Restricted interests. Special interests. Passions. Obsessions. Whatever you call them, it can be challenging when a child with autism is fixated on something all day, every day, to the exclusion of anything (or anyone) else. I knew the stereotypes about autistic people when my twins were diagnosed at 2. So… Continue reading
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If you aren't living under a rock, you are familiar with Eric Litwin. He is the # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and… Continue reading
"A good children’s book can be read by an adult to a child, and experienced genuinely by both. A good children’s book is like a performance. I don’t feel my world really exists until an adult has read it to a child." --Anna Dewdney, in a 2013… Continue reading
Reading to a child every day isn’t just about promoting literacy or getting bonding time, it’s also about flexing the storytelling muscle. Stories are really, really important--they are how we give an otherwise chaotic world meaning. It's the difference between observing and inferring: Grandma is making tea vs.… Continue reading