“Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Workshop on 6/6/12 at TLB Music

Join me and TLB Music for “Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Whether your child is starting camp (or school) for the first time or is a “seasoned” camper, this workshop will teach you ways to prepare your child for separation in a new place, with new adults and peers.  You’ll learn to reflect on your Read More

New Event: Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 6pm

Join Dana’s Kids and TLB Music for a new workshop: “Creating A Sibling Symphony”  on Tuesday February 7th at 6pm. During  this workshop parents will find out how to prepare their child for the arrival of a new sibling. We’ll talk about when to tell your child and how to help them transition into their new Read More

The Value of a Cardboard Box

I can’t tell you how many times I hear from parents and friends that they bought their child a wonderful new toy, and the child was more fascinated by the cardboard box.  My father, beaming with pride, recounts the story of buying a new refrigerator in the late 1970’s and giving my ecstatic brother the Read More

Plan to Play: Tell A Story

Recently,  I wrote an article for a website about preparing young children with special needs for mainstream kindergarten.  Needless to say, this had me thinking about the skills I would hope all children entering kindergarten would have.  Before entering kindergarten, most 4-5 year olds should have the ability to speak in sentences, understand the sequence of story, Read More

Tips and Recording from Babybites Separation Teleclass

On June 1st, I joined Heather Ouida of Babybites and Kiddybites to discuss “Separation at Camp and Beyond.”    Take a look at the tips from our conversation and listen to the recording: http://www.babybites.com/06/02/tips-for-separation/

Sippy or Straw Cup? And the Speech Therapist Says…

…Straw Cup! According to speech therapists, straw cups promote more mature oral motor development. Sippy cups encourage children to rest their tongues on the under side of the spout, which can cause what is called “tongue thrust.” Tongue thrust can lead to articulation issues. Straw cups on the other hand promote lip closure, tongue and Read More

NYC Imagination Library

Whenever I hear about a terrific opportunity for young children, I like to pass along the information.  There’s a wonderful new program in NYC that encourages a love of learning and books.  The NYC Imagination Library is an initiative of the NYC Dept. of Education. The goal is to promote the development of emergent literacy Read More