UPDATE: May 23, 2019 @ 1:21 pm The phone lines at Elves Adult & Youth Center are now back up. If you have inquiries, please give them a call at 780.481.5335. May 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am The phone lines at Elves Adult & Youth Center are temporarily down today, May 23, 2019, due to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children who like themselves and believe others like them, have a sense of worth and healthy self esteem. A child’s self‐esteem has a big influence on his educational success, behaviour, and overall development. Developing a child’s self‐esteem is one of the most important things a parent can do. Help you child develop self-esteem: Accept and love your child. You […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We encourage you to get out, see the City, and let your children play. Playgrounds can be a place where children can learn, socialize, and burn off all their extra energy. It can be a place where you find some peace for yourself. Fresh air, sunshine, and a change of venue can sometimes make all the difference for our little ones’ moods, temperaments and behaviours. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is an American education program designed to give parents and communities a way to help children learn to eat nutritious foods. As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits and maintain a healthy weight. Involving them in meal preparation […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Try to go to bed at the same time every night Make sure the room is dark and quiet Keep a cool and comfortable room Do relaxing things like listening to music, reading and taking a warm shower or bath Listen to calming ocean sounds or nature sounds Get exposure from the sun or bright […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with speech and language delays or disorders, showcase a wide variety of skills that can be nurtured and shaped to improve communication. Building their reserve language is the key to the process. The groundwork for language building strategies starts with observation and gathering more information about the child. Supporting your child’s communication begins with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is your child: Constantly bumping into others or objects? Uncoordinated and clumsy? Constantly chewing on a shirt/pencil? Having difficulty attending and sitting still? All of these are signs that they may be in need of additional proprioceptive input to help calm and organize their body. Heavy work activities are also called […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen‐Year‐Old Boy with Autism and Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida. These two books were written by a young man from Japan who has a diagnosis of severe ‘non‐verbal’ autism. He learned to finger spell, and eventually to type. These books provide […]Continue Reading... No Comments.