Here are 17 short phrases you can use on yourself as well as your loved ones, try it, if you want, use each one for the next 17 days and see how you and your loved ones feel!
Here are some super simple ideas for the days that your kids are close to saying, or already saying, “I’m Bored”. Keep this handy and let your kids choose the one that makes them smile! Have another idea? Send it over, we’d love to add to ours.
A young person’s teenage years can be difficult due to the intense social pressure they feel from their peers. This can become even more of a problem for children with social, behavioral, or learning disorders. However, summer break can provide a number of opportunities to have fun as long as the event does not depend on constant socialization with new people. Here are a few good tips for teens with social anxiety so they can enjoy summer events without the stress.
So we’ve rounded up 22 ideas that offer fun and simple ways to engage special needs kids this summer … all while having fun! Many of these ideas are great to work on with kids of all ability levels, even those without special needs. There are plenty on this list that I’m planning on working on this summer with my special needs son!
What is your fondest memory of going to school as a child? Was it a field trip? The cafeteria? While these options are fun, you most likely answered recess time. Think of this in relation to work that you currently do: somewhere around halfway through your typical work day, you take a bit of a break to eat, walk around, or anything that helps you bridge the gap between a productive morning and afternoon.
Being on vacation with sensory sensitive kids or children with a sensory processing disorder can be challenging. You want to make sure everyone in the family has a good time, and also that your child isn’t overwhelmed or uncomfortable. If you are hoping to get outdoors now that school is out and the weather is warm, there are some great nature outings that even the most sensitive kids will love. Here are some great outdoor excursions to take with the whole family in tow.
Dave & Buster’s (Glen Allen, VA) is hosting a SENSORY FRIENDLY TUESDAY on July 16 from 10am-2pm.
Sensory Friendly Tuesday is for individuals with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities. During the event, Dave & Busters’s TV and music will be turned off and the volume of games is turned down.
The summer is a great time to schedule your child’s visit to the dentist!
Virginia Family Dentistry has been providing dental care to the greater Richmond area for over 40 years.
Chesterfield County Public Library and eight local museums have connected to offer families an opportunity to explore Central Virginia.
Residents can check out the CCLP Museum Pass Bags, which include passes to several museums as well as reading material, DVDs, CDs, and other items to enhance participants’ museum visits. The contents will vary by bag.
The bag can be checked out up to seven days and the number of admission passes provided vary by museum.
The bags can also be placed on hold and picked up from libraries throughout the county.
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Henricus Historical Park
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees, and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
This pass is offered FREE for :