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Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1989
This newsletter issue focuses on toys, games, and activities that entertain special needs children and sharpen their ability to think, speak, and play with others. Play is beneficial to special children as it develops their creativity, helps them explore their environment, allows them to socialize, and provides opportunities for them to act out…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1988
The newsletter for parents of handicapped children focuses on summer activities which provide fun and learning without undue expense or effort. Suggestions include encouraging reading activities (including visiting the library, reading out loud, selective television viewing, making a book, and writing letters). Activities to encourage the child's…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Creativity, Disabilities, Learning Activities
Special Parent/Special Child, 1987
This issue of the newsletter offers suggestions to help parents improve the experience of living with a handicapped child during the out-of-school summer months. Maintaining a moderately structured schedule is recommended, with activities based on the child's individual interests and energy level. Participation in routine activities at home (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence