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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

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

Eva From Princess Awesome Tells Us Why Girls Should Wear Clothes That Interest Them.

  “Why can’t I buy my daughter a twirly dress that has a dinosaur on it?”   Rebecca was shopping for her two-year-old, who only liked to wear dresses. She had just picked out pajamas – some from the girls’ section with flowers and rainbows, and some from the boys’ section with rockets and dinosaurs.Read 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

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

Products to Help Picky Eaters

Remember when your toddler was a baby and you fed him spinach, avocado and tofu?  He loved them, right?  And you congratulated yourself for having such a “good eater”.  Fast forward a year or two and things have probably changed.  Your once good eater now has many opinions.  Things can’t touch on his plate.  PlainRead more