The Parish School Blog

Nov 28, 2017

Navigating the Holidays

The calendar will soon turn to December and for many that means the start of a very busy holiday season. From travel, to major changes in schedules, to unfamiliar holiday traditions, this can also be a difficult season for children, too. However, with these four simple tips, you can take some stress out of the holidays for the whole family.
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 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.