Small Steps Big Differences
Each one of us learns in a different way. Traditional teaching approaches don’t always suit the variety of different ways people learn — a conflict that can damage confidence and sometimes lead to failure. The key question that faces parents and teachers is how to help those who learn differently find long term success. In Small Steps, Big Differences: A Toolkit for Parents of Children Who Fall through the Cracks, author Hilary Craig challenges this question and offers parents strategies to help.
The resources provided within this toolkit are framed around the core belief that all children can make progress, even if traditional learning and teaching methods in the classroom are inadequate for the way they learn. This toolkit provides support to those parents who recognize the unique abilities and talents in their children and who want practical tools to enable them to learn and succeed.
Hilary Craig’s experience, insight and strategies for helping children learn effectively, provide a valuable resource to accompany classroom learning. In this toolkit, she also addresses the four essential skills for effective learning: memory, listening, attention, and social skills; and strategies to develop each of these, with the final goal to build confidence.
Small Steps, Big Differences is an invaluable resource for parents to help their children increase their chances for learning success.
Throughout the book there are a number of resources that Hilary refers to. We have compiled a list of these with links to various companies to purchase them where possible.
The Three Bears
Don’t forget the bacon – by Pat Hutchins
Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins
Room on a Broom – By Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo – by Julia Donaldson
Diary of a Wombat – by Jackie French
The Gift of Dyslexia – by Ron Davis
Going on a Bear Hunt – by Michael Rosen
Hipp! No, Rhino by Jeff Newman
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Ollie by Oliver Dunrea
Checky Charlie by Ben Redlich
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
Say Hello by Jack and Michael Foreman
Superflex Series by Michelle Garcia Winner
Thinking about You, Thinking about me by Michelle Garcia Winner
Whole body Listening by Michelle Garcia Winner
Social Stories by Carol Gray
Comic Strip Conversations by Carol Gray
Time Timer timetimer.com
Ten or 12 sided Die – amazon
rat a tat cat
I went to the market and I bought
Shopping List Game
Brainbox – round the world & Mathematics
pass the bomb
Blink / Speed
Peguin Pile Up
Make ‘N’ Break