Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Autism Not surprisingly, most children love making collages. So making a Photo Face Collage is an excellent activity for combining social skills and recognizing facial expressions. Children will have fun with this game while they are building a variety of skills!   This...
Jun 14, 2017 6 Comments
Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Anxiety A popular phrase in educational circles these days is “teaching critical thinking skills“. Our state believes that this skill is so lacking in our students that they have added critical thinking skills to the middle school and high school curriculum. A...
Jan 09, 2017 6 Comments
Making Sense of Being Autistic: How a Young Woman Rose Above Her Autistic Label

Making Sense of Being Autistic: How a Young Woman Rose Above Her Autistic Label

Autism Today we are excited to have our guest author, Georgia Lyon, share her story about discovering and defining what it means to her to be autistic. Georgia has just completed her freshman year at college. This post contains affiliate links. Please visit our disclosure...
Jun 19, 2016 13 Comments
Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem;  Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem; Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Anxiety We asked our readers what issues or activities they would like us to write and many responded that they are concerned with bullying and their child’s self-esteem. This post contains affiliate links. Please visit our disclosure page for more information. Bullies only...
May 11, 2016 22 Comments
Why I Play for a Living; Learning Through Play Fosters Growth

Why I Play for a Living; Learning Through Play Fosters Growth

Autism   Recently, we were invited to join the Play Matters Blog Hop created by Encourage Play. Learning through play is a wonderful way to foster any child’s growth and development. Children learn best when they are having fun! For us, it was a natural fit. I am...
Sep 18, 2015 20 Comments