The Sensory Walk

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On October 15, 2019
Flower petal walk; heel walk or toe walk up the petals: Improves ankle strength to either pick up their toes (heel walk) or stand up on their toes (toe walk) Improve coordination and body awareness for where to put their feet on petals Improve balance by getting up on toes Walk along the ladybug line […]
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Mission Moment… Meet Carter

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On October 9, 2019
Cool-Cat Carter Carter was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, and PDD-NOS, one of four developmental autism spectrum disorders. The family found it difficult to go out in public making a home-schooled education an easy choice for Carter. Early in his schooling, Carter was plugged into an […]
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Structured Literacy

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On October 7, 2019
Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019 Successful literacy instruction and interventions provide a strong core of highly explicit, systematic teaching of foundation skills such as decoding and spelling skills, as well as explicit teaching of other important components of literacy such as vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. See IDA’s educator training initiatives brief: Structured Literacy: An Introductory Guide to learn […]
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Playdough for Preschoolers

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On September 23, 2019
How to Have Fun with Playdough and Preschoolers ‘The Hanen Way’ When preschoolers (2½ – 5 years of age) play with playdough it stimulates their senses, while offering an opportunity to use their imaginations. Furthermore, the possibilities for conversation and interaction are endless! The goals of a playdough activityThe goals are simply to: Encourage free […]
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The Power of Pretend

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On September 16, 2019
It’s so much fun to pretend with your child! But there’s a lot more to pretending than just playing around. Children learn so much when they pretend, including some important communication skills. New research shows that parents and toddlers use specific early communication skills more often when they pretend together, compared to other types of […]
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Mission Moment… Meet Grant

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On August 12, 2019
An MCRC super hero story Grant just had his 5th birthday a few months ago and his imagination is jam packed with extraordinary ideas. On a regular basis he can be caught overcoming evil super villains alongside his superhero action figures. As he makes them struggle against each other in epic battles, you might be […]
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