Resource: Feeling Faces: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared

Name it so you can tame it! Use these images to help children identify the four core emotions of Happy, Sad, Angry, and Scared. This download includes one letter-sized color print for each of the core Feeling Buddies. Feeling Buddies AGE Ages 2 and older HELPS WITH Self-regulation Emotional awareness Fussing and fits Self-control Emotional intelligence Social-emotional learning USE Classroom Home Parent night Staff training FORMAT Instructions Four letter-sized, single-sided, color printouts MATERIALS Color printouts … Read more

Resource: Try the Conscious Discipline Calming Technique ‘S.T.A.R.’

Invite children to “Breathe with me…” and practice the S.T.A.R. active calming technique with this cute and easy to assemble breathing tool made from a file folder! This download includes templates and instructions to make a star with a mouth you can move as you breathe. Make ‘n Take S.T.A.R. AGE Ages 2 (with help) and up HELPS WITH Self-regulation Active calming Deep breathing Fussing and fits Self-control Emotional intelligence Social-emotional learning USE Classroom Parent … Read more

Special Kids, Special Families – FREE Monthly Series – next date is June 13th!

A Community Networking & Educational Opportunity for Families Raising Children with Special Needs Free monthly series from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Topics: June 13, 2023 – Engaging a Child with Autism. How to Be Your Child’s Best Play Partner! July 11, 2023 – I Need Help with Community Resources!   Learn about various community resources and how to sign up! Featured Local Experts will be announced each month. Contact Donna Dwyer, 386-944-7802 to connect with … Read more

Tips to help with decision making when purchasing toys

Brenna Hassinger-Das and Jennifer M. Zosh Pace University, Penn State | THE CONVERSATION Tips to Help with Decision Making When Purchasing Toys   Picking out a baby toy – whether it’s for your own child or a friend’s kid or the child of a family member – can be overwhelming. Although Americans spend $20 billion a year on baby toys, it’s difficult to know which toy will be fun, educational and developmentally appropriate. The options seem … Read more