The Emotional Needs of a Child with a Sensory Processing Disorder

Emotional Needs

Does your child have a sensory processing disorder? Does your child have constant temper tantrums? According to Theresa Ellam, PhD, "Children with SPD can become overwhelmed more often, more intensely and more easily than typically developing children." I recently read an interesting article titled "The Emotional Needs of Children with Sensory … [Read more...]

Make Social Learning Stick

make social thinking stick

Are you looking for a fun and and functional guide to help improve your child's social and language skills? Make Social Learning Stick is an excellent guide to help build social competence through a child's daily routines and activities. I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Sautter's work because whatever she creates is extremely functional, fun and easy … [Read more...]

What Do You Do With An Idea?

idea

What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada is one of my favorite books that I have read in a long time. This book has such a powerful message that both children and adults can appreciate. The book begins like this. "One day I had an idea. Where did it come from? Why is it here? I wondered, What Do I Do With An Idea?". The "idea" is represented as … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin muffins

Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or a new lunchbox item? Try making these healthy pumpkin muffins. The muffins are made with half whole wheat flour, pumpkin, low fat buttermilk and canola oil. The muffins are sweet, filling and moist. Are you on a dairy free diet? Replace the buttermilk with almond milk. Unsweetened almond milk would work … [Read more...]

Healthy Helpings A MyPlate Game

healthy helpings

Do you want to teach your children the food groups? Try playing this game; Healthy Helpings, A MyPlate Game. When I was investigating some resources for training staff at my work about nutrition, I came across this game on Amazon. My close friend who is a registered dietitian, Allison Topilow recommended the site choosemyplate.gov for valuable … [Read more...]

How To Train a Train

how to train a train

Does your child want a pet? Does your child love trains? How about a pet train instead? How to Train a Train is an engaging, witty and action packed guidebook about having a train as a pet. Jason Eaton takes this concept to a magical level in this book. So, how do you train a train? Well, you have to find the right train, catch it and then train it … [Read more...]

What Type of Learner Is Your Child?

cute little boy showing his completed homework

What are the three types of learning styles? Do you know your own best learning style? How about your child? There are auditory learners, visual learners and kinesthetic learners. What does each learning style mean? An auditory learner would rather listen to things being explained to them rather than reading about it. This is a child that … [Read more...]

Picture books about Pasta

pasta collage

Zolie Ravioli is a book about a girl named Zolie Ravioli who loves pasta! This book takes the reader through all different types of pasta including alphabetos, macaroni and cheese, fettuccine and much more. Your child will learn the names and characteristics of these pastas through the authors descriptions such as describing angel hair pasta as … [Read more...]

Fresh Fig Granola

Fig granola

Do you like figs?  Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or lunchbox item for your child? This fig granola is perfect to send with your little one to school since it has no nuts and is dairy free. The granola is full of sweet figs and a banana, which adds tons of nutrition in every bite! Did you run out of canola oil? Use avocado oil! It works … [Read more...]

How To Cheer Up Dad

how to cheer up dad

Do you have a very active child that is always getting themselves in trouble due to their mischievous ways? You will love this book, How To Cheer Up Dad by Fred Kochler. This book is a sweet and funny tale of an elephant named Little Jumbo and his dad. Little Jumbo is getting in trouble with his dad by making a big mess and telling his daddy that … [Read more...]