Recognizing the Importance of our Children on National Child Day, Nov. 20th, 2017

I am writing this message to you as an educator, advocate, and mother of young children. I feel privileged to work alongside so many brilliant and passionate Early Childhood Educators. I have spent many years advocating for more resources for vulnerable youth and families living in poverty. Five years ago, I was assigned the task … Continue reading Recognizing the Importance of our Children on National Child Day, Nov. 20th, 2017

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HALLOWEEN TIPS FOR THE SENSORY SENSITIVE CHILD

Getting ready to trick-or-treat?  Candy, treats, parties, parades, costumes, masks, makeup…it all sounds like lots and LOTS of fun, but for the sensory sensitive child, it may feel like a challenge.   If your child has some difficulty with sensory processing (the interpretation and response to sight, sound, touch, taste, and perception of movement and position) Halloween may actually feel … Continue reading HALLOWEEN TIPS FOR THE SENSORY SENSITIVE CHILD

BIG LIT Reviews

A Review - Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity - Steve Silberman I was instantly captured by the subject matter of this book, especially given Oliver Sacks’ ‘roll-out-the-carpet” forward that begs clear attention. My interest and pure enjoyment in working with children exhibiting characteristics of autism and/or diagnosed with autism spectrum … Continue reading BIG LIT Reviews

Summer is Here!

As I sit down to write this last blog before summer break, it seems like the month of June is overwhelming to so many families! Graduations, end of year celebrations, final days of sports, P.A.T.’S, final exams, field trips, meetings and so much more! Whew it is a lot! Kids are checked out, parents are … Continue reading Summer is Here!