Celebrating Important Women for Mother’s Day

Mothers DayMother’s Day is on May 14. This means that it is the perfect time to celebrate important women in the lives of children. In May, we celebrate mothers and other women who are special to us. Children will enjoy talking about the special people from life outside of school and making something to give to these women. Read More »

Rain and Puddles Galore

rain puddlesApril showers often mean that we spend a lot of time inside. Of course, they also lead to puddles and time to play in them. Puddles truly are a great way to get kids out and about, but realistically it isn’t always possible during a session. If you are unable to go outside to stomp and play in puddles, share some stories which center around rain and use them to incorporate indoor puddle play. Read More »

Talk About Plants as They Grow

plants in therapyPlants are important to all of us. We need them for oxygen to breathe, for food, and to make shelter. The spring time is when we typically see people planting gardens and other flowers that blossom. Kids will adore getting their hands a little dirty in order to learn and talk about plants and the way that they grow. Read More »

Embracing April Showers

rainy day activities speechWhile some may want the rain to go away, we all know that April showers will eventually bring us May flowers. Kids of all ages will enjoy spending time talking about the rain and fun facts that go along with it. Use crafts to bridge the gap between those rainy days and speech and language goals. Activities are easy to change and make them work for any child and their individual needs within a session. Remember to think outside of the box and incorporate things that all of the students will enjoy to keep them actively engaged. Read More »

Why It Pays to Apply for a Job You May Not Meet All Requirements For

job requirementsWe've all been there. Searching for our next job, our next opportunity, the next level in our career. It's exciting to start that search! However, that doesn't mean certain things can't get in the way. You start reading a job description, enthusiastically envisioning yourself in this new dream job, and then...you get to the "requirements" section. You read "5 years of experience required." You have three. Next you read "Must be fully fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese." You're fluent in English & Spanish, but you only know a beginner's level of Portuguese. Your heart sinks. You move on to search for another job that fits your specific experience. We're here to explain why you should revamp your approach when applying for a new job.  Read More »

Talking About Feelings

talking about feelingsKids often hold in how they are feeling. It may not be because they are trying to keep a secret. Often, it is because they may not know how to express what is happening in their own minds. Now imagine being a multilingual student who is less familiar with the words other people use to describe their feelings. This can be an even more difficult time for them if they are confused, sad, or upset. Taking time to explore feelings will not only be beneficial for those students, but all who may need to take a moment to think about their own feelings. Read More »