Classification, categorization, and sorting skills are the basics of understanding and mathematical skills that come naturally to most children. Many kids enjoy sorting activities at a very young age – you have probably watched your child naturally sort objects according to their characteristics such as color, size, or shape without being taught or instructed to…

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Visual perception skills represent the brain’s ability to absorb and make sense of what we see with our eyes. Visual perception is necessary for cognitive processes such as reading, writing, completing math problems, and many life skills. Therefore, visual perception deficits can cause issues with mental operations.  Visual perception skills involve seven components: Visual discrimination.…

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Hand-eye represents the capacity to use hands and eyes simultaneously to do various activities. We use hand-eye coordination to perform actions in which our visual-spatial perception (eyes) guides our hands to carry out a movement. In other words, hand-eye coordination allows us to unite our visual and motor skills to perform various tasks.  Hand-eye coordination…

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Picture this – a young father walking leasurely, in ther hours of the morning, near a green field with his sweet 1.4 year old daughter. The father gives his undevided attention to his child. He allows her to explore, to climb a rock, watches her so she wont fall, but allows her to experience the…

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Traditional education doesn’t give enough attention to financial literacy and entrepreneurship. However, teaching kids to be entrepreneurs from an early age gives them a necessary foundation in finance, saving, and investing money – the skills that will become essential in their adult lives.   Kids who learn about entrepreneurship from an early age are more likely…

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Problem-solving skills are one of the critical cognitive abilities that help us manage day-to-day life. We encounter various problems each day at home, school, or work, but our problem-solving skills allow us to solve these problems, make healthy decisions, and move on.  A child who can solve problems independently will have greater confidence and self-esteem;…

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Free, unstructured play is essential for a child’s development and learning. Through play, kids explore the world around them, gain knowledge about their environment, interact with others, express their thoughts and feelings, and learn how to resolve conflicts. Play helps children explore language, build the vocabulary and fluency, express ideas, search for and provide information,…

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people around the world to self-quarantine at home. As limiting face-to-face social interaction is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus, working and studying from home have become commonplace in recent months globally. Psychologists and relationship experts believe that the COVID-19 lockdown will lead to…

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New trends in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be described as well-known, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”  The ongoing pandemic has forced us to drastically change the way we work, learn, connect with others, or spend our free time. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and universities to bring their courses…

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