With summer in full swing, it's time to starting thinking about.... going back to school. Crazy, right?!? While we are currently basking in playing outside, eating popsicles and staying up a little later than we should, buses, backpacks, and packing lunches is right around the corner.
Getting your kids involved in outdoor chores can be an excellent way to help teach responsibility, spend time as a family and get everyone involved and potentially learning new skills. Tasks that we might find mundane or tedious can be exciting to kids! When deciding what chores your child could help with consider the following:
World Down Syndrome Day is March 21. Post your photos on our FaceBook page of your socks 'to symbolize the 'uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome." Shop for your socks at John's Crazy Socks.
Personally, I am a big reader and always have been. I tend to read fiction or self help books, usually related to my word for the year. If you read January's newsletter you know that this year my word is CONNECT. This means I am hoping to spend more quality time with people, make time for more 1-on-1 time with each of my kids, prioritize date night, disconnect from technology more often and work on improving/maintaining the relationships with the people that matter most to me.
Early Intervention is a program for children who are between the ages of birth and 3 years old. It is a state and federally mandated program that provides support for families, teaching them how to play with their child in ways that will help them learn different skills they need for things they do every day.