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What motivates your child?

What Motivates Your Child?

November 9th, 2022 2022-11-10T10:25:03-08:00 2022-11-09T17:13:53-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Figuring out what motivates your child is a common problem that every parent faces at one time or another. I know for me, I often felt my kids should just be self-motivated to do their best on their homework. But, then I remember, they were kids. And then I remembered how it was when I was growing up. I often rushed through my homework to just get it done. I’m betting you are a lot like me and didn’t always do your best either.

New Year Family Activities

New Year’s Activities for Kids and the Family

December 27th, 2021 2021-12-28T10:12:45-08:00 2021-12-27T08:00:51-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

New Year celebration activities can be perfect for taking a little bit of time to reflect on the previous year and talk about wishes for the New Year. What do you want to do more of? What do you want to avoid? This day has always been a day to gather with those who are included in your family. Here are 5 new year celebration activities for your family and friends to celebrate with.

Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Activities for Kids – Improve Math Skills… Spooky Thought!

October 24th, 2021 2021-10-28T13:59:18-07:00 2021-10-24T09:00:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are so many ways you can improve math skills while having fun on Halloween. Math concepts keep getting refined as you get older. However, these activities can be used at any age for fun learning and review. Remember, sorting and categorizing items is critical to learning math concepts. Classifying is the action of putting objects into sets based on common traits. You can even chart your results.

President's Day Learning Activities

President’s Day Activities Improve Learning and Writing Skills

February 12th, 2020 2020-02-13T11:43:44-08:00 2020-02-12T15:00:08-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

President’s Day Activities Improve Learning Skills – February is the month with two President’s birthdays. First, Lincoln’s Birthday was February 12th and then Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd. We celebrate both birthdays on President’s Day, February 20th. George Washington is the first US President. He became president after the Revolutionary War. This is the perfect time to do a few craft activities in commemoration of these two US Presidents.

Holiday Family Activities

10 Holiday Family Activities

December 18th, 2019 2019-12-19T12:29:11-08:00 2019-12-18T06:00:00-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

10 fun family activities to do over the holidays. These activities not only bring fun to the family but they also improve learning skills too. Activities vary from game night (with suggested games), to movie night, to special decorating activities.

Family Holiday Games and Activities

10 Fun Educational Games for the Holidays

December 12th, 2019 2019-12-13T10:40:01-08:00 2019-12-12T09:05:55-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

3 things parents should be looking for when they are picking out educational fun games for their kids to keep them engaged?
Think about which skills you would like to enhance…reading? language? vocabulary? math? spelling?
Can you play the game over a number of years…will this be a game your kids will enjoy over the long term?

Family Thanksgiving Activities

5 Thanksgiving Activities for the Family

November 24th, 2019 2022-09-02T12:36:28-07:00 2019-11-24T09:00:50-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to spend time with your family. I’ll be with my kids, grandkids, and husband. This year we’ll be celebrating at our house. My children and 3 new grandchildren will be here. I’m so excited! We are getting ready with some simple Thanksgiving activities that will get both the kids and adults engaged in a great time. That makes for a happy mom and grandmom!

Family Crafts and Things to Do This Holiday

December 17th, 2018 2018-12-20T10:30:26-08:00 2018-12-17T08:00:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Quality family time can be the backbone for the learning experiences your children will build from. Make sure to take this opportunity over the holiday break to bring the family together for positive learning experiences.

Family Activity: Go to the Museum

As Summer Break is Winding Down, Get in a Few Family Activities

July 24th, 2017 2018-09-01T00:04:59-07:00 2017-07-24T22:17:43-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer break is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. There is nothing like taking the last few weeks of the summer and infusing in some extra fun while gearing your kids up for the new school year. This is especially important if your kids have any learning problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Giving your kids the best start you can is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.

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6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!

July 19th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:04:18-08:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

It’s not too late to prevent the summer slide with fun family activities. The activities are geared for elementary, middle, and high school kids. Listen to the audio. Activities include weekly trips, nature adventures, and home activities.

4th of July Family Activities: Improve Learning Skills

4th of July Family Activities Improve Learning Skills

July 2nd, 2017 2017-07-03T19:29:06-07:00 2017-07-02T22:13:50-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Participate in fun family activities on July 4th to improve learning skills. You can do some simple activities on July 4th and give your learning skills a boost. Relay races and games can and do build learning skills.

Teaching Kids Decision Making

Teaching Kids Decision Making: Raising Thoughtful Voters

November 1st, 2016 2018-10-31T20:21:54-07:00 2016-11-01T16:17:33-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Election day is just around the corner. Many people have already started voting by absentee ballot. The debates, surveys, projections seem to be everywhere. That being said, how do we teach someone or as a student learn to be a thoughtful voter?
Whether we realize it or not, we actually vote on ‘stuff’ every day. A vote for something is a decision or choice about something. For example, if you are thirsty and you get a drink of water, the act of drinking water rather than juice, coffee, tea, or a soft drink is an ‘act’ of voting or choosing water.

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How to Make Homemade Instruments

June 21st, 2016 2016-06-22T00:44:11-07:00 2016-06-21T07:00:55-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer time is here, the perfect time to explore and make musical instruments. You can use cans or boxes with strings, rubber or leather, etc. to make them.

fun family activities, prevent the summer slide

3 Steps to Prevent the Summer Slide

June 14th, 2016 2016-06-15T00:56:48-07:00 2016-06-14T04:40:10-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learn 3 simple to do activities that prevent the summer slide. Your child doesn’t have to lose 2 to 4 months of learning. They can even gain that instead with 3 simple activities.

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Mother’s Day Family Activities Improve Memory Skills

May 3rd, 2016 2016-05-03T22:44:14-07:00 2016-05-03T22:27:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Family activities improve memory skills. So many kids have trouble remembering what they have read or watched or have done. Learn what you can do to help them improve memory skills.

Holiday Activities Reduce Stress Over the Holidays for Dyslexia and ADHD

December 5th, 2015 2015-12-05T02:29:05-08:00 2015-12-05T01:40:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Holiday Activities: Keeping my children engaged over the holidays can be daunting or it can be fun. I don’t like being stressed so I always think of a plan to keep everyone engaged in a variety of activities that can be done without a ton of running around. To that end, I have created the following list of family holiday activities. Each activity builds family comradery as well as learning skills.

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This Summer Give Your Kids a Summer Academic Advantage

June 5th, 2015 2016-06-22T00:46:26-07:00 2015-06-05T00:27:26-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

On the Academic Advantage Webinar you will learn the simple steps you can take this summer so your kids not only have fun but they also improve their learning skills. Those that attend will also get a complimentary copy of the BT Family Activity Book.

Remember, studies show that kids that do some learning activities on a regular basis over the summer gain an additional 3 to 6 months of knowledge. Those that don’t lose a minimum of 2 1/2 months of the knowledge they learned the prior school year.

random acts of kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 14th, 2015 2015-02-28T02:36:54-08:00 2015-02-14T01:34:23-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Spending time thinking about and doing a random act of kindness is important, not just on February 17th, when it is celebrated, but as many days as you can. Start the discussion at dinnertime. Talk about what you did or what you can do tomorrow as a random act of kindness. The more you share, the more acts of kindness you will think of.

Improve Reading and Writing Skills with Family Activities

January 28th, 2014 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2014-01-28T16:42:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is designed specifically for struggling learners who are falling through the cracks: kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or even gifted learners who just take too long to do their homework. Filled with simple activities that are easy for anyone to implement in just […]

Best Family Activities Improve Reading Skills Quickly

November 12th, 2013 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2013-11-12T20:19:33-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can Family Activities Improve Reading and Writing Skills and Family Education Too? Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is available online.  Bonnie Terry states, “I especially designed this program for struggling learners that are falling through the cracks, those kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or that are even gifted […]

Family Activity Uses Halloween Memories to Improve Learning Skills

November 1st, 2013 2015-10-30T21:59:02-07:00 2013-11-01T14:54:03-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

A Family Activity That Keeps Your Halloween Memories and Improves Learning Skills and Writing Skills     If your Halloween was anything like ours, your whole family had a GREAT time, and you have a lot of wonderful memories. One thing to do can to save those recent memories is to capture them in a […]

Fun Halloween Learning Activities

October 28th, 2013 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2013-10-28T15:37:57-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

How do you turn Halloween Activities into a Learning Experience Even if Your Kids Have Dyslexia or ADHD? Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a LD Specialist. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance […]

Thanksgiving Day Activities Improve Learning Skills

November 21st, 2012 2015-08-24T21:42:31-07:00 2012-11-21T17:55:27-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve Learning Skills While Preparing Thanksgiving Day Dinner Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is on FOX Morning news sharing 3 activities to improve learning skills over the holidays! Thanksgiving is on Thursday and the kids will be home… we’re talking about what you can do to keep the kids engaged by doing 3 learning skills […]

Tricks and Treats and Halloween Actually Improve Comprehension Skills…

October 29th, 2012 2017-12-30T10:33:50-08:00 2012-10-29T09:53:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve Comprehension Skills… With Tricks and Treats and Halloween The ghosts and goblins are among us. Costumes are found and put on, kids are waiting at the door for the go ahead to get started on the yearly trick or treating more than they want a video game. So what in the world does this […]

Screen-Free Turn Off TV Week

May 1st, 2012 2015-08-24T21:41:55-07:00 2012-05-01T12:54:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Screen Free Turn Off TV Week with Educational Therapist Bonnie Terry Why Turn Off TV Week? Why Screen-Free for a Week? Recent studies show that the amount of time American children and teens spend watching TV, playing video games or surfing the Internet has increased to almost eight hours a day. And that doesn’t include […]

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