This past year has brought up so many emotions in our children… anxiety, fear, and frustration, to name a few. Hospital visits among children for this very reason are at a frightening, all-time high.
Meet our friend Ruby Rose from the National Charity League. She joins us for a crafting project. She has made hundreds of Friendship Cards and is here to show you how make simple Friendship Cards! Grab some construction paper and markers and let’s go!
Navigating special education during the pandemic has been challenging for everyone. As we continue the transition to in-person learning, this Lunch & Learn will focus on the Individualized Education Plan.
Join our expert guest Erica Curtis, a Marriage and Family Therapist and board-certified Art Therapist who specializes in instruction and curriculum development at UCLArts & Healing (uclartsandhealing.org). Our theme is “Helping Your Child Manage Stress Through Creativity During Challenging Times.”
As we look out today at our ever-growing divided world, we realize how powerful the mission of inclusion is for our children. Inclusion creates an invaluable opportunity to see beyond our differences, to begin to discover how many similarities we share.
Let’s have fun with our family pets. We will read the book “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. Our craft project is to make paper plate fish. And we will meet some of our kids’ family pets.
Our partners from Too Small to Fail provide guidance in creating a playful home learning environment to support early childhood literacy for kids of ALL abilities.
John Kirk and Trish Miller fiddle and dance with Jack the Stick Puppet! Meet two live donkeys named Mandy and Dottie! Our Teens for Social Inclusion (#T4SI) read “Barn Dance!” by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault.
Kids can spend hours playing with sand. As summer begins, it’s important to get kids outdoors. So, give them sand to dig, pour, sift, scoop and use their imagination. Sand play provides a great sensory opportunity for tactile learning. And it’s fun!
We have all been social distancing for months now, but children with disabilities experience this on a regular basis. So, as we start seeing friends again, we encourage you to include children with special needs. Being included will mean so much to them!