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March is an appropriate name for this month. It marches in like a lion and out like a lamb and some are even marching in St. Patrick’s Day Parades! Throw in a dash of March Madness and you can see why it’s a very active month! And in our issues this month, we have been busy putting together our annual Camp Resource Guide and an extensive list of Special Needs support services. This is one issue you will refer to over and over again as time marches on.
Get ready for Daylight Saving Time which begins on Sunday, March 10. You may lose an hour of sleep when you spring forward, but you gain an extra hour of evening sunshine in the months ahead. What can you do with the shift? Introduce your kids to the wonders of gardening and the beauty of plants. Now, that’s something the entire family will dig! You can also go green, and this month that means only one thing — St. Patrick’s Day! Throw a shamrockin’ party with some new twists on traditional fun.
We kick of the month with the National Day of Unplugging. Going without electronic devices sounds harder than it really is thanks to these great family games. Between puzzles, charades and a game with a chicken-pig hybrid and a pooping cow — who needs an iPad? While you’re unplugged, check out the books that the Wilton Library has found for you. Each one is an award-winner, so you can share the best of the best with your kids.
There may still be a nip in the air, but it’s getting to be crunch time to get into the summer program you are thinking about this summer. Check out the Camp Resource Guide featuring wonderful camps and programs in and around Connecticut and register your kids! You’ll find the perfect fit for your future camper. And, if you’re nervous about letting your child go away, see how this experience can help her spread her wings and grow.
If you have a child with learning challenges, you’re going to want to read the Guide to Special Needs Services. These resources will help you find the program best suited to help him thrive. If your child has difficulty reading, she may be struggling with dyslexia. Even with this learning disorder, she can succeed in school with proper tutoring and support. Another hurdle that children with special needs often face is sleep challenges. This can leave kids and parents exhausted, making the situation worse. But there is help!
There is much we share in our March issues. Make use of our Family Fun Calendar and have a ball every step of the way!