I am going in a slightly different direction today. Besides being parents, many of you are also children of aging parents or grandparents. You are also neighbors and friends with people that could use this information or gifts for that matter. Attached is the link to the "Give a Gift of Home Safety" brochure from the Johnson County Livable Community organization. It has many good ideas of useful gifts for this holiday season.…Continue
Added by Jane Gay on November 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
Personally, while I want to find something new, fun or unique >> I usually don’t have the time or energy to shop and do this. After a quick search, I thought these might help get you started (espeically if you share my shopping problems).
Added by Jane Gay on November 26, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
Make your reservation for a Caring Santa visit! Available in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids on Sunday, December 7, 2014, various times. Check out the links for additional details and locations in IL and MN for families living on Iowa's…Continue
Added by Paula S. Connolly on November 22, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Added by Jane Gay on November 19, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
The presence of physical barriers on the playground can prevent children with disabilities from participating with other children, and restrict parents with disabilities from interacting with their own children. The U.S. Access Board has issued new guidance for playground owners on selecting and installing playground surfaces. Developed by the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University,…Continue
Added by Jane Gay on November 17, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments
Put the dice in a clear water bottle - the dice are rolled by knocking the bottle over. Less fine motor control is needed and the dice don't get lost.
If the game uses cards, as in Candyland, put metal paperclips on them and pick a card from the pile using a "magic" magnetic wand. (http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Wand-Blue-Inch-Magnetic/dp/B003TLBB64)
Added by Jane Gay on November 12, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Build a Better Board Game!
Here's a way to adapt board games by Eileen Haddon from the Vermont AT Program
Added by Jane Gay on November 5, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments