Category Archives: Resources

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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When Communication Problems Cause Frustration

At times, many children show frustration when they are learning language. Children with speech and/or language delays may find it especially challenging to express ideas, share information, recount an event or retell a story. These tips will help you help your child communicate with others and deal with frustration successfully.

Read full article at: https://www.firstwords.ca/when-communication-problems-cause-frustration

39 fun ways kids can play outside this spring

The sun is getting warmer, birds are singing, and my children are shedding their winter gear all over our backyard. Spring is in the air! After the long sleep of winter, nature is filled with a flutter of activity and new energy. Trees are exploding with blooms, insects are buzzing, and critters are busy building nests. The kids are full of energy too! Thankfully, spring offers many simple, easy, and fun outdoor activities for children to get their wiggles out. On that note, here are 39 free and easy activities you can do outside with your kids this spring:

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