Parent Perusals

June 22, 2020

2020-2021 FREE Parent Trainings and Webinars

Click HERE to access CATALOG with MORE details about the Parent Trainings and Webinars at ESC-20. Start making plans to attend!

Coming Up This Week from ESC-20's School Health Program

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.

COVID and Play: Can We do both?

Reopening in the fall has us all wondering how do we meet the needs of the whole child while providing safety in a pandemic. Nature based learning with the use of outdoor classrooms presents exciting opportunities to meet our kids academic and social-emotional needs this fall. Join Olivia Wiesinger, PT, with RevUpRecess, in this exciting session to discuss the importance of play as we plan for the fall.

Webinar ID# 71293

SAVE THE DATE: June 29, 2020

Resources to Help Children During COVID

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute created two resources to assist parents and caregivers during these difficult times. In the resource Emotionally Managing COVID-19: A Parent and Caregiver’s Guide, parents and caregivers can learn to recognize common reactions children and youth may experience. This resource is also available in Spanish. The resource Staying Mindful of Child Development When Discussing COVID-19, parents and caregivers learn how to talk to their children in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Tips and Resources


Tried and True--Tips from a Therapist


by Sylvia Vela, EIS

Need some ideas for possible fun this summer from home in lieu of a vacation? Here are some fun “summer” activities that can be made at home and are safe for toddlers to play with and learn at the same time!

Children, especially toddlers, learn from hands on experience. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. Children and even adults learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses (Importance of Sensory Play). For example, although we can read about making a yummy dish of enchiladas, we are able to grasp the concept further when we actually make the enchiladas! The same holds true for children when they use their senses to explore and learn their surroundings.

In this new “normal” we are all experiencing, parents are having to become teachers at home. Here are some fun, engaging and educational sensory activities that can be used to work on a variety of areas: fine motor, gross motor, speech, and cognition. They can all be made from items found in our pantries and junk drawers most likely and can really help engage our toddlers throughout the summer!

Taste Safe Beach Sand

Taste Safe Rainbow Sand

Edible Jello Slime


Water Balloon YoYos

Puff Paint Art

Water Bottle Sprinkler

Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Upcycled Sprinkler

Pool Time

Bubble Blower

Water Table

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