Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains

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

Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin

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

Goodnight noises everywhere

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