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Archive for January, 2011

Learning Posts

I have decided to start adding some educational learning posts in addition to my baby and toddler posts. These posts will contain activities that you can do with your infant or toddler at home. As parents, we are our children’s first teacher and it is so important that we are “teaching” them before they enter Kindergarten. I hope to include activities that will be enriching and fun for you and your little ones. My personal philosophy on teaching young children is to include as many senses into an activity as possible- touching, feeling, seeing, hearing, moving, and maybe tasting. Multisensory learning is one of the best ways for young children to learn while also making it fun.

A Little About My Educational Background
All of my education and training stems from my own personal struggle with learning as a child. I struggled in school as a young child. It was not until my senior year in high school that I was diagnosised as having a reading disorder known as dyslexia. My hope as an educator was to help children learn without having to struggle like I did as a young child.  Before I became a stay-at-home-mom, I was a reading specialist. I worked with children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Previously, I was also a 3rd grade teacher. The last half of my teaching career, I worked mostly with children who had learning-differences such as reading disorders, attention deficit (ADHD), and other related disorders. I have my Bachelors of Science from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland in Psychology and Elementary Education (K-8) and my Master’s in Education (Reading Specialist) from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. I also have several certificates and trainings that are specifically designed for children who have language-based learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Some of these programs and trainings include Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, Phonograpix, and Framing Your Thoughts.

So check back soon for some learning posts!

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I am gearing up to write some new post in 2011, but I wanted some suggestions from people who read my blog. Are there any specific topics that you would like me to address that I have not already covered? I am open to suggestions! Just leave a comment with a suggestion. Thanks 🙂

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