Managing Emotions & Transitions. Strategies to honor your child's need for routine and predictability when your schedule changes.
Join Susie Lord and special guest Lisa Davis (Early Intervention) at Sweet Dreams Story Makers, tonight, 6/21, at 6:30pm-7:30pm at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union Street. For families with children ages infant to grade 3, accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy a story time and activities to help manage emotions and ease transitions as we go into summer and our schedules change. This is the last Sweet Dreams Story Makers of the season. Come and have fun playing Dr. Knickerbocker, doing the “Banana” dance, and having an opportunity to discover strategies you can use right away to make the transition into the lazy, hazy, days of summer peaceful and joyful.
RSVP by emailing Lisa Cheney at e.cheney@hwschools or calling 978-468-5489. You can also register online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com under Online Registration.
Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project™? Have you seen teal pumpkins around town? If you see a teal pumpkin on a porch it means that a non-food treat is available for trick-or-treaters!
Per the website, it was "Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season." It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and that 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy.
I promised several parents that I would find out more and provide a list of nut-free/wheat free candy, but the goal is to provide non-food treats. Here is a link to non-food treats.
Trick or Treat in Hamilton-Wenham is on 10/31 from 5pm-8pm. The Hamilton-Wenham Police Department shared a blog post on Wicked Local with Halloween Safety Tips. and it is in Manchester starts at 5pm and some road will be closed until 9pm for safety reasons. Here is a link for detailed information on road closures.
Finally, here is a great article put out by the National Association for the Education of Young Children called
What's Too Scary?
If you end up with too much candy, the Wenham Museum is hosting a Switch Witch. You can turn in your candy at the museum for a discount 10% discount (15% for members) in the museum shop.
Have a Happy and Safe Trick Or Treat!
Self-confidence rises out of a sense of achievement. Children become self-confident when they show competence in an area, whether it be cutting with scissors or finally walking across the room. Words of praise and encouragement help to raise self-esteem, but self-confidence comes from the moments that a child suddenly realizes, "I can do it!" Here is a list of books to read with your children that are great for raising self-confidence awareness.
We had a great time on Monday at Music, Books, and More at the Memorial School in Manchester. We read Hands Can by Cheryl Hudson, we Somewhere Over The Rainbow and The Alphabet Song (both by special request), recited poems, and we made fun art!
First, the children traced their own hands and then practiced cutting out the shape. We then decorated them using tissue paper, glue, crayons and markers. Scroll to the end of this post to see the original art.
By the way, the group is open to all. It is in Manchester, but families from Hamilton-Wenham are welcome to attend. Friends from other towns, too. It is open to all. We meet on Mondays at 1:45pm. Send me a note if you want to join. Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are changing the ending time of Music, Books, and More at Memorial School in Manchester to 2:30. This change will allow us to leave the school parking lot before dismissal and school busses. Since there is so much construction going on in the area this will make things much easier.
Music, Books, and More is a parent/child playgroup geared for children ages 3-5. We sing, read stories, and make messy, process-based art. Afraid to spill glitter on the floor at home? We have that covered. This group requires registration and we must meet a minimum enrollment to run. If you wish to join us, please register! We hope this time change will make it easier for people to attend. Call Lisa at 978-468-5489 or email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Hope to see you there!
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.
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