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November Newsletter

The Earlier the Better!

Intervention is likely to be more effective when it’s provided in life sooner rather than later. The connections in a child’s brain are most adaptable in the first three years of life. These connections are the foundation for learning, behavior, and health. Over time, they become harder to change, which is why it’s ideal to receive early intervention before a child turns three. This provides the best chances for long-term success.

Children with communication delays often struggle with expressing their emotions and may act out in negative ways, such as hitting, biting, or throwing tantrums. This behavior can be difficult for parents and caregivers to manage, causing stress and frustration in the home. However, early intervention services can help to improve behavior by providing children with the tools and strategies they need to better communicate and work through challenging situations. By promoting communication development, early intervention can help children better understand and express their emotions, reducing the likelihood of negative behaviors.

Early intervention services may also offer support and guidance for parents and caregivers, helping them understand how to best support their child and manage challenging behaviors. This support can be invaluable, helping parents and caregivers feel more confident and empowered as they work to improve their child’s behavior.

Teaching Gratefulness in Childhood

Gratitude improves relationships. Research shows that saying thank you to someone helps to create a more positive relationship. When a child feels gratitude from his or her parents for being helpful or for just being a good kid, the child feels safer and more empowered to say something when they are upset and need to talk.

Benefits of Gratitude

-Greater sense of well-being

-Improved physical health

-Improved self-esteem, resilience, and empathy

-Decreased aggression

-Increased optimism

-Improved sleep


7 Great Thanksgiving Books for your Little One

1. Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

2. Give Thanks to the LORD by Karma Wilson

3. Thanksgiving Mice! by Bethany Roberts

4. My Family Celebrates Thanksgiving by Lisa Bullard

5. Round the Turkey A Grateful Thanksgiving by Leslie Kimmelman

6. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz

7. Thankful by Eileen Spinelli


Turkey Facts for Kids

- Both male and female turkeys gobble.

- Wild turkeys can fly.

- Wild turkeys sleep in trees.

- They can change colors.

- Their poop determines if they're male or female.

- Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey to the bald eagle.

- Turkeys can see better than humans.


November Crafts: Turkey Fun!

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