Oct 9, 2017

Reading is Fun!

Reading is Fun!
Reading is Fun!

Dear our Supporters!

We would like to share with you that Penndco Literacy Master Map Program 2017-2018 school year is successfully staring.

Class readiness is vital to the success of all students, especially youngsters from non-English speaking families. Our program is a weekly hour programmed and taught by our reading specialist, Ms. Claire Green, who is dedicated to inculcating the language and behavior that will position our students to succeed right from the beginning of their school career.

We are so grateful to our benefactors and sponsors for supporting our precious little groups of Kindergarten and first graders.  As they learn to raise their hand and express their insights in English, listen respectfully to their peers, and follow instructions, the boys and girls assimilate the classroom culture and age appropriate academic skills that guarantee their identity and aspirations within their experience of American public education. 

Please, know how grateful we are to all those who make this joyous and vital transition possible for our Penndco children.  We're proud of them. And, we're so proud to be sponsored by you.

Thank you very much for your generosity!

Reading and Learning Together!
Reading and Learning Together!
We Can Listen!
We Can Listen!
Fun Time!
Fun Time!
Learning Something New!
Learning Something New!
Reading Together!
Reading Together!
Oct 9, 2017

Learning To Play Together!

Special Thank You!
Special Thank You!

Dear Donors,

We would like to share with you how our little learners with autism spectrum disorder can enjoy playing. They have very limited play, play with only a few toys, or play in a repetitive way from beginning when they start to participate in our program. Our goal is teaching children to play with peers, adults and toys by developing social skills, communication and language skills, fine and motor skills, and problem-solving skills. 

Functional play is a very important type of play. We use a sensory zone, playdough station, puzzle and blocks area, and art area to help children to develop their ability to play with a purpose. Our children enjoy a bubbles time and kinetic sand activity, however they need to have an extra help with transitioning, following simpler directions, and communication during functional play.

We enjoy our constructive play by playing with blocks, puzzles, and Lego, and we use visual helpers to support our learners during this play time. Our five boys and one girl can complete a jigsaw puzzle so fast, and we encourage them to finish nicely this activity. 

The ability to play with others is our main goal for developing social skills of every child. Proving opportunities, oral and physical praises, positive reinforcement, encouragement and reward system is a huge help to have a success in developing social skills.

Penndco children learn to play together, and we proud of every child by teaching them to enjoy a cooperative play, pretend play, associative play, and functional play. We know that our children cannot always communicate easily, but we are absolutely sure they can have good friends and play cooperatively. 

Today I got a big hug, an amazing eye contact, and I saw a smooth transitioning, and first time after 2,5 years I could her "Miss Tanya, miss Tanya, miss Tanya... give me toy" and little boy was looking at my face. My colleagues and I were speechless... It is a significant moment of our little boy and his first experience to ask his teacher directly as well as appropriately.  

We ask support today and will continue to ask again and again tomorrow because we know how important to support our little learners to play, to communicate, to share, to talk, and to express their own ideas. 

Six little learners send Special Thanks to all our Donors! Five of them can say now PLEASE and THANK YOU! 

 

Playing Together!
Playing Together!
Jul 12, 2017

Reading Is Fun!

Dear Our Donors,

We would like to say you again and again our special Thank You for your support and generosity. We would like to share with you the following information.

Pennsylvania Diversity Children's Organization (PENNDCO) (www.peendco.org) located in Lower Moreland, PA is a501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides valuable reading programs and services to linguistically challenged children as well as children with special needs. Our licensed specialists work cooperatively with the families of these children, delivering support, help, and valuable programs.

During summer 2017 our children enjoy all reading programs, and we know that reading books with our children is a great way to connect with them and introduce them to new words and ideas. But what our student learns doesn't come only from hearing we read. In fact, having a conversation with our students about the book is just as important.

Turn book reading into a conversation is fun. It is a great way to see how our students can ask a question and answer on a question, and how they comment and have a fun by developing their listening skills, language skills, social-emotional skills, and self-help skills. We encourage our students and their families to read a book daily at home too. Reading a book must be a daily activity as a fun activity.

Thank you all donors who support us to help our children and their families to get a success during learning time, and we would like to say a lot of thanks to Holy Family University Library that presented us the Best Books Collection for enjoying a reading club.

Sincerely,

Tetyana Varenychenko, M.Ed

 
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