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Flip2BFit®: Building Relationships while Building Muscle

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 1 Comment
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Flip2BFit® is the newest fitness craze for differently-abled kids!  The game combines nutrition trivia, yoga, stretching, and aerobic exercises in a fast and fun workout appropriate for the whole family.  Players compete individually or in teams in a race through the park to meet “Springer” the dinosaur in the playground.  Crab crawl, lunge, toe touch, and do the downward dog to move your piece around the park.  Make a poor nutrition choice and you’re going to have to move back a few spaces!

Early and ongoing exercise helps differently-abled children make significant strides toward purposeful movement and increased cognitive and social development. Read More…

Lollacups Are Here!

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 No Comments

 

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A Case for the Child Harness

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

Many years ago now, I spent my summers working at the Detroit Zoo.  Those that have visited it can tell you that it covers a lot of ground with elaborate gardens adorning the paths to the animal enclosures.   They can also tell you that it is easy to get turned around even with the map that they receive upon entering.  And, the larger the number of park visitors the more difficult the logistics are to manage. Read More…

Five Reasons to Teach Your Child American Sign Language

Posted on: September 8th, 2012 No Comments

Temper tantrums were common during our daughter’s transition from pre-verbal to verbal.  Her word acquisition did not keep pace with her quickly growing wants and desires.  Through the frustration and tears (sometimes hers, sometimes ours), we would remind her, “Use your words!”  Eventually, we developed a somewhat  effective way of communicating with each other using words and gestures.  The problem was that no one beyond our immediate family “spoke the language”.  How I wish that we had known about baby American Sign Language (ASL) back then!!

Although there are more than a few benefits to teaching your child ASL, here are my top five:

  1. It’s a real language.  In fact, it is the 4th most common language in the US!
  2. It will facilitate your pre-verbal or non-verbal child’s communication and, therefore, help them build connections with you and others.
  3. This additional tool in their communication-toolbox means less dependence on temper tantrums for self expression.
  4. Watching others sign stimulates visual attention and joint attention skills.
  5. Signing develops motor skills.

If you are looking for a resource, we were fortunate to meet Jennifer Cranston, M.Ed. at a recent gathering.  She is a nationally certified sign language interpreter with over a decade of experience in interpreting and deaf education.  She can be contacted at Jennifer.L.Cranston@gmail.com or (703) 725-8289.

More in future posts!

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Lollacups Still On The Way

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 No Comments

Hello, All!  I received news today that Lollacups will not be available until the end of September due to a production issue.  I will continue to keep you updated as I receive additional information.  Thanks so much for your patience!

Baby Feet

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 No Comments

When our daughter was born we marveled at her tiny perfection!  In particular, her feet with their “corn niblet toes” entranced us.  We kissed them, took pictures of them, and played with them.  Even though she is now 14 and preparing to enter high school in a few days, my husband and I often reminisce about those sweet times. Read More…

Specs 4 Us

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

The National Down Syndrome Congress gathered resources from around the country for an exhibition during their recent Monumental Meeting in Washington, DC.  In one room, families could find topical information from health and welfare to international adoption to,of course, play.  Specs 4 Us in particular generated much interest. Read More…

Warner Goes To Washington

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 No Comments

Greetings to all of our new friends from last month’s National Down Syndrome Congress Monumental Meeting in Washington, DC!  We had a GREAT time and hope that you did, too!

Congratulations to the Hayes family from Baltimore, MD!  They won the AirBlox set!  Thanks to everyone that participated!

Our personal Monumental highlights:

 We’d love to hear about Your Highlights on Warner’s Corner blog or our Facebook page!  (Please “Like” us, too!)

  Lollacups will be here soon!

We eagerly anticipate their September arrival.  FYI, they no longer will be available in purple or black.  Those colors have been replaced by pink and blue.   Click here to pre-order!

We look forward to visiting with you again next summer in Denver, Colorado!

Wondering About Wandering? What You Can Do To Protect Your Autistic Child

Posted on: May 13th, 2012 No Comments

Recent studies1 have shown that nearly half of all children with autism between the ages of 4 and 10 are prone to bolting or wandering from familiar, safe places. Although the exact cause for autism wandering (also called elopement) is unknown, it is thought that these children are most often curious or explorative, and may be seeking their favorite play spot such as a nearby lake or playground, for example. Read More…

Coming Soon – Lollacups as seen on Shark Tank

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012 No Comments

We are excited to announce that Lollacups will soon be available in Warner’s Toy Box!  The Lollacup is an an excellent alternative to the traditional sippy cup.  The valve-free, weighted straw allows infants as young as 9 months old to easily drink from a straw even if the cup is tilted.

It is BPA-free, phalate-free and made in the USA.

We’ll post them as soon as they arrive!!

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