Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Specialty Books

For wonderful reading and a multi-sensory learning experience related to art, please check out:

"Touch the Art" Book Series by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo.

For Olympic and London related educational fun, please check out:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wonderful New Book-"A Special Friend"

A Special Friend is a children's book written from the point of view of a child with special needs. The illustrator has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Please check out these links:


Summer Activities

Summer Activity Ideas for Adults and Kids of All Ages

  • Go to the playground
  • Sand & Water Play
    • This can be done at the beach, some water parks, or even at home in your backyard
  • Play in the sprinklers
    • Go to a sprinkler park, or use the ones in your backyard 
  • Backyard camp out
    • Add a supervised campfire: Roast marshmallows, make s'mores, have a sing-a-long
  • Bike rides
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Paint with water 
    • Use paint brushes, spray bottles, sponges
  • Take a walk around your neighborhood
  • Try different local community pools
  • Play outdoor sports: tag, catch, soccer, baseball, horseshoes, croquet, frisbee, golf, basketball, volleyball, swimming, running, bike riding, etc.
  • Have an indoor our outside family "dance" party
  • Take a trip to the zoo
  • Have a late night board game marathon (inside or outside)
  • Family story night-create your own and have each family member add to the story details, and keep it ongoing until everyone feels the story is complete
  • Go to a movie to stay cool
  • Go to your local library to stay cool and find some fun new books

Enjoy and have a wonderful summer!

***Remember that all of these activities can be modified and adapted if someone in your family needs extra assistance.  Check with your medical/therapy team for advice to help make the summer fun for everyone.