By Roxane Bélanger, M.O.A., SLP-C, Reg. CALSPO Speech Language Pathologist, First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Get your child ready for daycare or school by teaching them basic social skills grounded in language. Language and social thinking skills are crucial to a child’s success in building strong relationships with others, especially when you are going back to daycare or school after a pandemic year with limited social opportunities and virtual schooling.
For the month of October to celebrate Thanksgiving, we had 31 days of thankfulness. We used 31 small cups (plastic shot glasses) that we covered in tissue paper and each cup had something to be thankful for inside. Ms. Davis drew a turkey so we could stick the cups on it for the month. Each day we poked a cup and discussed what word was in the cup and why we were each personally thankful for it.
Bird seed is a great indoor or outdoor sensory bin filler. Outdoors in your mud kitchen, spills will just provide the birds an extra snack. Other great ideas include adding gardening tools and flowers or mini birds, nests and rocks.
In this series of video, the CISS team will show you the equipment that child care programs can borrow from us to support the children in their program. We have a hide inventory of equipment to support each individual needs. Come see what we have to offer in this new video series!
The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.
One or two students begin with a noodle (foam paddle). These students are the taggers. When the music begins they WALK and try to tag everyone who does not have a noodle. If a student gets tagged, they walk over and grab a noodle from the piles outside of the playing area and join the taggers.