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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Teaching Your Child to Read: Homeschool Edition

Ep #52: Teaching Your Child to Read: Homeschool Edition

My guest this week is Hillary Ruprecht, a long-time member of our Planning Playtime community. She’s a mom of one who started homeschooling when her daughter was three and a half years old. Hillary felt inadequate and uncertain about her ability to teach her daughter how to read when she found Play to Read, and she’s here to tell us about her journey.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Peaceful Parenting without Punishments or Rewards with Michelle Kenney

Ep #50: Peaceful Parenting without Punishments or Rewards with Michelle Kenney

This week, I’m speaking to M.Ed Certified Parenting Coach, Michelle Kenney. Michelle is a mother of two girls and a former high school teacher and counselor who transitioned into a certified parenting instructor. After years of parenting using consequences, bribes, and gold stars, she completely reshaped the sacred relationship she shares with her daughters, and she credits connected parenting for it.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Autism in Children: The Importance of Early Intervention with Shannon Urquiola

Ep #49: Autism in Children: The Importance of Early Intervention with Shannon Urquiola

Shannon Urquiola is the founder of Not Your Average Autism Mom, a non-profit organization that equips families raising children on the autism spectrum with resources, trainings, coaching, and a sense of community. She got in the special education advocacy space after her own son was diagnosed with autism, and she’s here to shed light on how to make this journey easier if you, too, are navigating parenting a special needs child.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | How to Reverse Picky Eating with Katie Kimball

Ep #47: How to Reverse Picky Eating with Katie Kimball

Katie Kimball is a former teacher, a two-time TEDx speaker, a writer, and a mother of four kids. Her Kids Cook Real Food course is recommended by the Wall Street Journal as the best online cooking class for kids, and she’s full of amazing tips and insightful advice for parenting picky eaters.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | The Power of the Play to Read Program with Angela Mason

Ep #46: The Power of the Play to Read Program with Angela Mason

Angela Mason was a teacher who is now teaching her own kids to read at home. She has been a member of our Planning Playtime community for a number of years now, and she’s here to share her experience of using the Play to Read program with her children and why she has found stacking play with the science of reading to be a magical combination.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | 7 Self-Soothing Strategies for Kids and Adults with Jeana Kinne

Ep #44: 7 Self-Soothing Strategies for Kids and Adults with Jeana Kinne

Join us on this episode to learn 7 sensory strategies to help kids self-soothe. You’ll hear how everyone, from infants to adults, can benefit from learning self-soothing techniques, how these strategies can be used either to stimulate or have a calming effect, and Jeana is offering her insights on two bonus sensory inputs you may not have heard of before.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Using Themes to Raise Smarter Preschoolers

Ep #43: Using Themes to Raise Smarter Preschoolers

Listen in this week to discover three reasons why teaching in themes is extremely powerful. I’m sharing the science behind using themes in preschool, how you can use this concept whether you’re a teacher or a parent, and why themes support the vital skills preschool kids need to succeed throughout their lives.

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