A Good Book Is Only The Beginning Of An Adventure!

OH! The place you can go when you read a good book! Keep your kiddos reading this summer. Take them to your local library to check out books, or join their summer reading program (hopefully they have one!). Many libraries and book stores have story hours where a guest or an author will read a […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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Hot Car Deaths Are Spiking

Children and animals who are left in hot vehicles is very disturbing. Some are accidentally forgotten and others are left, “only for about ten minutes” with a cracked window. The reality is that over 27 children died in hot car-related deaths in 2016 in the United States alone by the beginning of August. The number of animals […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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Keeping Kids Imagination Alive Especially During Summer

Summer is here and many kids will have a lot of time on their hands. So, what do you do with them all summer? Are you wanting them to do more than play video games or watch TV? If you answered yes I have a simple, no brainer solution for you.

First, read my article The […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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Art Doesn’t Matter…

Recently I was teaching some of my fifth graders how to make a geometric stained glass window using a clear plastic frame, acrylic paint and clear Elmer’s Glue. The project had been quite challenging for some of the students. While working on their projects one of my students made the comment, “Why do we have […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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Creativity Experiment

I thought I would try a creative experiment on my Facebook page. I posted a picture of a single Lego and asked, “If I gave you one Lego, what would you do with it? (Be creative.)

I knew that with the many diverse personalities on my friends list I would get some different answers. Read on:

Several […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What Is Creativity?

When I looked up an official definition of the word, creativity, I found many different answers. Some definitions included: personality traits, idea-centric communications, phenomenon, conducive environments, only for artist, etc. EEK! Is it that complicated of a word and only for people with paint brushes???

I then decided to “be more creative” in finding my answer […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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Be Your Child’s Pocket Cheerleader- 5 Easy Steps

Every child needs someone who believes in them. This person must be willing to get behind them and tell them they can do things, especially when things get tough. Does this mean you need to follow your child around with pompoms and chant pep rally cheers to them? Of course not; it means you need […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Have A Hero and Be A Hero

It doesn’t matter how old you are! Children, teens and adults, want heroes, someone to look up to. Many heroes have had challenges. Some of the challenges are physical while others may be mental or emotional. Since this month is Autism Awareness Month, I chose to focus on heroes who have/had challenges but overcame them […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|1 Comment

The Advantage Special Needs Children Have Over Other Children

All children enter this life with an abundance of needs. They need to be loved, nurtured, fed, clothed and educated along with many other needs to prepare them for life. Children with special needs are those who have a developmental, physical or medical difficulty that requires care beyond that required by their peers. Some cases […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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National Crayon Day

Today is National Crayon Day. This brings a celebration of decades of creativity that has been influenced by those fun, mini cylinders full of waxy colors. It also brings back memories of opening that brand new box of crayons! Am I the only one who liked seeing the fresh points of each new crayon as it […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments