On November 22, YWCA Rockford, Muslim Association of Greater Rockford (MAGR), as well as many additional members of the local faith community joined together to honor the victims and families of the November Paris and Beirut terrorist attacks, and to support for the area’s Muslim population. Arshad Shaikh, MAGR President, shared with us the thoughts he carried with him as his spoke to the 100-plus supporters who gathered at the mosque.
Sensory play is a great option for both independent and group activities and has great benefits for both sensory-seeking and sensory-avoidant children as a self-regulation or self-soothing tool. And if those aren’t encouraging enough reasons, sensory play is fun!
Parents, child care providers, and well-meaning friends and relatives are all making the same fatal mistakes by putting or leaving infants and toddlers in car seats, swings, strollers and bouncers thinking that the children are safe in this equipment without being supervised; this is a dangerous assumption. Leaving a child in anything other than a crib with a firm sleeping surface and without bedding or toys, is a perilous decision.
Encouraging very intentional and purposeful exchanges between a teacher and a child, which creates a powerful interaction and helps a child become a more engaged and effective learner.