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CISS Doll Kit Makeovers

Did you know CISS has doll kits available to borrow and share in your program? The kits include information on specific disabilities including: articles, children’s books, videos and tips sheets, as well as, a fantastic doll with accessories for the children to play with and enjoy.

Our dolls have undergone a much-needed update this year while we worked more from home due to the pandemic and have received some makeovers to bring them out of the 80’s. Check out their before and after photos. One of our resource consultants, Caitlyn Murray-Ford used her seamstress skills to make new clothes for the English dolls! She really enjoyed this project, sewing them new clothes and hopes you get a smile from their new looks! We also took this time to review all information as well as add new books and content to our kits.

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Programming in shared spaces

Children in this school age program create small world play using various pieces from baskets. The themes change but the concept is similar, using small loose parts to create different small worlds in their shared space in the gym. How do you use loose parts in your school age program?

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