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How Can We Help Colleagues With Disabilities to Participate in Meetings?

I think most people want to see a family member, a friend or a colleagues succeed in their work place. But what can we do to help a person with a disability succeed especially if you are the one who is in charge of setting up a meeting that will be inclusive to everyone with some kind of need?

The conference calling company Vast Conference asked those same questions in order to address the needs of as many people as possible. READ MORE

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Small Business Saturday FREE Kids Crafts at Tantrums in Colorado Springs

Yesterday, Small Business Saturday, I had the pleasure ( volunteer) to  help  kids do free crafts at Tantrums Kid Consignment in Colorado Springs while moms and dads shopped in the store for great bargains on kids clothes. I had fun. I think the kids enojyed having something on their level to do while mom, grandma and a few dads shopped.

I don’t have the time as much as would like to pay it forward by volunteering in the community, too often any more. But, when Courtney the owner of TANTRUMS Kids Consignment in Colorado Springs asked me if I would consider helping with FREE CRAFTS for the kids on Small Business Saturday I jumped at the opportunity to help a small business and give something special to parents – a chance to shop for the kids without the kids seeing what they were buying. READ MORE

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5 Learning Experiences Children Get from Playing Dress-up

Have you heard the expression “Play is a child’s work”? 

Child learn by exploring and trying out new things during role play when they dress-up. Costumes can be simple; elaborate or authentic. Kids dressing up in a costume of some kind is not just for Halloween or a school play. Dress-up/ dramatic play items don’t need to cost much.

This post will share 5 of some of the many benefits kids get from having dress-up clothes to play with along with some links to dramatic play collections including this author’s on-line store, plus more resources to find dress-up clothes and a list of dramatic play props.. READ MORE

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