Author Archives: Norma J Hill

Home Math Tips: Manipulatives

Is your child (and maybe you, too) struggling with math? Time for manipulatives! Why are manipulatives so awesome? Here are some reasons: learn by doing hands-on, kinesthetic learning great for both individuals and small groups explore, develop reasoning and problem-solving … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Games and Family Fun

There is quite an industry out there offering “math learning games” — and charging quite extravagant rates for many of their offerings. While some of the games are quite useful, before you empty your bank account here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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Tons of Tutoring Tips and Topics

Do you have questions about getting a tutor for your child (or yourself)? Such as … Can tutoring help your child (and you as a parent)? Is it affordable? Is it worth it? What is it all about? How does … Continue reading

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Activities and Resources for Children with Perceptual Issues

Does your child have perceptual issues? Are you looking for ideas for activities and resources? Here are some solutions I have used successfully with tutoring students, both those who attend school and those who are homeschooled. Lots of them are … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to Encourage Reading

This is the final post (#7) in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Here are a whole selection of practical tips to convert reluctant or even “hating” readers to people who love reading. Pick a few that you think … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences

This is post #6 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Dyslexia and other learning differences: If all the reading issues and/or methods we’ve discussed in our previous posts in this series (see links at the end of this … Continue reading

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Lack of Reading Materials and Negative Attitudes

This is post #5 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Lack of reading material in the home, or at least of lack of material that’s personally interesting and relevant to real life can cause people to “hate reading.” Fear … Continue reading

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