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Debunking four common steryotypes about kids with special needs
By: National Network for Child Care

Often what is known about disabled children comes from television and movies. This information often is false and exaggerated and leads people to believe in stereotypes. Stereotypes can be destructive to the relationships between children and new, inexperienced caregivers.


Do You See What I'm Saying?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Children with hearing loss and the play environment.


Preschool Art Activity Tips For Children With Visual Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

With small adaptations, children with visual impairments can participate fully in art activities.


Helping Those Hearing Hassles!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helping children with mild and moderate hearing impairments understand what they hear.


Streeeetching The Attention Span!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Setting up a non-distracting play and learning environment.


Making Outdoor Play Fun And Safe For Children With Visual Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helpful hints for families, caregivers, and teachers.


"Now, Before and After"
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Teaching time tenses using Tense Sequencing Cards.


Independent Mealtime For Kids With Motor Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Using mealtimes to promote independence, self-care skills, and social interaction.


Early Handwriting Activities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Learning about the building blocks of handwriting.


Tackling Transition Times
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Tips for inclusive transition strategies in preschool.


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This sized puzzle is best for children with mild cognitive and/or fine motor skill delays. Small knobs make removing, manipulating, and placing puzzle pieces much easier to manage. These small knobs require an early two finger pincer grasp to use. It's a good idea to work on taking puzzle pieces out before attempting to place them. The "peek-a-boo" pictures make it more fun to remove pieces. Try guessing what will be found behind the different doors.

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