Category Archives: Resources

From the CISS Equipment Library: Activities to Promote Fine Motor Skill

As resource consultants, one of the supports we can provide to programs is equipment for development of motor skills. We have a large selection of toys and activities to lend to programs to support the development of individual fine motor abilities. Sometimes lagging skills are identified by your team of educators or a specific skill may be targeted by a consulting Occupational Therapist. Below are examples of some common areas for development and supporting activities.

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In Memory of Eric Carle

CISS celebrates the life and the achievements of Eric Carle, the author and illustrator of more than 70 books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

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Fostering Language Development During COVID in Early Childhood Settings – The Hanen Centre

Quality interactions are key for encouraging children’s language development. But with public health measures like masks and physical distancing, how can early childhood professionals ensure that they’re still maintaining that quality? Janice Greenberg, Early Childhood Services Director at The Hanen Centre, explains how educators can still apply evidence-based practices within pandemic restrictions. Speech-language pathologists, early interventionists and other Early Years professionals can also make use of these strategies in their work with children.