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Child Development Institute provides information on child and teen learning styles along with guidelines and tools to enable parents to provide the input and activities children need at critical stages of development.  The timing and appropriateness are key to children learning important skills.

Children may have difficulty mastering certain developmental tasks or academic subjects.  We also provide suggestions on how to help kids when they are struggling.  We offer expert help for new readers or struggling readers including dyslexia, math, language plus study skills development and homework help. We also provide recommendations for educational toys and games and programs to improve reading and other study skills.

Featured Articles for Parents on Learning & School Issues

Tips For Helping Kids and Teens With Homework and Study Habits

Tips For Helping Kids and Teens With Homework and Study Habits

Study habit and homework tips help parents ease the hassles getting school work done at home.
Read To Succeed: Tips for Improving Reading in Children and Teens

Read To Succeed: Tips for Improving Reading in Children and Teens

Reading skill is essential to learning all other subjects taught in school. The better the reading skills children have and the earlier they have them determines how rapidly and how well they will achieve in school. Failure to be able to read at grade...
About Learning Disabilities

About Learning Disabilities

Learning disability research provides the understanding and practical suggestions parents need to help children and adolescents succeed in school and in life.
Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligences

Each child has a unique set of learning styles and intellectual skills. Parents and teachers can learn how to help children maximize their learning potential by recognizing and building on strengths.

Latest Blog Posts on Learning & School Issues

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      Summer is a long waited-for event, but can also be a long dragged-out process at times. The lazy, hazy days of summer can sometimes turn into the “how many days before school starts” blues. There are only so many pool parties, play dates, and beach days you can stand before the kids become bored […]

  • 5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

      The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your […]

  • Free Indoor Activities for KidsFree Indoor Activities for Kids

      Looking to have some summer fun with the kids but it’s too hot to go outside or it’s a rainy day? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are endless! If your children love to read, […]

  • How to Keep the Reading Going All Summer Long (5)How to Keep the Reading Going All Summer Long

    While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to learn during the break. A good way to do this is to encourage your child to read. How to keep summer reading going is another story, no pun intended. However, […]

  • 3 Ways to Ignite Your Child's Imagination This Summer (5)3 Ways to Ignite Your Child's Imagination This Summer

    Summertime means longer days, starry nights, and days at the beach – and unfortunately sometimes hearing your children say that they are bored. It is hard for active and busy families to stay connected with routine, structure, education, and even creative imagination. However, it is important to continue with all these things, especially for child […]

  • Appropriate Behavior BlogHow to Help Your Child Learn Appropriate Behavior

    Children don’t always behave; in fact, it takes time to learn the social rules for different situations. Parents play a key role in helping their child navigate their way through the often unspoken rules about how to behave towards others. Research has shown there are certain conditions that need to be in place for a […]

  • 3 Ways to handle (1)3 Ways to Handle a Bad Report Card

    Every parent wants to know that their child is smart. Whether your child is a bubbly first grader or a moody teenager, you want what’s best for your child. When your youngster brings home a report card, it’s natural to hope that your little one’s grades are good. Unfortunately, for many families, this isn’t the […]

  • 6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Eating a Healthy Breakfast Blog6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Eats a Healthy Breakfast

      I’I’m sure we’ve all heard at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure my mom said that to me a few times. The problem is that in today’s busy world most of us run out the door with a breakfast bar and that’s about it. […]

  • Top Ipad Educational AppsTop Ipad Educational Apps

    The Apple iPad is one of the most well-known, and most widely adopted tech devices of modern times. Almost singlehandedly, Apple revolutionized the handheld computer market, and now the iPad has become synonymous with casual entertainment, and computing on the go. It might be surprising for some to learn that the iPad is more than […]

  • Untitled design (8)Establish a Daily Routine With Expectations Clearly Defined and Discussed in the Family

    When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]

  • 10 Online Tools for Kids10 Online Tools for Kids to Improve Writing Skills

    Children’s creativity is endless. Little ones are able to imagine things that go beyond expectations. If kids engage in writing from an early age, they will be able to expand their creative potential. Children have a natural tendency to notice and observe the world around them; writing is a fun way for kids to express themselves and build skills at the same time! Needless […]

  • How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress BlogHow to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress

      It is perfectly normal for anyone, child or adult, to become anxious before taking a test, excessive stress can cause both short and long-term psychological and physical damage. Help your child get through their exams safely by learning how to spot the signs of exam stress. How is exam stress different? All stress is […]

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