Routines are Important, Now More Than Ever

Routines are Important, Now More Than Ever

Decades of research tell us that routines are good for kids. They create boundaries for eating, sleeping and activity, set expectations, and help children feel in control and safe. As families continue to spend more time at home due to the pandemic (especially during...
Exploring Race with Children with Special Needs

Exploring Race with Children with Special Needs

Type “talking about race with kids” into a search bar, and you can scroll endless results. But what if you have a child with special needs? Can a child with autism who may not be able to imagine or understand others’ perspectives understand race? How do you navigate...
Sensory and Language Benefits of Outdoor Play

Sensory and Language Benefits of Outdoor Play

Running through a field on a warm, sunny day. Inventing a playground obstacle course with friends. Jumping in puddles on a rainy day. All childhood classics, yet studies from various countries show a trend: Children are spending increasingly less time playing outside....
Executive Function Skills & Language

Executive Function Skills & Language

If we imagine our brain as a busy highway system, executive function (EF) skills are the traffic rules that keep things running smoothly. They help us manage the constant streams of information running through our brain so we can focus, plan, accomplish tasks, control...