We would like to send you our super "Thank You" for supporting us in achieving our goals by teaching little children with autism spectrum disorder. Again and again we appreciate your generosity.
Every day we learn more and more about child’s communication as well as child’s ability to understand language. All children love to play, and all of them have preferred activity or toys. For example, Illya demonstrates his interests to play with a puzzle and he uses words to express his experience. Max likes textured cards and he names the pictures during his story time.
Building interaction during play time is our goal, and we support our children in it by providing them lots of opportunities to learn language and have fun during learning time. We have a child who is a First Words User who uses many new words combined with gestures, and mother is trying to help him to put two words together. We count every child’s word or gesture to encourage him to develop his ability to express himself during different life situations.
Penndco Families thank our sponsors for helping us in supporting our children to have a fun in learning process daily. Every child has a progress, and we ask our sponsors to continue to support us in reaching our goals.
Tetyana Varenychenko, M.ED
Building interaction and language skills
Aug 6, 2019
Young Minds Inspired!
By Tetyana Varenychenko - Project Leader
Thank you Penndco Board of Directors
We would like to share that our Literacy Master Map program had a huge success and we cannot wait to start the new 2019-2020 school year. The families and children appreciate every supporter to reach our goals. Ivan’s parents, Kirill’s parents, Kristina’s parents and her grandmother and Alexander’s parents and grandparents sent us a special thank you for very successful results in developing child’s love to read a book.
Reading is important, because it teaches children to listen, to understand the text, and helps the mind grow. It also helps to build child's vocabulary. Our course will focus on the most important aspect of reading – comprehension. The students will associate meaning and understanding with reading. They will make predictions about the text and use picture clues. We will also be working on connecting ideas to what children already know. Students will develop and expand knowledge of words and increase personal vocabulary by listening to a variety of texts. They will also express ideas or opinions in group and individual settings. The students will be exposed to reading, writing, and playing games that are developed for literacy development.
Again and again we thank our sponsors for helping us inspire young minds and develop their love for reading.
Tetyana Varenychenko, M.Ed.
I am a winner!
Reading is important!
May 8, 2019
Build Child's Language During Play Time
By Tetyana V. Varenychenko - Project Leader
Dramatic play activity!
Dear our Donors,
We appreciate your help and generosity. We would like to share with you how important for our children and their parents your support and understanding.
Our children like to play, and they demonstrate their preferences during play time. We know when child plays, he’s gaining experiences that give him lots to think and communicate about. During play time every child has the chance to learn new words and ideas. We support our children to enjoy language activities especially understanding of new words and ideas. We encourage every child to pretend and to use his imagination. For example, Illia enjoys his pretend play by playing in a dramatic play area. Maria pretends to give her doll a drink, then her teddy. Maria's mother shares that her daughter does the same pretend action with more than one other person or toy. Illia's mother shares that her son can pretend without objects. For example, he can pretend to eat ice cream when there is nothing in his hand.
Our goal is to build child's language during play time, and we support every child in it. We ask parents to help their child to reach this goal.