Do you have a little one starting kindergarten in the fall? Research shows that success in kindergarten sets the tone for continued success throughout future years of education. Here are some practical skills that can make your kindergartener a kindergarten-super star: 1: The ability to follow group instructions and physically stay within a group. I… Continue reading Kindergarten, Here I Come!
I made a new discovery this week….water beads! These inexpensive treasures come in a small bag as tiny pebbles. Add a little water, and you have the ultimate sensory experience! I have mine in the sensory bin along with wooden fish to go with my ocean theme for the week. The kids have had… Continue reading Water Beads
I’m revising my list of top toys for indoor summer play to include some new discoveries. Enjoy! Construction Because so many of the kiddos that I see have difficulty with coordination, I like building toys that don’t topple easily. They can build bigger and taller without their masterpiece falling down. I love: Duplo blocks, Bristle… Continue reading Summer Play List – Revised
The American Speech and Hearing Association, ASHA is the national professional organization for speech-language pathologists. ASHA hails May as Better Speech and Hearing Month. It is a time to increase awareness of what SLPs do. Its not quite the end of May, so I’ll do my part. Our profession is often misunderstood. In schools, we… Continue reading Better Speech and Hearing Month
Hunger, tiredness, being overwhelmed, sensory overload, not getting their way are all ingredients in the recipe for a meltdown. You know what that is…we’ve all experienced it. Crying (sobbing actually), falling to the floor, refusal to comply, screaming, thrashing with maybe a side of aggression. What to do? I heard a speaker once talk about… Continue reading M is for Meltdown!