School age children are learning to recover from disappointment and to respond flexibly to changing circumstances. They are becoming more aware of their abilities and compare themselves to others. Children have varying temperaments and varying tolerances for frustration.
The 2×10 strategy can be used in conjunction with the Conversation Starters tip sheet. Download both tip sheets below by clicking on the images.
Purpose: In order for children to develop empathy, they need to experience being empathized with.
What is Empathy?
It is being able to understand and respect another person’s experience. Empathy allows us to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes and understand their point of view.
Download our Tip Sheet to help support school age children during summer camps.
Resource Consultants at CISS are fortunate to support parents with transitioning their child to school. This year, when mentioning the word “enrollment” more parents than previous years have been questioning whether their child should begin their journey to school. We empathize with parents that the uncertainty of what September will bring can be daunting. We recognize that this year is definitely more overwhelming than most for families to work through the transition to school process. But overwhelming doesn’t mean impossible!
We are here to support you. In addition to our newly improved Transition to School Toolkit, we’ve created a tip sheet addressing common transition to school concerns. Please see the links below to related articles and resources and connect with your Resource Consultant to begin the transition to school conversation.Continue reading
The objective of this tip sheet is to promote the development of fine motor skills by encouraging activities that promote fine grip and manipulation actions in the hand. To minimize safety risks, please supervise children who like to chew.
We live in an unprecedented time. Information and research on mask-wearing and its impact on child development are limited. To be frank: there is almost none. As new information trickles in, parents and adults working with children have to make the best decision based on the information at hand at the time, even if we wish we had more information to better guide us.Continue reading
As the back-to-school preparations are ramping up, parents are thinking on how to best prepare their child for school. Parents all wonder how their little one will fair off. We secretly hope that everything we have done for them since birth will have given them the tools needed to continue to grow, learn and be ready for school.Continue reading