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Going Poop in the Potty. A Social Story

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about pooping in the potty, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play going to the potty.  These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading thisRead more

When I Get Angry. A Social Story

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about getting angry, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play what to do when you are angry.  These stories work well with most children and we recommend readingRead more

Best Feelings Games For Children

If you’re reading this, you probably care quite a bit about your child’s ability to process feelings, demonstrate self-regulation and be a kind, empathetic person.  This is so important, right?  Probably more so than academic skills like reading and math ( in my humble opinion).  Social emotional skills will be the backbone of your child’sRead more

Putting On Winter Clothes. A Social Story

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about  putting on winter clothes, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play putting on weather appropriate clothing.  These stories work well with most children and we recommend readingRead more

Sensory Dysfunction Is No Fun!

It is nap time in my classroom and I am rocking a sweet three year old as he snores.  Getting him to sleep today was hard.  Even when he is exhausted, his body does not let him rest.  Typically, it takes him 20-30 minutes just to wind down enough to be still in my lap.Read more

Products For Little Worriers

Do you have a little person in your life who worries?  We found some amazing products that may help!  Check out these neat items, all found on Amazon.  Easy breezy to get and great things to try with your little worrier.   The Irish Fairy Door Company Interactive Worry Plaque  $29.95  This cool wall mountedRead more

Eating in a Restaurant. A Social Story

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about  eating in a restaurant, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play good restaurant behavior.  These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one (orRead more

Stay In Your Carseat! A Social Story

  Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about being staying in a carseat, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play good car seat behavior.  These stories work well with most children and we recommendRead more

Can My Child Skip Preschool?

In a recent post on Babble, mom Lauren Hartmann writes about why she and her husband decided not to send their 4 year old daughter to preschool.  Hartmann, a stay at home parent, pondered the pros and cons of preschool and ultimately decided that her daughter would be fine without the experience.  One of Hartmann’sRead more

Your Smart Preschooler. Part 1

Living in the same town as an elite university lends itself to a high population of smart kids.  If I had a dollar for every time a parent toured our preschool and let us know that their child was advanced, I would be a wealthy person.  We even had parents request to move their childRead more