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Nov 15, 2017

How Nature Learning Nurtures Your Children

Getting dirty just for fun is one of the privileges of childhood. Climbing trees, scaling hillsides, fashioning hiding places with leaves and sticks – all of these are built into a kid’s DNA. We don’t necessarily think of these activities as a crucial part of a child’s development. But research demonstrates that regular interactions with nature contribute in many ways to learning and socialization.
Oct 30, 2017

Big Birthday Bash gala celebrates 35 years of empowering students

The Parish School proudly announces its 25th Annual Gala: The Big Birthday Bash, to be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at the JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer Rd. More than 500 guests are anticipated to attend this year’s event, which celebrates The Parish School’s 35th anniversary and honors the vision of the late Robbin Parish, founder.
Oct 17, 2017

Putting the “happy” back in Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-treating can be a new, anxiety-causing experience for many children who have special needs, but by talking about and teaching what’s expected, you can turn the event into something that is understandable and fun. Here are 5 simple ways to make trick-or-treating more fun for everyone!
Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.