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Games, Games and More Home Duties (Let's Make Learning Fun!)

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

I came across an amazing resource this week! It is empowering to find an inspired tool for your arsenal!

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Topics: love learning, family activity, Educational Games

Top 10 Educational Games for Christmas

Posted by Matthew Turton on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

The holidays are approaching and with it, the anticipation for gifts.  It is often a struggle to keep learning positive as children are more focused on holidays, gifts, and school breaks and not their education. 

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Topics: love learning, free download, family activity, parenting, teachers, Educational Games

Learning Disabilities - Just "Hoping" Isn't The Answer

Posted by Matthew Turton on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

“They’ll grow out of it.”  This is what parents often hear as issues arise during child rearing.  Some behaviours can work themselves out as a child matures, but a learning disability is not merely a behaviour.  It is a serious issue that compromises both learning and quality of life. 

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Topics: love learning, parenting, educational therapy, Learning disability

ADHD: Checklist for Back to School Success

Posted by Matthew Turton on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

The event no child wants to see in mid-summer: a parent making a back-to-school checklist! Stores feature all the usual school supplies, the season's most current clothing fashions and accessories for students, and all other back-to-school related items.
This is a typical checklist for any child returning to school, but parents of children with ADHD have a different kind of back-to-school checklist to prepare. It takes more than school supplies and stylish outfits to help students with ADHD be successful in school.
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Topics: love learning, parenting, learning disabilities, behaviour, back to school, anxiety

How to Help a Child With Anxiety - Five Steps For Parents

Posted by Matthew Turton on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

Experiencing anxiety is quite normal.  Anxiety helps us avoid danger and it is often the typical response to particular situations, such as important tests and public speaking.  However, when anxiety becomes a generalized reaction to many situations, no matter their actual danger, then it starts to negatively affect quality of life and achievement. 

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Topics: love learning, parenting, learning disabilities, behaviour, back to school, anxiety

Get Out & Get Active - Stop The Summer Brain Drain!

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 09:24 AM

"Close the door."

"In or out! Make up your mind."

"You are letting the cool air out."

I can remember my mom saying these things all summer to my siblings and I. The funny thing is.... now my mom's voice is coming out of my mouth. Oy! Summer is officially here. There are times when we will need to tidy up the house or prepare meals and hope that our children keep themselves somewhat occupied, but let's invest some of this summer in physical activity with our children.

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Topics: summer activities, love learning, family activity, parenting

School's Out for the Summer

Posted by Matthew Turton on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 05:09 PM


Yes, I realize that you have just started your summer holidays. I understand you have probably been looking forward to them for months and months. You are already dreaming about lazing around a pool or playing volleyball at the beach or living it up at a theme park or battling black flies and mosquitos in the woods. I totally get that and plan on enjoying all those things myself.  I am not asking you or your child to 'sacrifice' any of your summer. I however, I am suggesting that you take a little bit of your time every day to invest in your child's future. Let's focus on some little, fun things that have the potential to impact your child's school success. 

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Topics: summer activities, love learning, free download, family activity, parenting

Top 10 Educational Games Guide - Stop The Summer Brain Drain (part 2)

Posted by Matthew Turton on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

How many times do we rely on fads or advertisements at Christmas time and birthdays to find a game for our families? There are so many games out there that the idea of shopping for one can be overwhelming. If you have done any shopping at Mastermind Toys or Toys R Us, you have seen firsthand how many options there are. The thought of narrowing down the options can seem daunting. Breakthroughs has something for you! We have compiled a list of our most valued games up to this point. We have incorporated these games into our Individualized Brain Development Programs.

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Topics: summer activities, love learning, free download, family activity

Stop The Summer Brain Drain

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

“A person who doesn’t read has no advantage over one who can't.” ~Author Unknown

We are often asked by parents what summer activities we would recommend. The summer is an ideal time to be making an impact on brain skill development. When the brain is not being taxed by the work and pressure of school, it can develop rapidly. Our top recommendations include reading, some excellent brain developing games, reading, activity workbooks like our Brain Boosters, Puzzlemania, Lumosity, reading and various kinds of physical activities and did I mention reading? Next week we will launch our Top 10 Educational Game Guide which will help make this summer one to remember.

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Topics: summer activities, love learning, free download, family activity, parenting, goal setting, Reading

Elementary School Warning Signs

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 02:28 PM

She had the brightest blue eyes that you can imagine, and her smile could light up the darkest of nights.  She had long vibrant red hair and her freckles (or should I say angel kisses) always made me smile.  There was a time when she would spend many nights with severe upset stomach to the point of sickness.  She did not want to go to school and her parents were concerned.
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Topics: love learning, free download, learning disabilities, warning signs

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