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Academy 360 believes that families are the true experts on their students development and learning. There is no one right way, no one size fits all method to raise children.

Social Emotional Development

Conscious Discipline Breaths

Slow, easy breathing has positive effects on the mind and body, including training your brain to focus, decreasing anxiety and helping with emotional regulation.

Academy 360 uses Conscious Discipline Mindful Breathing Exercises as one strategy to support students when they are feeling frustrated, overly excited, nervous, or sad.

Want a demo? Check it out here!

Temper tantrums are one way – one frustrating way – a child communicates their feelings. Caregivers and teachers can learn from their child by understanding what caused the temper tantrum to erupt.

When your child has a tantrum, think about what happens immediately before. A lot of kids have tantrums in the same situation over and over.

Help teach your child different ways to communicate

Play and Language Development

What do you notice when your child is playing? Are they by themselves, are they watching others, or are they first to jump right in to a group? These moments of observation and initiation are all normal phases children go through, referred to as stages of play.

Just like adults need education and resources to learn how to be good at their jobs, children need the same type of models and direction to support their job of playing.

Along with practical materials like toys and games, children need encouragement, engagement, examples, ideas, and lots and lots of time to play.

Learn more about how you can support your child’s play!

The more words and engagement shared between adult and child, the greater complexity of the child’s speech. Research has found the amount of talk between a caretaker and child is powerfully related to the child’s later vocabulary size and language skills. Studies show a child’s vocabulary growth at age 3 is strongly associated with receptive vocabulary, listening, speaking, semantics, and reading comprehension.

It is vital to encourage a child’s motivation to interact and use language. To promote language development caregivers can talk through or comment on the child’s routines; stating the child’s actions, and responding to nonverbal and verbal communication efforts from.

Find more ways to engage your child’s language development with our Tips and Tricks Bulletin.

Developing School Readiness Skills

Favorite Books to help our youngest learners with language

Research studies that looked at word learning have discovered typically developing children needed 13 tries before understanding a word and 23 tries before saying the word. For children with specific language impairments, the numbers were statistically higher. Children with specific language impairments needed 27 trials to comprehend a word and around 49 trials to say them.

Childhood Development

Children’s language develops very quickly, and each milestone is a stepping stone to the next!

By 2 years we want children to start putting two words together. A two-year-old should have 50+ vocabulary words to build their language skills!

Denver Public Schools Child Find seeks to support and ensure positive educational outcomes for all families in the city and county of Denver.

Services offered through Child Find: (at no cost to the family)

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Hearing/Vision Screenings
  • Multi-disciplinary Evaluation

These services address concerns in the areas of, but not limited to:

  • Speech/Language/Communication
  • Education
  • Motor (Gross/Fine)
  • Social/Emotional development
  • Vision
  • Hearing