April has been a busy month for me. I had a speaking engagement at the Wisconsin After School Association’s annual conference emphasizing the importance of after school programming. I found lots of fun and kid-friendly activities for you to do with your child. I did a podcast emphasizing the 5 ways that your child wins with art class. I wrote about how important it is for our children to be exposed to things that honor who they are as learners and thinkers. And, I’m wrote about the similarities between autism and visual thinkers.
After-school programming is essential for the survival of our current, innovative, technology driven society. We need to encourage those out of the box thinkers in our schools to continue to develop those skills and help our linear process thinkers embrace their creative sides.
Earth Day, April 22nd, is a great opportunity for teaching children about conserving resources and treating our planet with care. I have found some great activities to do with your children to get them thinking about our environment.
I have compiled a list of wonderfully fun and educational activities for you to do with the kids this Spring. Also with Easter coming on Sunday, I think you will have lots of candy in the house. Why not conduct a few experiments with candy? That way you won’t have to eat it all. I’m really excited about the Peeps play dough.
Many of us know that art is important in education but unfortunately art class is one of the first things to get cut when budgets are dwindling.
This past weekend I enjoyed speaking at the Wisconsin Afterschool Association’s annual conference. We had a great conversation about learning styles and how they impact kids in the classroom and us as adults.
April is Autism Awareness month – so it seems like a good time to talk about the connection between autism and visual learners- especially because the link is really significant and profoundly affects the effectiveness of their communication and learning.
I have gathered an assortment of fun activities to keep your kids busy. There are activities you can do in the house and activities that are out of the house. And within each category, there are things kids can do independently and things to do as a family. Get the Rainy Day Survival Guide for FREE!