Rallying Around Rockaway Nursery Schools
Encouraging Creativity in Children
Active, open-ended play is the key to developing creativity and problem solving skills.
Encouraging Creativity in Ourselves
Spring~Time of Renewal
Happy Valentine's Day
Happy New Year
Thoughts on Gratitude and Generosity
"Just The Facts"
Sweltering? Chill with Frozen Fruit Pops
National Make A Difference to Children Month
What better time than now for each of us to “make a difference” to a child ?
Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future.
New beginnings challenge and reward all who go forward with enthusiasm and determination.
What's on your calendar for summer?
Relax and savor the flavor and the feel of summer.
Celebrating Earth Day 2012
First celebrated on April 22,1970, Earth Day was the brain child of US Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
March: Child Life Month
Child life specialists use their extensive knowledge of child development and family systems to promote effective coping skills.
Thoughts on February
February, our shortest month, brims with opportunities to learn.
Out with the Old, In with the New
As we bid adieu to the old year and celebrate the new, let's pause to reflect upon the past and look ahead with optimism and determination.
Simple and Delicious Homemade Gift Idea
Here's a recipe for creating a lovely gift from the kitchen without being a baker.
On Sharing The Bounty
Coming together, giving thanks, sharing the bounty of the harvest, these are hallmarks of Thanksgiving.
Preparing For The Unexpected
Getting ready for the unexpected takes planning.
Art and Music Education
Art and music are fundamental, and I encourage all of us to provide the children in our lives with access and exposure to art and music.
Perfect Portable Activity for Families On the Go
Hopefully we’ve all had or will have time for leisure this summer
Leisure Time Pursuits
People in the United States are busy pursuing leisure time activities in ways, both large and small, that benefit their communities
On Becoming An Active Learner
ESummer is an ideal time for delving deeper
into the familiar and for exploring new territory
Month of Special Days
Every month has its significant days. None, however, has more than May.
From TV-Turnoff to Screen-Free
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood sponsors Screen-Free Week.
March Toward Spring
Now's the perfect time to prepare for summer gardening.
Will You Be My Valentine?
What better way to declare our devotion than by taking time to make our own?
Embracing A New Year & A New Decade
Let’s celebrate the best of the year and the decade past and look to the future with enthusiasm and optimism.
What's important to remember are the reasons we celebrate.
Thanksgiving: An Attitude of Gratitude
As Thanksgiving approaches, let’s be alert to all that’s positive in our lives and be thankful.
Fall is in the air, bringing us renewed energy after the high heat of summer.
Autumn Is Approaching
The "lazy, hazy days of summer" are nearing an end. Enjoy what's left.
Blowing Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles
What’s a person to do for fun, especially if energetic children are involved, when the weather saps our energy?
Independence Day 2010
Traditionally 4 July has been observed as our national birthday, and birthdays deserve celebrating.
Summer is Upon Us
So now that the days are longer, sunnier, and warmer, what are you looking forward to doing?
Learning More About Quality Play
Come, explore: What is Different About Play Today? Why Is Quality Play So Important? What Types of Toys Support Healthy Play?
Throw Away the Script and Engage the Imagination
Albert Einstein said "imagination is more important than knowledge." We agree. What do you think?
Celebrating Child Life
Thoughts on New Year Resolutions
Celebrating Festivals of Light
Creating A New Thanksgiving Tradition
The Special Benefits of Music
The Benefits of Cooperation
Happy Fourth Of July
Simple Ways to Celebrate Summer
A New Year; A New Way of Giving
Take Some Time To Unplug & Connect
American Friends of Kenya
An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
The Story Of Tangles
Music in the Life of a Blind Child
Wikki Stix For the Sight-Impaired
Child Life: Empowering Children and Families to Cope With Life's Challenges
Why Don't You Get Better Glasses?
Play and the Impaired Child
"Play is a spontaneous act that involves interaction with objects or people in a pleasurable manner. It occurs across all environments and can be goal directed or free flowing" (Fewell, 1986). "Play includes an element of enjoyment, something that is done for fun... If it's not fun, it's not really play" (Musslewhite, 1986, p.26). While this occurs naturally for most non-impaired children, the disabled child's difficulties or delays in self-direction and motivation often are inappropriately responded to by professionals who utilize intervention strategies that incorporate overly structured teacher-directed experiences.
Ways You Can Help Your Child
Since receiving injections is a frightening experience for children, your presence and support can be very beneficial to your child. Try these distraction ideas when your child is getting injections or at any other time the child is afraid.
The Blind Children's Learning Center of Orange County
Provides direct services to blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind children, birth to 21 years of age. Three core programs: Infant Family Focus (birth to 3 years), Early Childhood Center (6 months to 6 years), Youth Outreach (Kindergarten thru 12th grade). Services include: Speech and Language, Orientation and Mobility, Braille Instruction, Occupational Therapy, Technology, Tutoring, Counseling and Family Support.
Article: Music in the Life of a Blind Child
Contact: Kathy Goodspeed
Braille Institute of America, Inc.
Braille Institute is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to a fulfilling life.
Contact: Elizabeth Baroglio, Teleservices
The Center for the Partially Sighted
The Center provides comprehensive low vision care for children and adults with impaired sight. Our Children's Program is devoted exclusively to helping children with unique vision problems, including those with eye diseases, visual processing problems and legally blind children with remaining sight. In addition to optometric evaluations and low vision devices, our Family Resource Project provides ongoing resources and referrals, education, advocacy and support for parents and children in our program.
Contact: Patricia Jordan, Public Information Manager
ROPARD and The Children's Low Vision Resource Center
A nonprofit dedicated to working with children with pediatric retinal diseases, primarily retinopathy of prematurity, ROPARD funds clinically relevant research seeking to understand, treat, and prevent childhood retinal diseases. We also assist families with children with pediatric retinal diseases through our free Children's Low Vision Resource Center.
Contact: Paula Korelitz
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