How is your Rock Scissors Paper game? I play at work, but here in Japan, people play it daily for those tough life-altering decisions (who goes first, deciding sequence among friends, etc). I find myself on the losing end, but this trick helps (pre-schoolers are still inclined to cheat once they understand the game..be warned)!!
Speaking from personal experience, it is indeed a struggle to keep young learners focused in front of their PCs for any given number of minutes…especially when they are at home, with SO MANY distractions. From very energetic songs to greenscreens and puppets, it will keep you busy. It’s especially difficult when they aren’t really old enough, or computer-savvy enough to interact with online games or quizzes. While online learning will never replace classroom teaching, you can try to make the most of it with these tips. Hope it helps.
Repetitive behavior is something that Alex does daily. More especially with numbers and phrases…almost to the point of getting angry if he thinks we don’t hear him. We have tried, and still trying to break this cycle. It does get irritating and monotonous, but we never want to start tuning him out. He does show a lot of social skills and independence in some areas, so we don’t want to discourage that, either.
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Tanabata, or the Star Festival, based on a folk tale, is a proud tradition in Japan. Many families (especially with children) celebrate every year. Boys and girls (as well as adults!) write wishes on strips of paper and tie them to a small bamboo tree. It is one of many traditions that makes Japan a special place to live!!
Below is the traditional song…many children sing this at their schools or events, commemorating the special occasion.
April 2nd is Autism Awareness and World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, I wanted to share this link with you. Please do not use this information to diagnose yourself or someone you know…it’s for general information only. The spectrum is wide…so please seek professional help for diagnosis.