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BS Communicative Disorders & BA Spanish from the University of Rhode Island. Master’s in International Education from the Universidad de Alcalá– Instituto Franklin. She has worked as a teacher in three different countries and is now a Translator on the Content Creation Team at Smartick and helps to adapt content for blog posts. As a native Rhode Islander she loves any activity on the water and when she’s not working you can find her traveling, kickboxing, or trying out a new recipe.

May28

Master Math! 10 Reasons to Help Your Child do Just That

Master Math! 10 Reasons to Help Your Child do Just That

  Why is it so important for children to lose their fear and master math? Beyond grades at school, mastering math is a huge advantage for anyone, and starting at a young age makes it much easier to do so. Here are 10 reasons why your children should master math 1. They won’t fail in […]

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May25

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Everything Happens for a Reason We have all heard or given an irrational, or teleological, explanation about why something happens. This rings true, for example, if you’ve ever thought, ”We crossed paths today because it was fate – I had to see you.” Children have been known to be more likely to give in and […]

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May19

Is Self-Control Linked to Health?

Is Self-Control Linked to Health?

  Intuitively we all know that the ability to control our behavior, thoughts, and emotions is very important in order to experience a fulfilling and successful life. In today’s society, these skills become essential because of the growing number of distractions and stimulations. Therefore it becomes necessary to have a good system of self-control that allows […]

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May14

The Positive Aspects of ADHD

The Positive Aspects of ADHD

Today, a great deal of information about ADHD is available. A considerable amount has been written about the difficulties and peculiarities presented by people with ADHD at an academic, familial, or social level. However, very little information has touched upon the positive aspects of ADHD.Upon researching this topic of the subject I have found that, […]

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Apr23

Cognitive Training and Its Application to Improve Dyscalculia Symptoms

Cognitive Training and Its Application to Improve Dyscalculia Symptoms

  At Smartick we have opted to offer math activities and cognitive training games to complement and optimize the math learning experience for children, including those with learning difficulties. In this post, we will talk specifically about dyscalculia, as it is one of the learning disabilities that specifically relates to mathematics. Cognitive Areas Most Affected […]

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Apr16

Is It Possible to Learn to Read Through Play?

Is It Possible to Learn to Read Through Play?

For some children, learning to read is a very demanding or difficult process which can generate feelings of frustration and rejection towards reading in the future. In many cases, this is due to the education system trying to rush them by prioritizing the academic schedule rather than the child’s own maturity. Not all children are […]

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Apr10

What is Neurodidactics?

What is Neurodidactics?

The term neurodidactics was coined in Germany in 1988 from the fusion of various fields of study such as education, psychology, and neuroscience. This fusion was built from an attempt to understand the aspects of neural development that influence learning. As well as, to use this knowledge to create new methodologies in a classroom and […]

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Mar26

9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children

If we are able to give our children a chance to get things wrong and start over, and the independence to do so, we will be helping them to become people who properly manage frustration and confidence. People who do not give up and persist in their goals. 9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children: […]

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Mar20

Practice and Repetition as the Base of Learning

Practice and Repetition as the Base of Learning

Repetition is an effective and natural mechanism for consolidating what has been studied. The initial explanation of a concept is important but is unable to give the student knowledge without some form of practice. ‘‘You learn by doing and repeating.” Repetition Is a Process That Appears Very Early in Human Development Repetition is an innate, […]

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Feb27

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

In today’s post, we are going to explain why we recommend that children complete their daily Smartick sessions on devices with a big screen. Smartick is available on any device, but our students get better results if we make sure that they have an optimal experience. Designing a children’s application doesn’t mean making an easier […]

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Feb20

Math Can Explain Why 2020 Is a Leap Year

Math Can Explain Why 2020 Is a Leap Year

At Smartick we know that math is behind almost everything, and a leap year is no different. The reasons related to the Julian calendar and subsequent change of the Gregorian calendar are well known. However, the mathematical reasons that determine whether or not a year is a leap year are lesser-known. So, in order to […]

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