those difficulties, and…
September 21, 2022
Essentials for Parents of Children with ADHD
Child1st addresses the needs of children with ADHD by delivering concepts instantly through visuals, minimizing the need for protracted focus, engaging the hands and body of the child in every concept he/she…
February 4, 2016
A Must Read for Parents with Children Labeled as ADD or ADHD
Parents, if you suspect your child has ADD or ADHD, or if he’s already been diagnosed, a must read is the book
March 31, 2019
How to Choose Effective Reading Materials for Children With Autism
When deciding how to most effectively teach autistic children to read, several ideas should be considered: the child’s learning strengths and preferences, the medium you use, and finally, the approach to…
February 4, 2016
Using Multisensory Resources for Children with Autism
Although many children with autism are able to read, some parents find that comprehension can be an area of concern. Many special education teachers and parents of autistic children believe that children with…
April 6, 2019
11 Strategies to Use When Teaching Children with Autism to Read
Children with autism and Asperger's need to be purposefully taught difficult concepts using visuals and hands-on activities as often as possible. They need highly structured learning experiences, and as they…
January 30, 2023
How Writing Can Strengthen Intergenerational Connections
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…
November 28, 2022
Twelve Days of Christmas: How an Old Game Improves Brain Function
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…
November 10, 2022
How Gratitude Helps Your Brain
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…
January 5, 2022
The SnapWords® System and Neurodiversity
How the SnapWords® System Answers the Neurodiversity of Children Because we desire to meet the needs of children in school with equity, our mission is to provide resources that empower children to…
January 3, 2022
Celebrating Neurodiversity in the Classroom
Oh the Difference it Makes When You Speak Their Language! Neurodiversity across the