Author: Crystal Paschal

Sensory Friendly Halloween Ideas

Halloween means costumes, candy, and fun for kids of all ages. However, what seems fun and exciting for many children can be extremely stressful for children with sensory issues or other special needs. These kids can easily be overwhelmed by things like flashing lights, masks, or costumes. Here are four tips for adapting your Halloween celebration so that your child with special needs can enjoy all the fun of the day. Practice trick-or-treating. For children with anxiety, autism, or developmental disabilities, the actual act of trick-or-treating may not come naturally. You can prepare your child by practicing trick-or-treating at...

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September 2017 Homeschool Events in Indianapolis

Noblesville Parks and Recreation Homeschool Classes 5 week sessions beginning September 5 Noblesville Parks and Recreation is offering Homeschool gym, science, speech, and theatre this fall! These five-week sessions are designed for kids ages 6-14. Learn More Homeschool Tuesday at the Indiana State Museum Tuesday, September 5 at 11:30 am Kids in grades 3-8 can learn more about the Civil War and the role that Indiana played in this historic conflict. Students will also learn what life was like for soldiers in the 1860s. Learn More Homeschool Art Day at uPaint Pottery Studio Monday, September 11 at 1 pm...

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Splash Island Indoor Aquatic Center West Indy-Plainfield

Written by: Crystal Paschal Many families on the west side of Indianapolis and in Hendricks County were sad to find that the indoor portion of Plainfield’s Splash Island was closed for repairs this winter. However, we’ve got great news! Splash Island’s indoor aquatic center is open once again, and it’s the perfect place for family pool time. I visited with my two boys, one who is a strong swimmer and one who has a serious hatred of getting his face wet. The zero-entry pool made it easy for both kids (and their pregnant mom) to get in the water. The...

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2017 Indianapolis Dr. Seuss Events

My kindergartner is learning to read, and that means there’s a lot of Dr. Seuss happening in our house right now. Kids love Dr. Seuss because his silly stories are so much fun, and the simple words and repetitive phrases help them build their confidence as readers. Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd, but the celebrations have already started in and around Indianapolis. Here are some of the Dr. Seuss-themed events we think you won’t want to miss. Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show – This fun, interactive show is making its way around Indianapolis at the various Indianapolis...

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