From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
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In this episode, Winnie chats with award-winning pediatrician and author of The Universe Is Listening, Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino about the difficult decisions facing parents who are wondering if their kids should go back to school during these exceptional times. Everyone agrees that there are no perfect solutions, but there are several safety and lifestyle measures that can … [Read more...] about #ModernMomMondays: Episode One with Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino
Most school districts across the country have decided to continue distance learning through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Summer programs are opting to minimize enrollment or are canceled altogether. Where does that leave you and your kiddos this summer? In many cases, the answer is, at home (again). Parents have spent the last few months during the COVID lock down … [Read more...] about Limiting Summer Slide by Strengthening Reading Habits at Home
Different Kinds of Textures for Children For better or for worse, kids love to touch everything. You can take advantage of this natural curiosity and teach your child about all of the wonderful textures that surround us. Experimenting with texture through thoughtful play provides a solid educational foundation in many areas. It teaches children about science and exploration, … [Read more...] about Different Kinds of Textures for Children
Adults with Autism and Travel My son and I discussed our pre-pandemic travel plans the other day. What did we discuss? The summer of 2020, my son, husband, and I had a Europe trip planned. England, Poland, and France. We were very excited about this trip. My son was very excited. He was finally going to go to Europe, one of his dreams. Then, the trip … [Read more...] about Adults with Autism and Travel