ATTENTION: CSLS Springfield office will close in the Spring of 2024.

PROMPT© Bridging Course will be held at the Falls Church office May 3-5, 2024. For questions, please contact Danielle Weis.

Opening in PEERS® group Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Contact Melissa Friedberg – Hanen parent groups forming. Contact Amanda Compton

Putting Therapy Into Practice

Have your child write and/or draw a card for a teacher, therapist, friend or family member thanking them for something. Brainstorm out loud with your child why he/she is thankful for this person. Then, if your child is writing, have him/her write down the reasons why he/she is thankful inside a card. If your child is not yet writing, have them draw a picture and dictate their reasons.

Monthly Activity

Let’s Cook!

Discuss what your family eats during Thanksgiving. Then, ask your child to list his/her three favorite dishes. Pick one side dish and make it with your child. Some of our favorites are sweet potato fries, mashed potatoes and green beans. This activity may be messy, but it is very important to allow your child to experience the actions (stirring, pouring, scooping etc.) of preparing the dish.1105151227a

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Donna’s Recommended Toy

A play washing machine is a great toy for replicating a real-life activity that mommy or daddy performs. If you don’t have one, make one out of a cardboard box. Be sure to slit one end for a lid that opens and closes.  Take socks, pants and T-shirts that your child has outgrown. Have your child put the clothes in a laundry basket, and then put them into the machine. Don’t forget to pour pretend detergent in the machine!  Depending on the age of your child, you can encourage conversation during play to include:1105151218

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