Routines For Autistic Children
Encouraging Reading At An Early Age
Communicating With Kids At Camp
Manners For Young Children
Having a 2 year old son, the main manners I try to instill in him is "please" and "thank you". I am also trying to teach him to say "I would like" instead of "I want", especially when he forgets to say "please".
Kids Dictating Stories
Children should be encouraged at a very early age to tell you stories, and of course little children make-up things as they have such great imaginations. At some point you might say to them that maybe you could write their stories down and make a real book about it.
Setting And Achieving Goals
My idea for goal setting is probably best for children between the ages of 5-7. I thought it would be nice to be able to show kids something to help them visualize their goal as a thing that they wanted to achieve and what steps they could take towards that goal.
Big Boy Points
I reward my nephew with "big boy points" whenever he does anything that requires a small act of independence. For example putting on his own shoes or getting dressed or going to the bathroom by himself can earn him "big boy points".
Since the time that my child was born, I read her a story. She was two hours old when I read to her for the first time. It has been a ritual at our home every night to read.
I found that if my kids thought I wanted them to practice some kind of new skill, they would just tune me out. So I try to turn things into a game where they don't even realize that they are learning. We started this particular game as a way for my young children to be able to remember simple three-step instructions.