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Community Feature: GiGi’s Playhouse

Emerge therapists recently had the opportunity to meet the staff and visit the newest location of the nonprofit organization GiGi’s Playhouse. This unique center provides educational, therapeutic, and supportive programs for children and families with Down Syndrome. The Raleigh location…

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October Toy of the Month: Ned’s Head

Ways to Play with Ned’s Head:

  1. Stereognosis: This is an important skill related to our tactile (touch) sense. Stereognosis allows a child to be able to recognize what something is, using touch, alone. We rely heavily on our visual and auditory sense to recognize objects and other things in our…

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September Game of the Month: Bowling

September Toy of the Month: Bowling bowling Photo from https://blog.allstate.com/green-entertainment-for-kids/

There are many cute bowling sets available from amazon.com in a variety of styles. However, for a fun DIY project, make your own set! You’ll need the following materials:

● 10 plastic…

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Back to School Transition Strategies

Back to School Transition Strategies

Returning to school is right around the corner! As your family soaks up the last few weeks of summer, consider these strategies provided by local psychologist, Dr. Rachel A. Bowman, to help your child transition back into the school routine.

5 strategies by…

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Toy Spotlight: Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set

August Toy of the Month: Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set

This toy includes the following materials:

● 12 wooden cookies

● 12 toppings

● Wooden knife

● Spatula

● Cookie sheet

● Oven mitt

How to play with the cookie set:

❏ Use it to work on sequencing.…

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