Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Science with Literacy

Science is a way of thinking.  It is observing, predicting and experimenting, forming a hypothesis, testing it through experiments then comparing the results with the predictions.  Typical science activities include comparing and contrasting natural materials like liquids and solids, blowing bubbles, and planting a garden. Below are books that discuss the environment and nature. Along with the…

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Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful?

Technology and Your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful? By: Amy Gemmiti, LCSW In many households, a common bedtime routine looks like this:  after dinner, your child watches a TV show or plays a few games on a laptop or tablet to help “wind down” from a busy day.  As the child goes to bed, he…

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Ear Infection and its Impact on Speech and Language Development

Ear Infection and its impact on speech and language development By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC You may not think of speech and language development as being related to health. In fact, there are many factors which can contribute to a child’s delayed speech and language development. One important health-related issue that affects many children…

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Fun STEM Boredom Busters for Vacation Week

by Krissy Cannizzo, Education Coordinator As a parent of two boys under ten years, I am always looking for fun, hands-on, educational activities to keep them engaged during vacation weeks.  Here are five of our  low-cost boredom busters your kids will be sure to enjoy! #1 DIY Mystery Maker Kits These are brown lunch bags filled…

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Building Your Child’s Language Skills

Building Your Child’s Language Skills By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC   Communication is so important in a toddler’s life. The child can now use language to express her wants and needs. She can use language to regulate her environment. By age two years, some children can use two- to three-word sentences, ask questions and…

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Is My Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed?

Is my Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed? By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC As a speech-language pathologist, I receive many calls and questions from parents concerning their child. During the initial interview, almost every parent asks, “Are my child’s speech and language delayed?” or, “Why is my child’s speech delayed?” These questions are difficult…

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Teach Your Family the Value of Giving Back This Season

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature starts dropping, it’s safe to say that the Fall season is officially underway.  Halloween costumes fill the stores and kids are bringing home more crafts coated with the colors of the season than can fit of the refrigerator door.  Plans of apple picking, pumpkin carving and…

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Tricks to Make Your Night a Real Treat

Halloween is always a spook-tacular night of fun, but trick-or-treaters are two times more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than they are any other night of the year. Keep you and your little ghouls and goblins safe this October 31st by following these simple Halloween safety tips.   Children under 12…

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5 Easy, DIY Halloween Costumes for Children

Halloween is quickly approaching! Supermarket shelves are lined with endless bags of chocolate and sweets, and spooky decorations are infiltrating the seasonal section at Target. You know what that means… Costume time! Whether you and your kids are going trick-or-treating, attending a costume party, or visiting the Children’s Museum in Easton for their annual Halloween…

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Your Preschooler and Sleep: Back to School Edition

As the summer draws to a close, there are many items on a parent’s “to do” list to get ready for the upcoming school year.  But have you considered taking a close look at your preschooler’s sleep schedule?  Multiple studies show that well rested children perform better in school, are more adept at solving problems and exhibit fewer…

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