Social Skills Series #14: Voice Volume

THIS IS THE SECOND OF SEVERAL ARTICLES FOCUSING ON PARALANGUAGE. AS I WROTE IN LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE, PARALANGUAGE IS A SUBSET OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION THAT COMPRISES EVERYTHING ABOUT VOCAL COMMUNICATION EXCEPT FOR THE ACTUAL WORDS BEING SPOKEN. Okay, I’ve managed to unstick the Caps Lock key, sorry about that. Let’s try again. As I wrote … Continue reading Social Skills Series #14: Voice Volume

Christmas Classes (Dec 18/20)

Soon our Hogwarts unit will draw to a close and we will move into our Christmas programming. There will be some very fun classes! Hope to see you next week for: Grade 1-3 The Tailor by Beatrix Potter (Tues)Letters to Santa (Tues)Traditions Around the World (Thurs)Coffee Mug Mixers and More (Thurs) Grade 4-6 Ugly Sweaters … Continue reading Christmas Classes (Dec 18/20)

Social Skills Series #13: Introduction to Paralanguage

The next few articles in this series will be all about paralanguage. You work hard to give your children a strong education in the proper use of words, but how much do you teach them about nonverbal communication? Paralanguage is the subset of nonverbal communication that includes voice tone, pitch, volume, and rate – everything … Continue reading Social Skills Series #13: Introduction to Paralanguage