Jul 16, 2018

Messy-Sensory Play is Fun!

Messy-sensory activities!
Messy-sensory activities!

 

Dear our Donors,

We would like to send you our Special Thank You for your generosity and kindness. You have supported our program, and children and their parents appreciate your help.

Creating a Sensory Area is our new goal, and we know how messy-sensory play is important for our children with autism spectrum disorder. This playtime is essential for child's brain and early learning. As therapists we know that sensory play helps child to develop and improve fine-motor skills, eye-hand coordination, concentration, and adaptive skills. During messy-sensory play such as kinetic play activity, water games, playdough activity, water beads activity, and glue collages our children have a chance to develop their experience in cooperative play and pretend play. It is a valuable experience to use all senses to discover and explore surroundings. Messy-sensory game is fun, and relaxed activity.

Penndco Board of Directors, volunteers, parents and donors support our project. We are happy to create our new sensory station for children.

Thank you so much for all ideas and help.

Sincerely,

Tetyana Varenychenko, M.Ed.

Thank You Penndco Volunteers!
Thank You Penndco Volunteers!
Jul 3, 2018

Deepest Thanks!

We are ready for Summer Time!
We are ready for Summer Time!

 

Dear Donors,

We would like to inform you that our Literacy Master Map Program 2017-2018 successfully finished, and our students have a summer break. Many thanks to all our Donors, Supporters, Volunteers, Teachers, Families, and Administrators who have made this project possible. We hope to continue to get your supports for reaching our educational goals.

Penndo's Families appreciate your generosity to help their children to increase reading skills. We would like to share with you that we had an interesting experience to allow our students to draw as teacher read a book. All students were especially attentive and creative in this modality. Reading specialist Mrs. Claire reported: " It is really interesting to see what students choose to draw. The boys tend to draw robots, military, cars, or sports items. The girls on the other hand tend to draw flowers, princess, dolls, or realistic situations."  Now we are sure that drawing is not a substitute for reading, but can take the pressure off those children who read poorly but use aural and verbal stimulation to better code and decode words. We encourage our bilingual readers to participate in reading and art activities during our program.

Again and again our deepest thanks go to All Donors and Helpers who understands how important to help little boys and girls to be good readers.

Sincerely,

Tetyana Varenychenko, M.Ed.

Reading is Fun!
Reading is Fun!
Apr 9, 2018

Let's Make Friends!

Dear our Donors,

We greatly appreciate your kindness and support to our children and their families. We know how important to have a community resources for families who have children with autism spectrum disorder or social communication difficulties. Looking around us at the difference your financial support has made to our organization, we know that to be true.

The ability to play with other children can take a long time to develop and requires patience, persistence, and new toys, tools, and Social Skills Library that includes visual helpers such as social skills cards, posters, and albums. Your financial support helps us to organize structured and non-structured playtime, cooperative playtime, playing and learning time together, playtime with a partner by using favorite toys, tools, books, and sensory materials.

A successful social skills playtime is our valuable goal. David's mother shared that David has trouble understanding and talking and difficulties to follow one step directions. We understand mother's worries because all these components are very important for nice social skills activities. Teaching parents to use Hanen strategies during social skills playtime is our way to help children to choose the right toys and activities, to find the right friends, and to help children with sharing the toys. Teaching children how to play and what to say is our main step during cooperative play. For example, Jake wants to join in but does not know how. Using right toys, tools, and strategies is helping our children to make friends at different stages of communication.

Again and again we would like to send to all our supporters our special Thank You! Thank you for the new books, games, cards and shelves that our children can use during their social skills activities.

 
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